Friday, December 10, 2010

Guest Blogger, Leah l'Orange

It's our pleasure to introduce the talented Leah! We are sure you are going to enjoy her fun personality, excitement for life, and creative projects. If you just can't wait, hop over to her blog, The Chronicles of Orange. Remember, she will be here all next week so stop by each day for something new!

Helloooooo, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I've been so excited for this day, and it's FINALLY here! I'm Leah, and I'm SEI's Guest Blogger for the week!


Thank you so very much for having me, SEI; it's an absolute honor to be hanging out here with all of you on the SEI Lifestyle blog - I have had a wonderful time preparing for my visit, and I'll be sharing some fun goodies over the next few days, with a happy little something for one lucky crafter at the end of the week.

I'm relatively new to the blogging (and papercrafting) world, but once I started playing with paper, I realized that there's simply no turning back! You can find me yammering away merrily at my Blogger home, The Chronicles of Orange, but I'm kind of all over the place! I'm a founding Design Dollie, and I design for Some Odd Girl Digital Stamps, Charisma Cardz Challenges, Make it Crafty, and NVS Girls, as well as being a staffer at Scrapbook News and Review. There is just so much beautiful product and inspiration out there, I find it hard to concentrate on just one aspect of papercrafting, so I like to dabble and get my feet wet wherever I can... And that's exactly what brought me here!

I'll be hanging out on the SEI Lifestyle Blog all of next week, so hopefully you'll drop by and enjoy a little visit with me and my newest pal, Kris Kringle! Oh, and the very sweet Jocelyn might be making an appearance, too, but Kris has been ESPECIALLY anxious to get to know you all, so be prepared!

Before Kris and I kick things off on Monday, here's an example of what kind of fun I've been having with the gorgeous SEI products. For this project, I started off with a plain bi-fold frame and covered it with papers from the stunning Lovebirds collection, with a side of beautiful CLOUD Velvet Paper (plus brown cardstock and blue bling from my stash):



Here's a look at the simply embellished inside:


And look how beautifully these papers PUNCH!



If you're a thrifty kind of crafter, you don't need to buy a lot of embellishments to make the perfect accents for your projects! In fact, if you don't own any punches, you could easily cut these flowers by hand for a funkier, artsy effect, and it would still look beautiful! What could coordinate better than using scraps from the actual paper you've used to cover your project?!

These frames are so much fun to alter, and wouldn't they make perfect gifts for friends, family, bridesmaids, coworkers? I may have to pick up a few more for some special occasions coming up!

Well that's my prelude to a week of Guest Blogging for SEI Lifestyle, so enjoy your weekend, fellow crafty friends, and come back Monday to say hi!

13 comments:

Shirley said...

beautiful frame!

Audrey Yeager said...

YAY LEAH! I am so excited to see you here as a guest blogger!!! Can't wait to see what you and "kris" have been up to and I LOVE that frame!

Scrapamum said...

Woot! Woot! Leah you are a fabulous guest blogger!!!! Love that frame!

Leah the Orange said...

much much love to the whole gang at SEI for having me! i am super excited about next week, and SO happy to be here! :)

cindy said...

beautiful job. i look forward to your craftiness next week.

Kristy said...

YAY Leah! No cheating on me with "Kris"! lol! Your frame is amazing! Congrats love!

Kim Sonksen said...

This frame is awesome and I am so excited to see you here as a guest blogger.
Cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us this week

Sherry F said...

These cards are so beautiful. I love all the pink and bling ! I visited your blog. Your designs are so unique. Thanks for sharing your talents on the SEI blog.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great job!

kaw1963 said...

Lovely frame, I'm going to scrap lift this and make one for my mom. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

Congrats on the guest dt spot!

GabyCreates.com said...

Good luck! super frame.... on way to see other projects!! Gaby

KimR said...

wOW! That frame is simply elegant!! Thank you for sharing!

 

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