Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Make and Create Shop

I was so excited to be asked to guest design for The Make and Create Shop in October, but when I got the kit in the mail, I was over the moon!  It's stunning!  I created three layouts and still have plenty of bits and pieces for at least two more or a handful of cards.

First, Oh How I FALL for Those Eyes.  All three of my boys are blond with blue eyes, and oh how I love those blue eyes.  Each one has a shade of their own, and Colten's are the same color of the river behind him in this photo. 

Everything but the paper (My Mind's Eye) is in the kit, including those adorable felt embellies.  I dyed the cardboard leaves with Glimmer Mist and added even more sparkle with the gold sequins.

Second, Autumn Bliss.  The "bliss" is Dear Lizzy and the alphas are Basic Gray, but everything else was in the kit.  I colored my kraft background with Distress Inks then layered and layered the trims, flowers, and buttons. 

I wrapped the gold wire around a little screwdriver (why that was in my scrap room, I don't know....) to make the little spirals. 

Third, Fabulous Fall.  I LOVE this page.  I used book paper from Scrap Rat, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, Pink Paislee alphas, and a few Prima leaves I had in my stash, but the rest is in the kit. 

I used the crepe paper to make a pleated border and the tissue paper to make a lollipop flower.  The other flowers were already made and in the kit.  I stamped the brown leaves with gold metallic ink for some added interest and created a spray in the corner with glimmer mist and sequins.

If you are looking for unique embellishments for your autumn (or even Christmas) projects, you MUST get this kit.  There's even a half kit available with plenty of fantastic items from the regular kit.  I love that the mix of handmade embellishments and carefully curated trims add a special touch to my pages and go a long way.  You will not be disappointed with this purchase :).

You can find the shop here.  Stop by, take a look around, and tell Anna I sent you.  Have a wonderful day!  Tessa


  1. Thanks so musch Tessa for your such kind words about my kit. I'm so glad you enjoyed creating with it. It's been a real treat to have you designing for me, you created such beautiful layouts with the kit, thank you!xx

  2. wow--this fall colors are GORGEOUS--GREAT creations!

  3. These are just beautiful! What a great little kit!


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