Friday, January 6, 2012

SHINE ON Creative Memories... Shine On!

Creative Memories turns 25 this year.  Congratulations cM!

It's been so cool to be part of this company for 10 years.  When I started, cM was just celebrating it's 15th anniversary as a company.  I just had my 10 year consultant anniversary in November. WOO HOO!

To begin the anniversary celebration cM has created SHINE.  I'm featuring the fabulous new Shine Products at my New Year (I still call it January Jumpstart) workshop tonight.

Again, I have to commend the cM paper designers.  Beautiful.  Love them!  Again, I'd have to urge cM to enter the fabric market.  If these designs were on material- watch out Amy Butler (who I do love)!!!

The Shine Paper Pack is BIG.  In fact it's somewhere between a mini power palette and an additions pack on steroids.  There is A LOT of paper in this pack.  All the papers are double sided.  The 12X12 papers have more complicated designs where I'd call the photo mounting papers - patterns rather than designs.

Click here to order Shine Paper. 

The color scheme is greys, light blue and a yellow-ish green that does look light yellow in certain light.  I am WILD about grey.  I know I know, grey and brown - I love them.  That doesn't mean I don't like color, I just happen to have a soft side for the colors grey and brown. 

The pack is distinguished.  It's calming.  I could see it working on a baby boy page, or for a black tie event.  The paper is also somewhat gender neutral.  Tho. I wouldn't choose this for a baby girl, the shiny elements and kaleidescope patterns work for girls but aren't too girly to use on a guy page - I like that about this pack.

Along side of the Paper Pack is the embellishment pack.  WOW!  Awesome.  Every paper embellishment could stand alone on a page - again, I'd be embellishing all kinds of stuff if these were made for fabric, purses, quilts, zipper pouches, etc... so cute, but again - not TOO cute. 

Another coordinator is the Shine Stickers.  They are blingly bling bling with sparkles, raised domes, jewels, etc... but again, believe it or not - with all that bling.  They are not TOO girly fru fru... I am not really a girly fru fru kind of a gal so this resonates well with me.

Together, I did a little playing around - old school, traditional style with paper borders and scrapbook tools and tape - and I came up with a few fun designs.  I'll be saving them to use on JUST THE RIGHT page - because they aren't related to a season, or a holiday specifically, these borders can just wait until the photos on my page call for them - gotta love that RIGHT?

I'm showing these off at my workshop tonight - I hope they provide some shiny inspiration for you.

Here are a few more Shine related products - get the whole line today!


Happy Scrapping, Sher

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