Ep 31 Layout a Day – The Podcast: What’s Hot…or Not!

by Lain Ehmann on December 14, 2011


  Do you wonder who sets the trends?
Well, today I’m listing the things I think
are ‘trend-worthy’! Join me as I

*am introduced in a special way,
*share some more ‘adieu’,
*question the ‘Color of the Year’, and
*list my top 10 trends for 2011.

Check out a couple of the items I discuss in this episode with
these links…

1) Burlap/Texture/Ribbon:

You can scoop up fantastic ribbon at the Ribbon Jar


2) Chevron papers and templates:
Crafter’s Workshop Chevron Template



Pink Paislee green chevron paper



Carolee’s Creations pink chevron paper (perfect for Valentine’s Day!)



3) Die-cut machines:
I’m contributing to this fun Sihouette Cameo site

4) Wallet-Sized photos:
Amy Tangerine is FANTASTIC at incorporating these on her pages!

5) Clouds, natural elements, wood grain:
Crafter’s Workshop Cloud Template



Fiskars’ Cloud Punch



Echo Park Cloud paper



Hambly Wood Grain paper



Hero Arts Wood Grain stamp



6) Stamping:
Take a look at the pages and projects Nichol Magouirk, Jennifer McGuire, and Kristina Werner all
showcase during their True Scrap classes.

7) Layers:
Check out all the layered scrappy goodness on Maggie Holmes blog!

8 ) Banners:
Echo Park Summer Days Banner paper



Technique Tuesday Message in a Banner stamps



Hambly Banner Overlay




9) Spray Ink:
Francine Clouden’s “Spray Inks De-Mist-ified” class is an incredible source for
ways to use spray inks and mists.

Check out Erin’s blog at House of Turquoise

Don’t forget all of the classes from True Scrap are now
available individually so go here to purchase them.

Please visit and ‘Like’ my facebook page if you enjoy my podcasts!
Join in the conversation – leave comments, questions, concerns,
thoughts and your own list of favorite trends of the year!

Catch ya next Wednesday! Have a Scrappy Week!

  • http://www.BackToPaper.com Linda Tieu

    Baker’s twine is everywhere and the shiny, glossy, glitzy, gliterry, glam seems to be really popular and classy these days, rather than gaudy! Enjoy your podcasts, thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, a good one! I should’ve caught that, as I have several large rolls of Baker’s twine I in my craft space. Thank you so much for listening!

  • Christy Strickler

    I think that some of the trends you mentioned have stayed around or developed more due to how economical they are. Stamps, for example, can be very versatile and can be used again and again. The same can be said of die cut machines. With mists, you can use a lot or a little and you can use them to alter supplies that may have been in your stash for awhile.

    Two other trends I have noticed: paper ribbons/washi tape. I see these popping up in many new lines. I also have noticed how it’s ok to recycle everyday items or add items from around the home. Things like cheesecloth, bread tags, old magazines, etc. are popping up on some pages here or there.

  • Amy K

    I too was going to mention Baker’s twine.

    Forgive me if I offend, but mustache trend, please, please, please go away!

  • Anonymous

    Lol! I am with you. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Great points! Yes, economical concerns definitely play a role. The washi tape is a fun trend I’m just starting to get involved in.

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