Are you crazy about flair and wood veneers like I am? What about washi tape? These are some of my absolute must haves lately and I keep a big bowl of them on my desk since I am bound to want to use them on just about every layout.
Another trend I am crazy about lately is adding embellishments with that DIY handmade look. Last week Erica demonstrated how to add texture and a handmade touch with embroidery. If you missed this post, you can find it here. Clique Kits designer Lacey Gasper Igo made these adorable crochet hearts this month for us to 'test run' for the Clique. I would say they passed my test with flying colors! I couldn't wait to use them on a layout!
I love all of the details that the Clique Kits gals are focusing on to make our kits special and to go the extra mile in bringing only the best and exclusive products to our subscribers every month!
And as promised, I have a tip for those who like to stay dry and clean- and for those who wonder how they could bring watercolors with them to their next workshop or crop. Get yourself some water brush pens like these. They have a hollow compartment you fill with water and then it only feeds the brush droplets when squeezed lightly so it doesn't get wet or drip unless you want it to. They come in different brush sizes and styles. To clean it, simply flush more water through the brush until it runs clear and you are done- I usually keep a paper towel handy for this purpose. I have even brought my watercolors for long plane rides (Hawaii to anywhere=5 + hours) by bringing my water brush through security dry and filling it once I am on the plane!