sugar chic goes shabby chic! a soft & sophisticated memory file diary

Today we move on to the SOFTER side of the Memory File possibilities!

I am totally thrilled as I see these projects! I feel SO inspired  to see how each artist has injected her own personality and style… in the beginning, my vision for the ‘memory files’ was to be able to cut them apart, manipulate their sideways length, and to create mini books of all shapes and sizes. I must say that Karola Witczak has taken that idea to an entirely new level with the creation of this fantastic mini!

First off… I almost didn’t recognize Sugar Chic so SOFT and PRETTY! I knew it was girlie… but this sophisticated, shabby softness was unexpected!  Karola used a TON of different edge punches ( I would like to crop next to her!!) which gives it such a feminine feel…

I love how the cover of her mini uses the combination of fussy cut flowers from the ‘beautiful’ paper, the softest powdery pink on the Color Magic letters… and somehow mixed in  the pop of a sugar chic stix!  This project might have my very favorite use of the stix yet!  I also spy a tear off of the fotostack, that cutie black and white border and touches of my new stamp set!

Again, on the inside… I marvel at this softness! (I didn’t know sugar chic could do this!) Karola is so beautiful and I think it’s awesome that she used photos of herself in this project! (we often neglect to include ourselves!).

I love how she played off the shape of the folders, but also… didn’t make all the page layers the same size. Totally adds to the easy-freshness of this album!

You know me… I love the use of your own handwriting! I do wish I could read her journaling! She says she filled this book with ‘happy memories’ and ‘sad memories’ and ‘funny things’ all about 2011.

Ok, but how much do you love that she has used the ‘sugar chic stix’ as PROPS for her photos! That is ridiculously clever… the word bubble, the sunglasses (adorbs) and my favorite… that bow in her hair peeking out behind the openable mini.

Karola is a master of the mix here! And I LOVE the unexpected bold pops of black – they work even with such a softness.  Did you notice how she used a 6×6 paper on each page that crosses from one page to the other? So perfect!

A huge cyber hug goes out to Karola! I want to thank you for OUT DOING yourself with such a gorgeous piece and making Sugar Chic into such a soft, lovely breath of fresh air!

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