Friday, June 26, 2009

EK Success

The lovely folks at EK Success recently sent me a generous helping of their yummy summer products. If you are a long time crafter, I'm sure you are aware of the following brands--EK Success, K & Company, Jolee's boutique, Inkadinkado and Martha Stewart Crafts. If you are new, you may check them out here:

Don't you love the sunny happy look of their website?

So, I have been playing with the goodies and now that hubby has found a way to connect my camera to my desktop (the regular features hadn't been working and hence, there were no shares :)... ahh technology!!!), I'm back.

Supplies: K & Company Citronella Mat Pad (Code: 30-626867); Martha Stewart Crafts Ocean Glitter Set (MA111032)-- all by EK Success; others (blue cardstock, tag, stamp, ink)

If you know me, you know that I don't glitter. Not that I don't like how they look, but that's one mess I just can't handle :( But the colors of these glitters were VERY VERY inviting and I couldn't resist! Well, the mess was worth it and I will do it again because my kiddos were very impressed...The glitter set came with these surreal colors Verdelite (the one I used here), Aquamarine crystal and Feldspar as well as an easy-to-apply glue applicator. Apart from many online stores, you can buy these at Michael's if you too are a touchy-feely type like me who want to see it in person first :)

Supplies: K & Company Citronella Mat Pad (Code: 30-626867); circle punches-- all by EK Success; others (white & blue cardstock, letter stickers, pen and embroidery floss)

I was lucky to chance upon this lovely sketch by Pencil Lines. It was perfect because obviously, I wasn't done playing with the Citronella papers :) You can see how simply this page got dressed up, courtesy of the beautiful juicy sunny happy K & Company papers that worked very well with my other supplies. The mat pad includes 18
4.75x6.75 inches sheets of double-sided papers. That is, you get 12 designs of patterned paper that you can use as photo mats for 4x6 inches photos or cut up and go wild :)

Supplies: K & Company Citronella Mat Pad (Code: 30-626867); Sticko stickers (Barbecue SPCLS166); round scalloped punch-- all by EK Success; others (yellow, orange cardstocks, letter stickers, pen)

I used to buy plenty of themed stickers when I was starting out. They made the job easy and were cute but then I outgrew them. However, I never stopped buying more stickers and hoarding them because whether or not I used them in my projects, I admired their details, colors and cuteness. This time, I decided to go back to the basics and use my stickers. This BBQ set has a grill sticker that I'm going to use soon. This layout came together so quickly because of those glass, plate and food stickers. The Citronella mat pad has this white strip with a hole at the top of each page and I didn't trim that white part because it added a nice touch and space for title and date for my layout.

There's more yummy goodies for me to play with and I'll share the eyecandy as soon as I can. Hope you too are having time to relax and create this summer :)

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