Sunday, November 29, 2009

Farm Girl

In the process of moving my stuff into my scrap room and reorganizing everything, I found paper and things that I forgot I even had. That led to the evolution of this page which uses a hodge podge of papers from Cosmo Cricket, Graphic 45, and Sassafras Lass. I also had an urge to do a bit of stamping since I had also gone through and reorganized all of my stamps. I used a really cute leaf sprig stamp that came in a set that my friend, Laura sent to me as a RAK a while back. I added a few Prima flowers and called it done!So rereading what I wrote above just makes it sound like I just whipped up this page, but I was struggling with picture placement and design as I'm not used to using so many photos on a page, so I decided to sketch it out before I did the page, and this sketch is what I am using for the sketch challenge at Kit 'n' Kaboodles this week. I would love to see what you do with this sketch, so if you use it, please post it for me to see!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Best That We Can Get

Last night, I sat down in my scrap room and did something that I haven't done in a long time. I created a page just for me. It wasn't a design team project or a submission for a contest or anything like that. It was just something that I wanted to create just because. Being crammed into a corner of the living room was stifling my creativity. Now I have the freedom to move, to breathe, to CREATE! It is amazing what a difference that has made. Here's what I came up with:
My page is based on this week's Pencil Lines sketch. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do something with it. Paper, stickers, and bingo card are October Afternoon. Glitter flowers are Petaloo. I also had fun with some Glimmer Mist! I'm headed back into the scrap room while the mojo is flowing and the kids are still napping!

A couple of creations with the December KnK kit

I put my new scrap room to good use this week with the Kit 'n' Kaboodles December kit. Here are a couple of my projects:

Believe in the Magic of Winter layout:Snowflake Banner:Closeup of snowflake banner:I loved those cute little vintage Santa images, and I thought this was the perfect way to use them! Both of the kids are old enough to be really into Santa Claus this year, so they were very excited to see this project.

Here's a picture of my new scrap table! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love it! I'm thinking about giving it a name, I love it so much LOL. I got it at Target, and with 15% off and free shipping, I just couldn't pass it up. I love the shelves under it for easy access to my most frequently used supplies. The picture really doesn't do this table justice. I love how big the work surface is! I can spread all out now and actually see what I have! I'll post pictures of the completed room once we have the trim done and curtains hung. Reorganizing all of my stuff has been a nightmare, but I think I finally have a handle on it. I'm hoping to get some more furniture/shelves for storage soon. I also have a couple more layouts with the December kit to share with you soon too! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

KnK December Kit and a Sketch Challenge

The Kit 'n' Kaboodles December Kit was revealed last night, and boy is it GORGEOUS! And loaded to boot! Papers are from SEI's Winter Song collection and Bo Bunny's Snowy Serenade Limited Edition. Also included in the kit are SEI sparkling frost die-cuts, a wood cardinal flourish, peel off sticky snowflakes with glitter and flock, and core'dinations cardstock!The add on kit will be available in the store on November 18th, and trust me when I say, you will definitely want to snag one of those too! Be sure and visit the KnK design team gallery throughout the month to see what we have created with this kit.

I'm also excited to announce that on the KnK message board we are hosting regular sketch challenges to jumpstart your mojo! Every other Friday, I'll be posting a new layout sketch. On the other Fridays, a card sketch will be posted by Creativity Boutique. These are just for fun, but since this week is our first one, I'm offering a RAK to a random person who completes the challenge and posts it in the forum! Deadline for the RAK is midnight EST, November 27th. Here's the current sketch:Come on over to the forum and check it out! More information on the sketch challenges can be found in the Sketches part of the message board. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Back Porch Memories November Kit Reveal

I worked with the gorgeous medley kit from Back Porch Memories this month which was packed with goodies from Crate Paper, Bella Blvd, and We R Memory Keepers! I also bought the add on kit this month. Be sure and check out the November design team gallery to see what the rest of the team created with both the Medley and the Solo kits.

Farm Life:That Hat: (This layout is based on a Becky Fleck sketch which you will see in the upcoming BPM newsletter.)Close up of tag in pocket tucked behind pictures:Play:You are amazing card: (measures 4x4")

Friday, November 6, 2009

KnK November reveal part 2

Here are the rest of my layouts with the Kit 'n' Kaboodles November kit. I actually even did a two page layout, which is very unusual for me. I loved this kit so much that I had to order all of the coordinating add on papers too, and they are all just gorgeous! This Little Yellow Bicycle Autumn Bliss collection is simply stunning, and I just can't get enough of it. This is one of those collections that I plan on using up until there isn't a scrap of paper left.I also have in my hot little hands the KnK December kit! I can't spill yet what is in it, but suffice it to say that it is beautiful! I've never been so excited to scrap winter/Christmas pictures! Be sure to check the KnK homepage on November 16th for the reveal of this gorgeous kit! I'm sure I'll have to have all of the add ons for this one too.