Tuesday, February 13, 2007

easy patterns projects...

Last week, I received my designer copies of the new CK book, Easy Patterns - can I just say that there are some AMAZING behind the scenes people that don't get nearly enough credit for these books? Seriously, creating the patterns for all of my projects was a HUGE process to say the least. It took a long time to get everything measured and sketched and looking half decent on a chart...then I sent it all away...really worried about how it was ever going to look "good enough" in the end. I was absolutely AMAZED when I got my copies last week and saw how incredible the patterns looked. Seriously, they look so professional (something I will never claim to be! lol) So, in my effort to prove how incredible those editors are, prepare to be amazed yourself...here's what one set of my patterns looked like when I sent them off: And here's how they looked in the book: Simply amazing. Kudos to those "behind the scenes" people at CK Media!!

And just for fun, here are a few of my favorite projects from the book

I have a confession to make - when I was first approached about contributing to this special issue, I was a little worried. I didn't really "get" the pattern concept and I didn't know if I could pull it off. BUT, my attitude took a huge turn once I started the project and realized just how many projects I could complete (and be HAPPY with the results) from a single set of materials. It was such a rewarding feeling to take a stack of papers, a few embellishments, and a stack of photos and complete so many pages PLUS extra projects (tags, cards, minibooks, etc.) I most definitely want to recommend this book - there are so many wonderful ideas from some amazing and talented designers. But even more than that, I want to recommend trying this process. Choose your supplies and see how much you can do without adding anything else to the mix, I bet you'll be surprised, I know I was!!

7 comments:

  1. I can hardly believe you, your lo are awesome! Do they come easily to you?

    Kristan Martin
    Libby, Montana

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  2. very cool wendy, congrats...I need to try it this way too-someday!!

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  3. Love your layouts, Wendy Sue! So beautiful! I think that would be a fun thing to try! I just might have to check out this book! ;o)

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  4. Congrats on being included in the book, that's fabulous! Can't wait to see it!

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  5. Congrats on your contribution to the book! I've just started playing and working with patterns/sketches and I really like it. So much you can do with just one pattern. Anyway, I'll keep my eyes peeled for the book. And by the way, my 7 yr old is named Seth! TFS, Katie

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  6. congrats wendy! looks like a fun book!

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  7. you did such an awesome job on this book! i loved your layouts!

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