Did you enjoy all the excitement about meeting our 9 new designers and their beautiful kits ? We’re spoiled for choice in the shop and not just by the new designers goodies. It’s time for one of our favourite features and that’s to show One Kit in Five ( or so ) Ways. Rather than choosing one of the new designers kits – where would we start to single out just one of them? we opted for one of the older ones . Kits that is .. not designers! After not many ditherations the choice was made ( these girls don’t need much persuasion ) and it’s Count the Ways by Joanne Brisebois. What title could be more apt to showing it in different modes, so many possibilities. Tradional scrapping, altered art, art journaling; clean and simple ; blending. You name it and it works with this versatile kit . Besides who doesn’t like Paris?
Cheery-O Madi has been introduced to scrapping with arch shapes and this kit is perfect for it. I bet she is hooked on arches now.
Cheery-O Timounette said
I can’t do art journaling, but I know that some of you are the best in it… I do simple pages….
I fell in love with the soft colors of the kit, the papers are gorgeous, great for blending too, and perfect for water pictures…
Diane ( Dwsewbiz) our Cheery-O (and Blogteam leader) used it for expressing some very difficult thoughts and feelings. Isn’t it nice how scrapping can help us through difficult periods and so much better than just putting pen to paper. That verse from the prayer card is something to store in your heart when it’s difficult to let go.
She said: I have scrapped with this wonderful Parisian kit before, as I love Paris. So my first thought was to scrap some of the hundreds of photos I have from many trips to Paris. But when I reopened the papers, the colors spoke heritage to me. And this week October 10 would have been my dad’s 87th birthday, and so this being on my mind, I choose a sepia-toned photo of my dad in the army, would have been about 1945 or so. And while the Paris theme might seem unrelated, the night before he passed, I had a dream that I was trying to get him to Italy to see the country of his ancestors, but I could not find him. He would have loved Italy, he would have loved to see Paris.
The journaling is from the prayer card we had at his funeral.
God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you,
And whispered “Come to Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away,
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
It does make you quiet doesn’t it?
By Irene- our newest Cheery-O and also one of the blogteam members. You can read all about her here
Mine : As soon as I saw the expression on the face of the little girl I thought of this quote; she looks rather puzzled. Paris and the dress doll ( what do you call that in English? mummy? dummy ?) got me thinking of fashion and catwalks and suddenly it turned into a sort of journaling page..
And that was FIVE but of course we couldn’t stop there.
Cheery-O and blogteam member Audrey : has gone for a truly romantic one.
Cheery-O Eva loved playing with it too- it was just the kit she needed.
This kit was a perfect match to an idea I had for a layout. We were watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame the other night, and I said that I had to scrap Esmeralda’s prayer. When I saw all Paris themed embellishments in this kit, I knew I had a match. The photo of Notre Dame I found at Wikipedia.
and an art journaling page from Diane (Madi) I wonder if she ever got to Paris?
and Irene went for an art journaling page too, don’t you just love that poem in the background.
Timounette couldn’t stop at one page and shows us how just a few subtle elements give the page such an elegant mood.
Now has your appetite and inspiration been wetted by seeing these examples? Wouldn’t you love to play with it??
Count The Ways is available in the O shop both as a kit or as separate items.