Please wish me luck as I offer up some of my past creations using Cosmo Cricket's products. At the end of this post I've included some of my all-time favorite projects, some with Cosmo and some without, just to give a better idea of how I like to work. Much of my work with Cosmo Cricket has been for classes so the projects are a bit simpler, focusing on just a handful of techniques, due to time constraints for class projects (there's only so much you can teach well in 3 hours, you know!).
The folks from Cosmo will be checking out all the entrants' blogs to see what we have to offer. Wish me luck!! So without further ado, please check out some of my Cosmo Cricket creations plus a few of my faves:
I created these cards for the Polka Dot Whimsy DT with the June 2009 kit. This first card was for my sister. She graduated Nursing School this past June and I wanted to give her a unique card:
Just for fun, I created this card with cupcake liners, a chipboard flower, and a rubon quote:
When I saw the "Ever After" line from Cosmo Cricket I knew it would be perfect for this book. I created a 4x4 coaster book to celebrate children, gardens, and Spring. The vintage feel of the paper was perfect for this tiny book.
I taught this banner as a class last Fall at several scrapbook stores around Southern California. The Cosmot Cricket Haunted paper line was perfect--just grungy and dark enough to be spooky but versatile in pattern and color. And it was very well complimented by all the loads of Graphite Glimmer Mist I used to "spookify" the banner!
"So Happy Together" Mini Book:
This is one of my favorite classes that from last year. Happy, cheery, and bold--I love this paper. The black is just the ticket to make everything pop. This book uses the 12x12 papers that Cosmo prints with six, doublesided 4"x6" journaling blocks on them. I cut the blocks up and students could choose whatever side they wanted on each page of the book. A strip of 2x6 paper on the side covered 6x6 chipboard to make the pages complete. It really makes mini books super easy to create.
This was one of my most succesful classes to date, taught at several LSS last Fall. I remember gong into Collective Journey and the manager Christine was telling me all about these new paper lines from Cosmo Cricket ... once I saw "Mr. Campy" I knew I HAD to make a class around it!! The paper was too stinking cute and the colors so "campy". It matches all of my camping pics plus it isperfect for those vintage camping pics we all have in our stash from our childhood and beyond.
These are a just few of my favorite layouts right now. Some are old, some are new...
It sure was fun taking this little trip down memory lane but after several hours of working on this blog post, it is time to go create something else. I can't wait to see who they choose for the Design Team and I have my fingers crossed. We shall see! It's best to be optimistic and hopeful because you never know what tomorrow will bring. So until tomorrow,