Dear Autumn Leaves Designers,
I just want you to know that you rock my world. Even after several years without a new title (and the fact that you are no longer in business), I continue to browse through your amazing work in some of my favorite idea books.
You taught me that vellum was COOL:
You encouraged me to add texture to my projects:
You had me digging through my sewing treasures:
You gave me the courage to try stamping:
You encouraged me to pull out my sewing machine and rob my fabric stash:
You were innovative, out of the box, creative! I spent hours devouring your pages, trying to learn your techniques, and wishing to emulate your fabulousness. I love every title I could get my hands on and would hoard coupons just to purchase you. I stalk many of your blogs and look to you as the "designers that changed the scrapbooking world". You pushed me to do more, do it better, and make it work. You heavily influenced my approach as an editor. And helped set the bar for what readers could and SHOULD expect from an idea book. Thank you for your years of inspiration!
Where are they now?
Here is where you can find some of these amazing designers and what they are up to these days.
Elsie (Flannigan) Larsen
And these are just a FEW of the amazing people they had on their team. Loved them ALL!
Do you have a favorite idea book series or book that you cling to? I'd love to hear about it. I'm always looking for inspiration beyond the magazines I already love, hoard, and read until the covers fall off.