Curious to see what Cosmo Cricket™ inspires me to create? I am going to share with you some projects, published and otherwise (layouts, paper crafts and cards) inspired by Cosmo Cricket’s amazing products. You will then see why I love their products so much.
Their papers are so fun and never cease to inspire me. That is why I would love to be a member of their design team. This layout, above use the Get Happy Collection along with some stamps from Inque Boutique/Darice and some Curious George stamps. I had so much fun using these lively, fun papers...who wouldn't “be happy” working with bold colors and patterns like these?
And it never ceases to amaze me how I can use this same Cosmo Cricket™ collection for various times of year and come away with very different results. Here is a a no sew, “Sweet Treats” pocket holder created with the Get Happy Collection, perfect for Holiday Gift Giving or as an appreciative thank you gift.
Remember what I said about how Cosmo Cricket’s products inspire me to create? Here is a very different 2 page spread layout that shows the Get Happy collection in a different, funky way. To view larger images, check out my project gallery for a more detailed view...
With each new release, there is always one collection that grabs and inspires me to create things immediately. In the past, I have been inspired by the Gretel and Get Happy collections. I have shared with you a few Get Happy Collection creations. Here are a few layouts from the Gretel collection. Unlike the Get Happy collection, the colors aren't ones that I am normally drawn too, but one thing is always consistent...ever paper collection has been well thought out and always has cool alphabets or embellishments that coordinate and inspire great project ideas. I also love the mix and the variety in the scale of the patterns and designs. These features make for great layering, as shown on the “Bella” and “Angel Eyes” layouts below...
Most recently, the Snorkel collection has rocked my socks off! I was blown away by the bold bright colors and made it the focus of my Dive into Birthday Party Planning article I wrote for the September 2009 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts featuring original project ideas, photos, instructions and my project templates. Here are some sneak previews of those projects you will find coming to print very soon!
Here is a fun summertime LO of my niece and daughters inspired by the fabulous and fun-loving Snorkel collection kit featuring coordinating ribbons, colored die-cut chipboard and more! The title of this layout is “Smile, It’s Summertime”. And, if I am lucky enough to get chosen for Cosmo Cricket’s DT, I know that I will have just as big a smile on my face, too! ;D