Hi there! I have been super busy this week and last working on layouts for CHA for Studio Calico, October Afternoon and Girls' Paperie. The layouts will be hanging in their booths to showcase the new product lines. This is one of the parts that I love most about my job! I get to see and work with the new products before they are released and before they hit the store shelves! Talk about lucky!! It is so exciting to get the boxes of products and open them to see everything!! It feels like Christmas all over again!!
CHA isn't until the end of this month and I know that we are all dying to see everything that our favorite companies are releasing! I love seeing the new trends and new innovative products that have been developed! Some companies now post their entire new product lines on their blogs/sites before the show so that we don't have to wait in anticipation and others are just giving little snippits and sneak peeks of things. Either way it is exciting to see what is being shared each day around the web!!
I can't show you my full layouts that I have made for the booths but I can share some sneak peeks and then once the show starts I will be back to share the full layouts.
First up is Studio Calico....
They are releasing two new lines.... both of which I am super excited about! I am especially in love with their new Mister Huey's mist colors and my favorites are Piglet and Lemonade. I have already used up almost half of my Lemonade mist!! Looks like I will be needing to stock up on that one!! You can see the entire new catalog with all of the new products they are releasing right here. I am loving the yellow notions and also the wood veneer butterflies!! The die cut tags are pretty awesome too!!
Here are sneaks of the layouts I did using mostly the Countryside collection with a few things from the State Fair collection too.
One thing I love about both of these lines is that even though there isn't a lot of pink in them, they still work really well with pinks and can be used for very feminine layouts. You know I love pink!! It's so cool that their lines can go either masculine for boy pages or can be used in a more girly way as well. There are lots of product lines out there that are either very distinctly masculine or feminine and while I love those kinds of collections (and use them all the time), it is just cool that Studio Calico's tend to work either way!
Another thing I love is how well the white notions and the wood veneer pieces take mists. You can easily alter them to fit with any layout by just spraying a little mist on them in any color you want!!
I'll be back soon to share some sneaks from my Girls' Paperie layouts as well!