Design Team // January releases

Just wanted to share a quick blog post with the Design Team projects using December and January releases. So much to take in! I hope that you enjoy. You can see all of the December and January releases here.

Projects by Mindi:

Projects by Diana:

Projects by Becky:  


Projects by Candace:

Projects by Barbara: 

Project by Mary Ann:


Projects by Jana:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your week.


Design Team Inspiration

HI Everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I have a new release live in the shop today and wanted to share some awesome inspiration from the design team using these new products. And, I even did my own project to share this month!

Jen Carlson’s beautiful scrapbook page!


Barbara did a gorgeous scrapbook page too!

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Jennifer Lake did an amazing sprapbook page too!

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Becky did a fabulous Pocket Page spread.Photo Mar 16, 3 44 04 PM

And a Pocket Page spread by me!

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I love them all so much! I have such a talented team. I will be back with their additional projects later this month. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



Design Team Inspiration//January Releases

Hi Everyone, I have some gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team on this Thursday to go along with the new releases that came to the store today. These girls inspire me so much…I am so blessed to have them on my team.


Barbara’s projects:

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Becky’s Project:


Jen’s Project:


And I used the “Adore You” heart on my Week 2 spread:


Have a wonderful day!



New Release Thursday//September Release


New Release-September 2015

Happy Thursday Everyone! I am having some technical issues with my Newsletter, so I am sending this as a blog post in the meantime. It is the 3rd Thursday of the month and that means that I have some new releases for you! My next newsletter (Beginning of October), will have some awesome inspiration from the Design Team.

Let’s get started with “Crisp Air“. This is a fun fall set made from maple wood veneer and several different acrylics. Next up is “Harvest“. This is the last set of the seasons sets (Frozen, Bloom and Solstice) for 2015. I hope that you all have enjoyed this series of sets as much as I enjoyed creating them! Fall is my personal favorite season, so I can’t wait to go on some adventures and use these myself!

Crisp Air Harvest

I have decided to add some simple shapes each month to coordinate with that months releases. This month, I have “Giant Ampersands” and several sets of Twinkling Stars and Confetii stars. I am hoping that you all will love these add ons!

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Are you a book lover? So am I! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to come out with a book set! This set, “Eat, Sleep, Read” is full of fun bits and pieces for every book lover! If you love the “Star Rating”, be sure to grab a set of extras (“Rate It!“) to go with your “Eat, Sleep, Read” set! Think of all of the possibilities of what you could rate beyond books!

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And last but not least, my wood veneer only set and add on! “Yes, No, Maybe” is a set of wood veneer half circles, perfect to staple to the edge of a photo, pocket card, or scrapbook layout.Don’t forget to grab the set and the add on (“Hell No and Hell Yes”) to get all of the half circles!

     Hell No Yes, No, Maybe

And finally, a gift for my subscribers! Enter the code “SEPTNEWS” at check out and receive a grab bag of Color Cast Design goodies with your order! Note: You will not see anything after entering the code, it just sends me a message so I know to include the grab bag.




So much summer love!

Hi everyone, Barbara here to take you thru the two projects I made using products from the May release. I have summer on my mind big time so everything worked really well for me.

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The first project I made featured the Happy Trails Triangles. I had my scouting days on my mind as we are prepping for a weekend camping trip with our friends so this album cover idea seemed like the perfect fit. I created simple two layered circles so that I could use the triangles as badges. I love the effect and the circles really draw interest to the triangles. I added in a few words from the Wanderlust set and added the year to mimic a troop number. A few of the glitter stars finished out my faux scout sash album cover.

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I love the dimension the veneer and acrylic pieces provide. It makes it that much more realistic. I can’t wait to fill this album with all of my pictures.

The second project I made was a Project Life spread featuring the Summer Love set.

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This yellow color is one of my favorites so using that large Sunshine piece was a must. My previous spread had a large 12 x 12 layout on the right hand side so I needed another full layout to fill the backside of it. I added some stitched sunrays and as many of the pretty pink and yellow stars as I could.

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I opted to keep the right side fairly simple adding in some of the veneer from the Summertime set and one from the Wanderlust set and added in some older pieces from the Coffee Lovers set and the Hashtag set. I think one of my favorite things that Jessica has added to her shop are the acrylic alphas. I just love having the option to spell out my own words and the Lemon Zest set was a perfect match to the yellow’s in the Summer Love set.

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I hope you are having fun playing with the new release items like I have!

Color Cast Designs//April Releases

Happy Third Thursday of April! How is April half over already? It is new release day and I thought I would share all of the new releases on here with a quick photo of some of the Design Team’s projects. They will each be back with their own post’s and more details on their projects throughout the next month. I love every single project and am so excited to share them with you! All of the new releases can be found here on the home page of the store.

Starting at the top left: #hashtagit, #hashtagit confetti stars, and gold  ampersands. Starting at the bottom Left: Gotcha Day, Mother, OMG


The Foodie and Second Helpings (this set of 2 pieces comes in 6 different color options)


These spreads by Barbara are just gorgeous, don’t you think? Barbara is new this month and I am plain giddy over her projects. Just looking at them makes me smile. She has a beautiful family and it shows in her projects.

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Oh my gosh, Becky nailed it with this amazingly cute photo of Jaxson on his Gotcha Day. Note: I do know that Becky’s version of the wood veneer is spelt incorrectly and I have fixed it since. No one will get a set with it misspelled…well, except Becky!

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Next are Jen’s page’s. I love when Jen scrapbooks. She is just so good at it. Not that I don’t love her Project Life, cause it is pretty awesome too! Her photography is also something that I adore about her: the coast, food photos, her awesome adventures with friends and her pets…all so good!

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The next couple of Project Life spreads are from Mandy! I love how she keeps the photography the focal point of her spreads. And, she loves good white space which is something that draws my eye right in. Isn’t her pup, Addie, just adorable?

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And last, but not least is this awesome Project Life spread from Miriam. Hello gorgeousness! I love the colors, the photos and her embellishment placement. I love how there is plenty of white space, yet lots of color on this spread!

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I also wanted to let everyone know that I still have limited sets of the #myselfiescrapbook and album covers available here.


Ok, that is it for today! Watch the blog over the next couple of weeks for additional projects and detailed posts of these gorgeous spreads. My international Design Team girls, Kim and Kathleen, will also have several projects coming up! It takes a bit longer for their products to get to them.