Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kit 'n' Kaboodles January Kit Creations

2010 is right around the corner, and at Kit 'n' Kaboodles we are ringing in the New Year with a funky, fun, bold kit featuring paper from Paper Trunk's Socialite collection! This kit is so much fun with all of the vibrant colors against the black cardstock and accents. I challenged myself to sort of think outside of the box and do some things that I don't normally do with this kit. Here are a couple of layouts I've created with it so far:
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Holiday season!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Back Porch Memories December Kit Reveal

I received the Solo kit from Back Porch Memories this month, and it was loaded with papers from Lily Bee's Vintage Poppy line, Making Memories vintage buttons and stamps, and much, much more! I also bought the embellishment add on which included Lily Bee Vintage Poppy flowers, Little Yellow Bicycle rub ons, and Making Memories vintage trims. Here is a look at what I created with this kit:
Be sure and check out what the rest of the design team created this month by clicking here. While you are there, be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous Medley kit this month too! Happy scrapping!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kreative Kaboodles Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kreative Kaboodles Holiday Blog Hop! If you came from Chris' blog you are heading in the right direction. If you came from somewhere else, and want to start at the beginning of the blog hop, go to the Kreative Kaboodles blog and start there. Be sure to become a follower of the Kreative Kaboodles blog to be entered to win a prize!

For my handmade holiday gift idea, we will be making a set of coasters! With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are looking for quick and easy, inexpensive gifts for people on our lists. Why not take your scrap supplies and whip up these handmade coasters? They are perfect for coworkers, hostess gifts, and stocking stuffers!

You will need:
(4) 4x4" squares of glass of plexiglass
(4) 4x4" squares of thin cork
Mod podge and a foam brush
Patterned paper
Scissors or paper trimmer
Craft knife and cutting mat

Bone folder
Paint a layer of mod podge on the back of the glass.Cut a square of patterned paper slightly larger than your glass square and adhere it face down to the back of the glass square, so that your pattern shows through the glass. Smooth out the paper with a bone folder.Once the mod podge dries, turn the glass over and trim off the excess paper with a craft knife.
Paint a layer of mod podge on the back of the coaster and adhere a cork square to the bottom of the coaster. Once mod podge is dry, trim off excess cork if necessary with a craft knife.
Here are all four coasters to complete the set:
Stack the coasters and tie them together with a pretty ribbon. Personalize your gift by including your favorite recipe for mulled cider, eggnog, or hot cocoa.I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please leave me a comment, and then hop on over to Jules' blog to see what kind of cool holiday gift idea she has for you!

Friday, December 4, 2009

More KnK December kit goodness

Here are a couple more layouts that I did with the December kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles. I loved the blues and reds and all of the glitter in this kit!Yes, Chloe is wearing most of her hot chocolate, but look how happy she is!

Be sure to check back on Sunday, December 6th as the KnK and Creativity Boutique design teams are joining forces for a blog hop! Each design team member will post a handmade holiday gift idea. You won't want to miss it, and rumor has it, there may be a prize involved! The fun starts on the Kreative Kaboodles blog at 9am EST.