February?! Whhhat?! Is it just me, or did January fly by. I hope it’s not indicative of what’s in store for 2016. More importantly, I hope what IS in store for you involves creating. It feels so good to make something and see the end result, doesn’t it? I think that’s part of what attracts me so much to our magazine. I just love flipping through the pages to see what others continue to come up with—so inspiring! Which brings me to our Winter 2015 issue.
Have you a had a chance to check this one out yet? Many have said it’s their favourite of our 2015 lineup, which is fun to hear. Let’s take a look at just a few of the highlights.
What would a winter issue be without its toys? It’s like the Sears catalogue of scrapbooking and papercrafting. LOL Our popular Ten Most Wanted column features some exciting items, including the new Heatwave Foil Heat Pen from We R Memory Keepers, which was used to make this shining card!
Learn more about the pen on page 11 of the issue and on the We R Memory Keepers website.
LAY IT ON THICK
Layering is classic scrapbooking technique that never seems to go out of style. Instead, it only seems to get more interesting and inventive as time goes on. I just adore the way those in our Layer Play feature have applied fresh and interesting layering tricks.
Take this design by Paige Evans, for example. She die cut that divine design and placed it over patterned paper for a little pop. Love!
Our Winter 2015 issue also included some names new to our pages, including the very talented Jessy Christopher-Tham. She was our Easy, Detailed, Expert guest columnist, and boy did she do a striking job. This is her “Detailed” page. See what comes before it and after on pages 33 and 34 of the issue.
Our Winter 2015 issue actually covers these early months of 2016 as well, including Valentine’s Day, so in addition to finding happy holiday greetings, you’ll also discover cuties from Cupid, including this window card designed by contributing writer Jennifer McGuire. See the rest of her transparency tricks on pages 37-39!
YEAR IN REVIEW
We may already be into February of 2016 (again, how did that happen?), but it’s never too late to be thinking about ways to document events from the past. If shortcuts for capturing a lot on a single page are what you seek, you’ll love our Year in Review feature, which includes several approaches to creating your own 2015 highlight reel on paper. This pocket approach by Jess Forester makes me want to grab a divided pocket page and get to work. I love it!
WHAT ABOUT YOU
We love hearing what you think about our magazines. If you have a copy of the Winter 2015 issue, we’d love to know what falls on your list of favourites. If you don't have a copy but are interested in getting one, you’ll find more info here to subscribe.
Thanks for letting me share this flip-through with you. I hope this peek inside has warmed up your creativity on this chilly winter’s day. See you again next month!
Megan Hoeppner, editor