Trend Watch – Full Blown Foiling: the Shiny Retro Trend

How big is foiling now?  It’s huge!  Although it’s not new, anything this eye catching and shiny is just too compelling to ignore! As you may have noticed, gold is very much on trend right now, and we’ve been seeing a lot of it, but foiling can be done in other colors as well.   While …

Trend Watch – Party! Party! Party!

I love a good party.  Good friends, lots of laughing,  smiling and of course good food.  And for a while, that was all I needed to make it a really good event.  Then I started to see these awesome displays that folks were creating in their homes and spaces to celebrate. That’s when the decorations …

Trend Watch – By the Bottle or the Glass

Warning, this Trendy Tuesday report may be extremely tempting.  You may get very thirsty… hopefully to craft and not just to drink the wine.  But seriously, I am trying to tempt you to try this fun trend of using wine bottles and glasses and fun sentiments in your paper crafting… so let’s get started. Because really, …

Trend Watch – Fold Them Up Fabulous

It’s a brand new year and a great opportunity to try new things and push ourselves a bit.  Maybe it is just me , but my standard go-to card looks like an A6 folded in half.  There are a ton of possibilities with this shape, sure.  But when you add in an unexpected fold , you …

Trend Watch – It’s Written in the Stars

I remember wishing on a star as a kid and really really hoping that whatever I wished for came true.  The only wish I can truly recall now is for long hair and nails.  Outside of making really bad wishes, I still believe there is something magical about stars and something about the new year …

Trend Watch – Turning Negatives into Pretty Positives

I am all over the die cutting trend.  I have at least two machines that I use to help me die cut and I keep them pretty busy.  There are so many fun things you can do with the shapes, letters and expressions.  But like a lot of you, I get kind of bummed when I …

Trend Watch – Monochromatic

I don’t know about what you see when you look out of the window, but here in Minnesota, there is white stuff everywhere; although maybe not as much as in Buffalo NY but still.  I love how creative people use everything they see and this week I want to focus on the monochromatic trend.  Because …

Trend Watch – Going Wild for Woodland Critters

These critters are just perfect.  In real life, they may be a bit intimidating but when you can stamp them or use them on patterned paper, they can add just a little bit of the outdoors to your paper projects.   We have seen so many of these woodland creatures lately, I just had to show …