Thursday, April 1, 2010

No Foolin' ... Anthologies Connection is revealed today!

The moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived! The first-ever Anthologies Connection Kit Club launches today April 1st! I just love product kits and this one is absolutely incredible! So much product and a great variety of embellies are included in this month's kit. Along with some wonderful unexpected treasures... don't miss out! This Kit Club is unlike most others. There is no contract. You simply like it, you buy it. The trick is just making sure you purchase yours before they sell out! The kits are limited and demand will be high...so don't delay. Get "CoNneCteD" today at www.anthologiesbyme.com!

When you purchase your kit, be sure to check out the Anthologies Connection Design Team Gallery. There you will find over 60 pic's of the fabulous projects created by our amazingly talented team! Loads of inspiration for you and major creative, scrap-lifting potential!

Here is a layout that I created using my April Connection Kit: This is the first family photo that we had taken after Maddi was born. She was 1yr. in this photo. The beginning of Maddi's life was plagued with some pretty serious medical problems and a major surgery so we just simply were trying to keep things together and we just never had the luxury of time to have a professional family photo taken. The months passed and Maddi quickly recovered from her surgery and so Easter seemed like the perfect time for us to have an outdoor photo made. I just love this sweet picture and every time I see it, it reminds me just how fragile life is and how we can never take our loved ones for granted.

Here is a little info about my design:

First of all, I am a self-confessed INKER! I ink everything....edges of paper, embellishments, even flowers! I just love the added color and dimension that using distress inks adds to my creations. Without it, I just feel like everything looks naked...ha! I also love dimension and texture, so you will see lots of things popped up here and there on my designs and you will see lots of different elements mixed together, such as the fabric, the distressed edges on my papers, the coorugated, the rolled fabric flower, etc. I cut around the birds & roses to create a unique "popped up"embellishment for my lo and then adorned it with additional flowers. I used some of the fabric in my kit to create the lovely rolled flower and added a few of the other blossoms to create this lovely cluster bouquet.
I even used a portion of the box my Connection Kit came in and tore away the top layer to expose the coorugate. I then inked it heavily with Olive Distress Ink (Ranger). I used another piece of my fabric and simply knotted and pinked the edges and adhered to my lo. I lightly applied a few Crystal Stickles on the fabric to add a sparkly effect to my knotted fabric and to the bird icon on my paper.
I truly love it when I can create with found treasure so I was quick to add my vintage music paper to my design! The punched book page butterflies practically fly right off the page when you fold them and adhere them only in the center of the body. This adds great dimension!

I hope you enjoy this lo and that it will inspire you to use the beautiful contents of your April Connection Kit to re-create something similar for yourself! Don't wait another second, purchase your Anthologies Connection Kit today!
Will post another creation soon...
Tracy :)

6 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

My oh my, what a delightfully collaged and shabby chic layout, terrific work Tracy!

Erica said...

Love all the textures on this layout. Very nice combination of patterns.

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful Tracy ;o)

Michele Brooks said...

Love your page, Tracy! Great dimension and details!

Jennifer Y said...

Gorgeous layout Tracy! Your family is beautiful! This was a GREAT kit you gals put together! Can't wait for May! :)

AnnaD. said...

its beautiful misses!