Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Friday!

Some of you may know that May is National Photography Month, a time to celebrate photographers and the images that they capture. The art of photography is certainly something to celebrate. Our photographs are treasures; they preserve moments that we never want to forget, from family get-togethers to weddings to birthday celebrations and first days of school.

Many of us have stacks of photo albums or shoe boxes full of unframed portraits. I recently found some old photos that I had tucked away and completely forgotten. Although the images are from different years and places, I decided I wanted to display them together. I didn't feel that a traditional collage frame would be dramatic enough, so I started looking at craft projects.

And before long, this project from Martha Stewart's website caught my attention:





http://www.marthastewart.com/269912/accordion-gallery?czone=home/diy-decorating/walls-and-windows&center=277001&gallery=275137&slide=269912

This is such a clever and creative way to display several photographs without buying a bunch of frames! I can't wait to try it!

Of course, photographs can be incorporated into many other crafts too... scrapbook pages, mixed media pieces, home-d├ęcor projects, and more. Celebrate National Photography Month by making your own craft project and show-off some of your favorite snapshots. :)

Happy crafting!
-the Creative Options team

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Creative Options website has a new look!

Hi all!

In case you didn't receive our newsletter, the Creative Options website has received a new look for 2013! We were so proud to introduce our new color palettes (that's right, two new color palettes) at the Winter CHA Show, and we're even more excited to launch our redesigned website with this fresh new look.


The new website features all the colors from our French Garden palette - magenta, apple green, avocado, and royal purple. Let us know what you think! Leave a comment below or write a post on our Facebook page. We love to hear your feedback. :)