We are so excited we get to welcome the fabulous Wendy Sue Anderson as August’s Guest Designer! Wendy Sue has such a gorgeous, clean & simple style, the perfect match for Webster’s Pages. We can’t wait to show you what she’s created this month.
But first, a little bit more about Wendy Sue.
Hello! My name is Wendy Sue Anderson and I am so excited to be joining the folks here at Webster’s this month! I’m just a simple mom who lives in a little mountain valley in Utah – and I love scrapbooking and paper crafting. J I have been married to my sweet husband, Brad, for almost 19 years and we have four amazing kiddos – one daughter, Meagan, and four sons, Josh, Seth, and Zach. They keep me on my toes, but also provide me with plenty of opportunities to take photos and tell stories!
I have been very fortunate to be involved in the scrapbook industry for about 12 years and I have loved every minute of it. I spend lots of late nights working at my craft table – and even though I lose oodles of sleep, it’s totally worth it and I wouldn’t want to give it up! Right now I’m lucky to be working as a contributing editor for Scrapbook Trends magazine and the Create: Idea book series in addition to contributing to several fun manufacturer design teams. Thanks so much to the folks here at Webster’s Pages for asking me to create some projects with their gorgeous products, I hope I was able to do it justice!
We sent Wendy our two newest lines, Once Upon a Halloween and Park Drive, and we are thrilled with what she’s created, and we know you will be too.
This photo has been hanging on my display board for a while now – and I knew when I saw this colorful collection it was time to pull it down and add it to my scrapbook! I just love the sweet pinks, yellows, and greens in the Park Drive collection – they are soft and summery without being too feminine. I used a strip cut from the “through the lens” paper to place across the center of my page – then I cut 1” strips from papers that coordinated with the circles to create banners that hang underneath the beautiful trims.
Thank You card
The subtle floral patterns on these papers were perfect for a thank you card! I had fun layering a bunch of the trims – that extra wide lace is so pretty. And I used a cameo to cover one of the circles from the patterned paper. An older rub-on from my stash that reads “thank you” in a beautiful script font was the final addition to my card.
Using one of the fun cameos from the Once upon a Halloween collection in place of an “o” in the word spooky was a sneaky way to incorporate that darling piece onto my layout! I also double stitched the two trims right across the page with bright orange thread – since it was elastic, it was a little tricky, but I like the imperfections that resulted. J
Halloween Treat Bags
I always love putting together little treat bags for my kiddos or for friends for all of the holidays. For these little bags, I created banner pieces to embellish the fronts – the premade cards made it super easy! My favorite part, though, was trimming down the transparency overlays and tucking them inside the cello bags – I love being able to see the design through the bags – and STILL being able to see the sweet treats that are inside!
As always, our designers had a ball lifting some of Wendy’s layouts. We had many to choose from, but these are the three we settled on:
As if all of those aren’t a big enough dose of inspiration, we also have Wendy-inspired layouts from our designers.
First up, this gorgeous layout from designer Iris Babao Uy. Iris says: "Wendy Sue has the ability to create a stunning piece of work with patterned paper. She combines colors and patterns so beautifully. My layout was inspired by her way of combing and layering papers. Thank you Wendy for the inspiration!"
Emeline Seet: "I especially admire Wendy's use of white space on her layouts and let her photos speak! For my layout, I scrap lifted Wendy's layout "Pure Love" where she uses graphic patterns as her background. In a similar manner, I created quilt patterns on my background for a textural effect. Thank you for inspiring us, Wendy!"
Stacey Michaud: "I was inspired by Wendy Sue's clean design and use of patterns. Her page is organized, yet has lots of interest. I divided my page into three sections along the bottom to mimic her page. I added the doilies on top to ground the title just like she did with her banner."
Kay Rogers: "I was IN LOVE with the simplicity of Wendy Sue's "Pure Love" layout! I decided to add some hexagons to add a little interest and less white space at the top."
Emma Trout: "I was inspired by the arrangement of patterned paper on Wendy Sue's pages and her use of white space too. Congratulations on being this months guest designer! I can't wait to see what you have created!"
We are so in love with Wendy's style...and there is so much eye candy here, you're sure to want to come back again and again! Thanks so much, Wendy Sue for taking the time to create and inspire!
Congrats on the GDT spot, Wendy! Gorgeous examples! Love how you used the transparencies and trims for your Once Upon a Halloween projects and your lovely clean pieces using Park Drive! TFS!
Very deserving of the guest spot, Wendy! Your work is fabulous- and the interpretation by the DT members are just inspiring!!
I love each and every layout! Everyone did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for being our guest designer Wendy. Your layouts are adorable!
Beautiful work Wendy! I love the way you use the trims and your stitched elements! It's a pleasure having you as a guest designer this month! xo