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What’s New for Jan. 2011 by Elaine Dennison January 24, 2011

Time seems to be speeding right along, our first month of the new year is down to the final stretch.  This week, we will be highlighting new products for January.  As we are all growing weary of the cold winter months, thoughts turn to warmth and comfort.

And nothing is more warming than a big yellow sun.  Puddle Jumpers by Sus Designs exudes warmth and energy with its vibrant primary palette and fun, mostly weather-related,  elements.  It’s an upbeat and fun kit versatile enough to be used for a variety of layouts.

Becky created a dramatic yet fun two-page layout for the National Junior Theatre Festival.  The photos with their dark backgrounds look stunning on the yellow background and blue accents go so well with her photos.

As always, please feel free to click on the photos to view the larger images displayed in the gallery or to leave a comment for our E-scape Artists.

National Junior Theatre Festival 2011 by Becky

National Junior Theatre Festival 2011 by Becky

Dolphinsoul also used Puddle Jumper for her page titled Bill’s Birthday and Manta — in her own words:  “I found inspiration with all the rain elements to showcase the splashes of water we experienced at Sea World and especially the new Manta Ride!  It was our first time riding it and it was Amazing!!! I love the title block “Whatever the weather, we are in it together.” It was Bill’s birthday and looked like rain all day, but we still chanced going to the park dawning our ponchos, but the sun came out and it was the perfect day. The only way we got wet was sitting in the Splash zones of the Shows, the dolphin petting area, and the wall of water that comes up near us on the Manta ride.   I used the photos the actual ride going past as the top part of my background paper.”  I’m so glad that the weather cooperated with them and they were able to celebrate Bill’s birthday.

Bill’s Birthday and Manta by Dolphinsoul

Bill’s Birthday and Manta by Dolphinsoul

When I think of comfort, comfort food also comes to mind… like strawberries and cream which reminds me of Ruth Davis’ new kit Strawberries and Cream Elements and Papers.  It  is delightful with its soft pinks and beiges with a hint of green;  it is easy on the eye and also a nice back drop for photos with dark backgrounds.

Lainey used some recent photos of her granddaughter to create a very feminine page about dance practice.  The touch of green in the macramé bracelet draws your eyes to the photos.

Dance Practice by Lainey

Dance Practice by Lainey

Chocolate cupcakes are definitely another comfort food and Keling Bermuda did an awesome job of combining a birthday cupcake with Sus Designs’ newest kits, Foxy and Foxy Add-on.  Foxy has some fun and whimsical elements as well as richly textured papers in a lovely earth tone palette including foxy gray and russet.  Foxy Add-on follows up with some wonderful shabby papers and more cute elements.  What a yummy-looking treat!  Thanks Keling!!

Love Me Some Cupcakes by Keling Bermuda

Love Me Some Cupcakes by Keling Bermuda

With February right around the corner, love is another comfort that comes to mind and there’s also a few pages about love.  Keling Bermuda took her mouse in hand and created some extraordinary digital art using  Heart 2 Heart by The Busy Elf Designs.  Heart 2 Heart uses a palette of reds and pinks highlighted with black, white and gray.  There are some fun elements such as the glitter wing fairy and whimsical tree as highlighted in Amour.

Amour by Keling Bermuda

Amour by Keling Bermuda

In a totally different style, Babs created a beautiful layout called Extraordinary Day using Heart 2 Heart by The Busy Elf Designs which commemorates 35 years together for the lovely couple.  I love all the hearts and the elegant dark touches which compliments their photo perfectly!  Congratulations to the happy couple!

Extraodinary Day by Babs

Extraodinary Day by Babs

On a lighter note, Coppercurls used Kay Elfin’s newest kit,  Lovey Dovey, to create her tongue-in-cheek masterpiece, I’m a Sucker.  She used the bright and vibrant color palette and fun elements that define Lovey Dovey as well as her own Text on Path elements to complete her title.

I’m a Sucker by Coppercurls

I’m a Sucker by Coppercurls

Art Teacher created a beautiful layout using Kay’s Lovey Dovey about  Paisley.  As she explains, “This layout is of my sweet, shaggy doodle, of course! I never get tired of scrapping her!”  And, it’s quite understandable with such a dapper young lady!  Lovey Dovey’s bright colors are such a nice backdrop for Paisley.

She Stole Our Hearts by Art Teacher

She Stole Our Hearts by Art Teacher

And to wrap up our layouts on love, AnikA has also used Lovey Dovey to create her page, You are Beautiful, featuring her lovely daughter.  I think Koala1966’s comment sums it up so well — “Gorgeous! Great blending work, I love your cluster work with the elements and photos.”  As you can see Lovey Dovey works well for all sorts of styles and themes from fun through serious.

You are Beautiful by AnikA

You are Beautiful by AnikA

This concludes our E-scape Artist reveals for January 2011.  Thanks for spending  a few minutes reading our news.  Get comfortable, stay warm, and most of all, cherish loved ones.

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