Saturday, August 6, 2016

Annual Inspirations - New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations 2016/2017 New Product Blog Hop! This is a chance to see many of the new products from the brand new catalog used in a variety of ways. The blog hop goes around in a complete circle 
If you get lost, a full list of participants on this blog hop can be found on Melinda's blog.

You should have arrived here from Maureen's blog.

I chose to create two cards for this blog hop.

My two favourite items in the new Idea Book are the Adventure Fundamentals (because I LOVE the bold and bright new colours) and the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I have had very little time to play with the cartridge as much of my month of July was spent in the hospital and recovering from cancer surgery but this is what I came up with for my first card:

Unfortunately, the use of the new Shimmer Pen doesn't show up in this photo. I covered the Raspberry (dark pink) cardstock with it and I also touched the ends of the Emerald (green) cardstock with it but it just doesn't show well in the photo.

The second card makes use of the new Basic Fundamental Gold Overlays - I can't wait to use more of these on projects. I realized after I had sewn this down that I forgot to peel off the protective layer that is on the backside... NOTE - There IS a protective layer on these and it does make it clearer when that layer is removed!
Also, the back side is silver and they can be used that way if desired, which is a wonderful idea for versatility with these overlays so you are not just limited to gold!

Now, hop on over to Sheila's blog. I am sure she has something wonderful to share with you from the new Annual Inspirations Catalog! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Desert Sand Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Blossom Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, Lemon Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Sea Glass Cardstock, Pixie Cardstock, Adventure Fundamentals,  Basic Fundamentals Gold Overlays
Stamps: Sending Smiles (from Flower Market Cricut Bundle)
Inks: Black
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, Artbooking Cartridge, Artistry Cartridge, Uptown Ribbon Pack, Clear Shimmer Pen, Clear Sparkles, Corner Rounder, White Embroidery Floss (extra) 



Wendy K. said...

Very nice cards!

Lela said...

Wow, very pretty! I haven't ordered the Flower Market Cartridge yet but it looks like great images and the gold overlays are awesome with the stitching on your 2nd card! I hope you are getting better

Darlys said...

Great cards, love the stitching and wreath.

Haley D. said...

Beautiful cards! I can see the shimmer on the Raspberry flowers.

Michelle Stewart said...

Love both cards. The first card just pops off the page at you with the brighter color combinations. The second card is fabulous with the seaglass and overlay.

Unknown said...

Wow Alyson. This is gorgeous. You inspire me !

Coelle said...

Your cards are beautiful and I too Love the bold colors of Adventure. Best wishes to you in a speedy recovery.

Lauren said...

Both such gorgeous cards- I can't wait for my new Cricut cartridge to arrive!

Cat Nowak said...

Beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards!

Denise Gifford said...

what beautiful cards Alyson! I can't wait to get my new Cricut Cartridge! You are an inspiration. Have a great day!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great cards. I have the new Paper Fundamentals but not sure that I like them as well as the ones that had the same color on both messes up my organization of color packs I have, so which one do I put it in and then the other side. Oh, just thought of how, it has two pages of each put one in the one color and the other in the other color...problem solved, but still not sure that I like them as well.

Brenda Lapp said...

Great cards. I adore the wreath card made with Flower Market.