Sunday, May 5, 2013

April Design Team Review

Oh my goodness... you are not going to believe all of the amazing inspiration I have to share with you today.  You are going to want to grab a beverage and warm up your mouse fingers because this is a long one and you will want to click through for the details on every one of these amazing projects!  Remember as you go to give them a little comment love to let them know you love what they do!

Aida Haron: One of the things I adore about Aida's style is the way she layers elements on her projects.  This beautiful scrapbook page is a perfect example.  See it on her blog at: http://aidaharon.livejournal.com/34609.html.

Amy Baldwin: How cute is this framed decor piece by Amy?  I so want to make one of these for myself!  Find out more on her blog at: http://curlyqmosaics.blogspot.com/2013/04/keep-calm-just-call-mom.html.

Amy Friend: I know that I say this nearly every month, but Amy makes me want to take up quilting.  Her tutorials really make me think I can do it too!  Check out this fabulous one at: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2013/04/windmill-star-mini-series-1-block-3.html.

Anna-Karin Evaldsson: AK (as I call her) can see new things in dies that no one else can.  This heart shadowbox is a perfect example.  Trust me on this, you HAVE to click through and see the entire project!  http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2013/04/heart-shadow-boxes-tutorial.html.

Audrey Pettit: When I look at Audrey's projects I find myself smiling.  They just make me happy.  I love that she is always able to include so many details without it ever looking over the top.  It is always clean and oh so pretty.  See this lovely at: http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/2013-sizzix-design-team/.

Catherine Scanlon: Catherine's tutorial is a perfect example of what I love about die cutting.  With the right dies in your stash, you always have the perfect embellishments on hand for any project.  See how she created these gorgeous flowers at: http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-happy-birthday-project_10.html.

Ebony Love: Let me tell you, Ebony is so packed full of information about die cutting fabric, it blows my mind!  Between her and Amy I just may be swayed to take up quilting yet!  Check out this great sewing project at: http://www.lovebugstudios.com/2013/04/18/dropped-zipper-tutorial/

Gretchen Schmidt: I love when I can look at a designer's work and see their personality shining right through.  Gretchen is so fun and cheerful, just like her projects.  This card is just *so Gretchen*!  See it on her blog at: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/one-fine-day-pop-n-cut-card-tutorial.html.

Hilary Kanwischer: Hilary, Hilary, Hilary... always the perfect mix of vintage, country, sweet, and shabby.  I can only imagine how cute her house is with all of her fabulous projects displayed.  Check out this patriotic themed project at: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2013/04/sizzix-usa-mini-wall-hanging.html.

Jan Hobbins: This project by Jan is such a perfect example of how dies help you make incredible things from just paper, yes, every bit of this project is paper.  Find out what dies she used at: http://janhobbins.blogspot.ca/2013/04/tea-time.html.

Jeanne Streiff: Let me tell you, Jeanne is a master card maker.  She has more card ideas on her blog than you can imagine.  If you are a card maker looking for ideas, you need to book mark her blog and refer to it often for ideas.  Find the details on this cute card at: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2013/04/12/toadally-amazing/.

Johnnie Lanier: Love the idea of green crafts, repurposing, and DIY?  Then you are going to LOVE Johnnie's blog.  This girl has ideas that take the plain to wow in no time flat! This frame is a perfect example.  Check it out at: http://savedbylovecreations.com/2013/04/diy-dollar-store-paint-chip-spring-mirror.html.

Leica Forrest: Scrapbookers looking for ways to incorporate die cutting into your pages are going to fall in love with Leica!  This girl has mad scrapbooking skills!  Check out the tutorial for this scrapbook page at: http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/2013/05/sizzix.html.

Mou Saha: Just like some of you, I have many "idols" in the scrapbooking at paper crafting world.  I am lucky that many of them are on this team.  Mou is someone who I have admired for so long.  Her style is so different from my own.  I am so fascinated by the detail and carefree spirit of it.  When she said yes to my invite to join this team, I confess that I actually did a little happy dance.  Check out this great page on her blog at: http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/2013/04/friday-with-sizzix-2.html.

Richele Christensen: I can not urge you strongly enough to check out this post by Richele.  It is a must read for every one who loves die cutting and who wants to learn more about what they can do with dies.  In this post she creates four different projects, each using the same dies, each in a different way.  Seriously, read this post: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2013/04/sizzix-steel-rule-dies-part-1.html.

Shelly Hickox: I love the trick Shelly shares for creating this trifold card using a ____!  I don't want to spoil the details so click through to her blog to find out what she used and how she did it!  http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2013/04/inspiration-emporium-challenge-masks.html

Tami Mayberry: Tami has mad card making skills.  I love her clean and refreshing style.  I tend to be a "project over-thinker".  Visiting her blog and checking out her projects remind of how stunning simple can be.  Find this perfect example of that on her blog: http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com/2013/04/exciting-news-and-new-toy-from-sizzix.html.

Tammy Roberts: Sweet happy sighs.  That is what I do every time I see new paperie sweetness from Tammy.  These Mother's Day themed bookmarks are true shabby chic perfection.  See all of the details at: http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2013/04/bookmarks.html.

Tammy Tutterow: If you follow my blog, you know how much I love writing tutorials.  This one was fun and combined some neat ink techniuqes with some fun dies.  You can find it here: http://tammytutterow.com/2013/04/tuesday-tutorial-let-love-lead-you/.

Tiffany Johnson: Cute, cute, cute!  This is such a fun card from Tiffany.  It has a really fun surprise behind the door.  You can find out what is behind door number one here: http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2013/04/operation-write-home-spring-training.html.

Vivian Keh: Mixed media WOW! I don't know what else to say to describe this card by Vivian.  Seriously, I want to reach out and touch it and feel all of the texture.  Get the details and some up close looks on Vivian's blog: http://contadinak.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/here-come-the-ladybugs/.


I hope you are still with me and made it all the way to the bottom.  Did I tell you it was going to be amazing or what?  Truly, there is something for everyone in this review.  I am so inspired that I want to hide away all weekend in my studio and just create non-stop.  I hope you are feeling the same!

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12 comments:

  1. Tammy, I took your advice and got a fresh cup of coffee for this post, and I truly enjoyed every single moment of perusing all these projects! Wow, what creativity! Now I've got to go back and read it again! LOVE!

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  2. I can't tell you how much I love and appreciate the diversity of talent you have assembled for this year's team! WOW!!! - vivian

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  3. I love the artists you have been selecting for the design teams. They do such amazing work! I can't wait to see that email in my box each time. I am like Audrey, I want to go back and read this one again.

    I am also excited about the new products Sizzix is coming out with. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

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  4. yes - it was a great week - looking forward to more!
    Sandra ltb

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  5. I REALLY enjoy your reviews it is a great way to explore again those blogs you have seen and also see those that you have missed. This is a fantastic resource of ideas. Thanks for doing this each month.

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  6. Love your reviews and re-visiting the projects! TFS

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  7. What a fantastic variety of projects. Thanks team! Great job.

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  8. Hi Tammy! I am so loving what I'm seeing! So many fantastic, out-of-the -box creations! Been looking into each design team member's blog and just love, love, love the creativity. It so challenges me! Great job Tammy in finding these wonderful people.

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  9. Wow!! Amazing creations!! I follow several of the blogs and will have to start following the others!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  10. Just a Quick Question!!?? Who WON the Enter your Project Prize for April!! I thought you said you'd post a winner on this post, but I didn't see one here or on any of the other posts!!?? Just curious!! =) THANKS for the FUN and for ALWAYS INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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    1. We didn't do a challenge for April. We did our first one for May and will announce the winner on the June challenge. http://sizzixblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/maychallenge.html

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