Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A bit of Serendipity while Sorting

Today I spent some time trying to tidy up my scrap studio.  It was much too cold here to go out since I didn't really "have" to do anything (we still have plenty of leftovers to finish!).  I need to do a lot of reorganizing so it will probably take me several days to get it all done.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I hate to waste paper and I save and try to use as many of the "offcuts" from my designs as I possibly can.  As I was sorting things, I happened to put these two 12 x 12 sheets on top of each other - I really liked the way that they created an optical illusion sort of effect and I think I will use this for a background on a scrapbook page.

This photo shows the pages on a white background - the pink and blue combo could be fun for a baby shower layout with a modern twist!

Here is a LINK to the post where I explained how to cut a lot of small circles quickly and easily in Design Studio and here is a LINK to the post where I shared the file.  If you try this you will end up with offcuts to overlap.  The key is that the pages are turned in different directions so the cut spaces do not align but instead form the new pattern.  The original file uses the Graphically Speaking cartridge - one of the most useful "all around" cartridges in my collection.

I am working on something new - I can't wait to share in a few weeks!  I think you will like it......

Just a quick reminder - the Twisted Papers site is having an inventory clearance sale - 50% off until tomorrow (December 30th) at midnight PST.  Also, the great free downloadable  images that were offered in the "Countdown to Christmas"  will be taken off the home page on New Year's Day so don't miss your chance to try these out.  Here is a LINK to my post showing a card I made using some of the free downloads.  I was honored to be asked by the owners if they could share my card and a link to my directions on their site.  Fair Warning - there is so much to see on this site you will probably spend a long time there!

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