Saturday, September 11, 2010

Customer Spotlight - Mandy LaCroix

One of my very good friends and a very talented customer, Mandy LaCroix created this layout using CTMH Cherry-O Paper.    This paper was introduced in our Summer Idea Book and was one of my favorites!   Mandy loves to create gift books for friends and family.   This is a page she designed for a new baby.    Mandy actually mixed in paper from another paper pack with this layout.   The green matting underneath the Tulip Cardstock is B&T is from the paper pack Daydream.    One paper pack will go a long way for pages and cards but when you mix them with other paper packs you can stretch their use even more! 

To accent the 8x10 photo that will go onto this page Mandy used her Bowl of Cherries stamp set  that came in the Cherry-O WOTG kit.  Mandy used the 2nd Generation and Rock n Roll technique to stamp her Cherries.   First, using the 2nd Generation technique, she inked the Cherry with Tulip ink and stamped it on a scratch paper.  Next she rolled the edges of the cherry into the Tulip ink.  Then she stamped the cherry onto her page.  This gives her cherries a dimensional look. 
For Mandy’s title “Sweetie” she used the Essential alphabet stamp (now retired).   "our little" is from the stamp set Baby (also retired).  To set off the Tulip mat under the Cherry B&T paper, Mandy dry embossed each corner and sanded before layering.  For an extra flair to her layout she added Tulip and Clear buttons tied with Chocolate Waxy Flax and knotted a Chocolate ribbon across the picture.

These special WOTG (Workshops on the Go Kits) are available each Idea Book.  They include a Level 2 paper pack, B-size stamp set; 1 accent and a step by step instruction guide for completing a 2 page layout and 6 cards.  You still have plenty of paper and cardstock left over to create even more.  To see the Autumn/Winter Workshop on the Go kits available now go to Shop Online and select the Workshops on the Go Kits on my website.

Thank You Mandy for allowing me to feature you this month!  Be sure to leave her a little "love"!  We'd love to see your comments!

Would YOU like to be in my Monthly Customer Spotlight?  Each month I will select a customer's artwork to spotlight.   It can be a card, layout, 3-D project or other artwork.  I just ask that you use only Close To My Heart products.   Email a picture of your work along with a recipe of products used.  I'll select a new Spotlight each month.

RECIPE:
Cherry-O Level 2 Paper X7123B
Tulip Mini Medley Accent Collection (Buttons) Z1320
Clear Buttons Z1155
Chocolate Waxy Flax Z1088
Chocolate Ribbon Z1127
Chocolate Ink Z2111
Tulip Ink Z2166
Sweet Leaf Ink Z2153

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