Now that most of you have the March kit, STORY HOUR, in your hands, we wanted to bring you a little extra inspiration. We asked two of Crate Paper's design team members to work with the main kit, and I'm absolutely loving what they did with it! STORY HOUR is still available -these bright and fabulous pages from Annabelle O'Malley and Roree Rumph just may be the key to pushing you over the edge to hit BUY. ;)
First up, we have two beautiful pages from Annabelle :
Hi! I’m Anabelle O’Malley! I live in Delaware with my husband and
our eight year old son, Ryan and our orange tabby, Pulu. Although I’d love to spend every day crafting in my scraproom, I have to pay the bills somehow, so I also work at the University of Delaware in the Early Childhood Department.
I’ve been paper crafting for the past eight years and have loved every minute of it. It truly is my creative outlet. As a child, I would spend hours drawing and making cards for people, so this is just a natural extension of my love for all things paper. Along with creating layouts, I still love card making and trying out new techniques. I also love creating decorative gift wraps and tags. Giving them to someone is a gift in itself! Seeing Ryan enjoy the albums I’ve created makes this hobby so worthwhile.
My creations contain lots of texture and details. I love mixing colors and patterns. Finding and using vintage items is something I also enjoy doing. Lately, foam adhesive and die cuts from my Silhouette machine have been making many appearances on my pages!
I’ve been lucky to have been published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooks Etc., Cards, Paper Crafts and several other paper crafting books. Additionally, I was a Memory Maker’s Master in 2008 and got to work closely with that publication.
I loved breaking into my March kit! The Crate Storyteller line was just perfect for some pages I've been wanting to do. I loved the vintage scraps of paper and decided to use them to mat my photos. The green gems also were a lot of fun to use. They made for wonderful accents against the red, yellow and blues of the paper.
I've been wanting to try my hand at making a confetti pocket for a while, so I got the chance to do so on my "Fun at Carousel" page. I cut a 12 by 1 inch strip of page protector, added my confetti, then stitched the other side closed. I decided to mimic the zig zag pattern from my layered border and stitched a large zig zag down the pocket. I even used one of the cute advertisement cards that came with my kit. See it behind the vintage papers under my photos?
I used the Storyteller stickers to create a patchwork border on my 'That's How We Roll' page. I cut pieces of the stickers, adhered them to the top and bottom of the page and stitched them togehter. The white Mr. Huey mist against the dark paper gave me the 'asphalt' look I was going for. I cut the sunburst shapes from with my Silhouette and layered more Storyteller papers behind my main photo. I even used the punch tag from the sticker sheet on my top photo!
Next up, two awesome pages from Roree :
I'm a mom to my two daughters, Grace and Harper, and married to my best friend, David. (We're at 18 years and counting!) I started paper crafting about seven years ago, got hooked immediately, and I'm still having a blast creating today. My first love in paper crafting is making cards, but I also enjoy scrapbooking and altering too. I'm crazy about color and texture, and you will see a lot of both in my work.
I had so much fun working with the March's Story Hour kit. It is filled with such wonderful colors, patterns, and textures! I am a patterned paper junkie, and I was beyond thrilled with the selection. And the roller date stamp is too fun! But really... I loved everything!