Monday, December 17, 2007

New Look for Page Kits

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the best of this very festive season - and by that I mean that I hope you are sipping eggnog and nibbling shortbread without so much as an inkling of guilt! I have finished all my Christmas shopping and did all my wrapping last night. I feel very mellow about this whole Christmas thing! The girls on the team have been given the remainder of the month off from their scrapping duties to spend time with their families but some of the diehards chose to submit a few bonus projects just for fun. Be sure to continue dropping by over the holidays to see what they've been creating!

Here at the studio I've been watching my icicle collection grow outside my window- a sure sign that in the spring we need to replace the insulation in the roof that has been stolen by the squirrels. I've also been busy creating canvases for my nieces - photos to come- and plotting out the new page kits for the upcoming year. Our kits have been a work in progress and feedback has led me to revamp them for all you creative vixens out there! In the new year, the kits will reflect my love of and previous career in fashion design. You can expect fantastic vintage textiles and not-always-traditional garment-related notions to be included in each month's seasonal "Scrapbook Couture". The contents of the new Couture Collections will blow you away! You will receive and abundance of cardstocks & embellishments hand selected to perfectly complement the printed papers. Additionally in the coming months, you will also receive exclusive Lotus Paperie products but you'll have to wait and see what those are as they arrive from production.

The challenges will be a little different too. Sketches will still be used but only every other week. On the alternating weeks you will see design suggestions taken from sources across the web. Of course, each artist whose work we are inspired by will be duly noted via a hotlink to their website found in each week's post so that you can explore their websites for additional resources for your scrapbooking pleasure! The sketches that do appear will be unique to Lotus Paperie and this will be the only place on the web to find these exclusive sketches. I welcome input from all artists so feel free to email me with suggestions for future projects and links to your websites! Not all that is posted by our talented Design Team will be on traditional 12x12 scrapbook pages. I think we'll see more decor and mini albums (Jessi & Tania!) I'm trying to overcome my own mini-book phobia but that's a post for another day. Your Couture Collections will include that month's sketches printed on 4x6 index cards which store perfectly in a recipe box.

The above photo is a teaser to get you excited about January's Couture Collection - Falling Frost. Make sure you tuck away some of that cash that comes every year in the telltale chubby envelope from Granny so you can be one of the first to get your hands on this dynamite assortment of gorgeous wintry products.

Here's to a magical holiday season full of love, laughter and flattering photos!!


jessi said...

I am so excited!!! merry christmas!! i got my jan kit yesterday and i love the paper choices and colours!!! so pretty!!!

i wish you much success with your new direction!!

have a fabulous tuesday vanessa!!

Gillian said...

That little sneak peak of the kit looks gorgeous!! And i think it's a fantastic idea to put the sketches on index cards along with the kits, that will be super handy! I think i might just save my cash from Grandma and take your advice ;)

FYI, I'm from Comox and it's rain, rain, raining here! I wish I had your icicles! lol

Tania said...

I can't wait to get mine Vanessa! So excited. :) Have a great day.

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