Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Cards

Hello!Today I'm sharing with you a card set I created using the "A Perfect Autumn" collection by Carta Bella. This is my first project as a Carta Bella designer. I always have a little bit of nervousness and apprehension when starting a new design team commitment. I get a little nervous working with new people and new products. I will say that I'm thrilled with Carta Bella! I love the collections I've been sent to work with and can't wait to show you more of their products.
 The "A Perfect Autumn" collection has a unique characteristic compared to other Fall collections that I love. This collection has a white base instead of a cream colored base. I love the combination of white with the rich colors of Fall in this collection. Having a white base with Fall colors gives any project a crisp fall feeling.
Fall Card ideas by Becki Adams

I used the Pumpkin die set, the Autumn Frame die set, and a designer label die set. These dies rose to the top of my favorites list so quickly. They make beautiful clean cuts and the die cut comes out of the die so easily!

Fall Card ideas by Becki Adams
Fall Card ideas by Becki Adams
Fall Card ideas by Becki Adams
I used the A Perfect Autumn 6x6 paper pad and some white cardstock create all of these cards. Did you know that the Carta Bella 6x6 paper pads have prints on both sides of the paper. I love that! It makes creating cards so much easier (not to mention that it's fun to have a choice of which side of the paper to use).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lets Talk Tuesday: Recap

Happy Tuesday! It's been a few months since I launched Lets Talk Tuesday. You have all been so wonderful and given me great feedback and comments. It's the highlight of my day to hear from my readers. I've watched these tutorials show up in my Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook feeds. It makes me smile every time.
 
Today I thought I'd share with you a little bit more insight about a few of my favorite (and your favorite) Lets Talk Tuesdays posts. I've got so many fun projects coming up, I can't wait to share them with you!
My very first Lets Talk Tuesday post was about Lines. When I first started designing scrapbook layouts the concept of "lines" was such a light bulb moment for me. When someone pointed that out to me I said "that's why it works." I'd been working on layouts and they just felt like they were lacking. When I figured this concept out it made my work so much better. I had this tutorial written, just waiting for me to hit the "publish" button, for the longest time. Why it took me so long to hit that button, I'm not sure. I guess it was just the underlying fear of people thinking that I was a little crazy. (Now, you all just know I am, no big deal.)
 Scrapbooking design tutorial by Becki Adams

The topic that has been pinned the most is the Gelatos tutorial I was surprised to see this one be pinned so many times. I loved creating this tutorial and loved the projects I created. I don't know why it was such a surprise to me that it was pinned multiple times.
Gelatos Tutorial by Becki Adams
My most favorite Lets Talk Tuesday post is the Childhood Memories Post. I loved creating this layout, remembering, and documenting this memory. One of my goals is to create more projects like this about my own childhood.
Scrapbooking Childhood Memories by Becki Adams
Moving forward I'm looking for contributors for upcoming Lets Talk Tuesday posts. If you're interested in having your projects featured please click the "contact me" button in the side bar to the right. I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great Tuesday!