Growing on Me

Have you ever seen a paper line or embellishment and just thought “Ick! Why would anyone want to buy THAT“? That was my immediate reaction when I saw Samantha Walker's newest paper line from Creative Imaginations. Let me tell you, I was NOT thrilled to be doing a layout for store display with it either. Not only that, but two of the stores I DT with are carrying it! People oohed and awwwed over it and I just didn't get it. I bought a couple of sheets and took it home anyways.

I'm flipping through my photos to find something, ANYTHING that I can use with this paper!! And then I see these pictures of Matt I just got printed. When were were in Monterey, he had on a little red and navy sweat top when we went to the beach. Perfect match! I start laying stuff out, pull out some new American Crafts buttons I just stocked up on (from Scrapbook Boulevard), punch out some circles, cut some shapes out from the patterned paper and here ya go:
I think it came out pretty good and gosh darn, this paper is starting to grow on me. I might even do a class with it! Funny how the world works! I stand corrected. The paper is pretty cute. ;)

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Growing on Me

  1. I love that layout! Love the colors…reminds me of independence day!
    Happy Mommys Day!

    Posted on May 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm
  2. I saw this at The Scrappin Table and LOVED it!!!!!

    Posted on May 16, 2008 at 12:25 am
  3. love that Fiesta font :)

    Posted on May 28, 2008 at 6:08 pm
  4. great layout! I wish I lived in your area so I could have attended the classes you posted :)

    Posted on June 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm