Sunday, July 21, 2013

Maple Manor -

I saw this awesome (as usual) file from Mary did an amazing job creating this lovely set called Maple Manor. I knew I had to get that file and as luck would have it, SVGCuts was having a super sale so I went ahead and got it!

It was a shocking surprise to see how many small pieces this file has (ha!) and I was SCARED, to say the least, to work with it. But Mary's instructional videos are so helpful tho, I watched this one over and over again to make sure I didn't miss any details.

Here is a picture of what it looked like when I finished cutting all the paper (I cut over 11 sheets of paper lol)

I knew I wasn't going to make a haunted house this time and I was looking online for inspiration on what colors I should use. Didn't find much except that Plantation style homes are usually white lol. But yesterday on our way back home, we had to drive thru Midtown/Buckhead area in Atlanta and there are lots of mansions over there and I saw a house with red shutters. Got it! I wanted RED shutters on my Manor and the designer paper is just part of the same collection I have been using for the flower pail and urn. Here are more pictures of my Maple Manor.

And here is my SVGCuts collection *blush*, not much but I am going in the right direction. Love my SVGCuts files. (expect the shadow box, that was for an entry to the Sil. blog sketch)

There is a question I keep getting asked and that is: HOW DO I CHOOSE MY PAPERS? The easy answer is that I think I have a "gift" to spot the right colors lol. But it is hard, I like my favorite line of designers like Echo Park, Lori Whitlock, Cartabella to mention some. Once I pick my DP, I choose one color from it and make it as my base color and go from there. You also know that I love using double sided DP to maximize my stash of paper. Double sided papers also give more choices to pick from.

That's all I have for today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Don't forget to join us the Cameo Creations challenge to be enter in the giveaway.

Have a great one!


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