Monday, October 22, 2012

been in a card kind of mood:-)

 butterfly is a sticker from Crate paper - as is the background paper
                              so I have been playing around with a few of the fun Bella stamps
 background paper is lovely Simple stories
 more fun Crate paper
 more crate paper...hmmm, this stuff is great for cards!!
 this gorgeous butterfly is the spellbinder Butterfly package that has a die-cut and a background - this is a stunning package with 5 different butterflies in it!
 guess what - more crate paper!! I love the sheet of Die-cut cards in every paper line, you can cut them up and use them for your card fronts - the sheet also has that little "friends forever" die-cut in the card above, and a few blank ones that you can stamp in like the very first card on this post!

When making cards I love to go with a paper line that matches, one that has a die-cut sheet, I usually grab the matching stickers and just add some ribbon and buttons in co-ordinating colors, you can whip up some amazing cards in no time at all:-)

I hope you feel inspired!


Monday, October 15, 2012

October KOTM

so October is halfway done - but your KOTM is here! We are going to try for a mid-month format for a while, hopefully getting the date a little sooner to the 10th - my life is just too crazy at the end and beginning of a new month - so I have to choose what I can do and do well...I can do the KOTM well if I change the release here you go:-)

don't you just LOVE Instagram!!

The October Kit of the Month – “Portfolio”
This month’s kit includes the following
6 Sheets of Bazzill 12x12 Cardstock in the following colors
Lakeshore, Spring Willow Medium, Cobblestone Dark, Cobblestone Light(2) and Natural.
6 Sheets of Patterned 12x12 Paper from Pink Paislee (2), October Afternoon (2), My Mind’s Eye (1) & Studio Calico (1)
Lots of Lovely Embellishments are included-
Full package of Bo-Bunny Lace
Full set of Alphabeans (alpha stickers) from Jillibean
1 Border Sticker, 3 Vintage Buttons or wooden numbers,1 brad, 2- stacked stickers(assorted) – Crate paper
1 metre Yellow & White twine – Twinery
Washi Tape – Bella Blvd
4 Journal Labels, 1 arrow & 1 stacked sticker (assorted)– Pink paislee
1 label stamp – Studio Calico, 1 clip & 3 Die-cuts(assorted)– My Mind’s Eye

Here are some layouts and cards I whipped up with this kit!!
 These pics had been in my stash for a while - Aubrey's 1st movie experience - in the Steinbach Theatre (which is closed now:-(  ) Cars2 was the movie - and she fell asleep almost immedately after the previews!

 loving those little journal tabs - Pink Paislee (24 in a package)
 started up the sewing machine for a little detail - and the white dots are Mr. Huey's - Calico White

ok this layout was FUN - I took a pair of scissors and forced it through the paper from the backside...and then when I flipped it over I distressed it with some Vintage Photo Ink and my blending tool!

The label stamp is from Studio Calico - stamped in Archival Black

The arrow is new from Pink Paislee - Artisan series, you ink or spray them and they have a built in resist pattern on every piece - they come in butterflies too!!

 a little tuck and layer

 "D" for Dain:-)

 pretty simple layout - used the Natural cardstock as a mat around each photo, the little labels for Legoland and May 2012 are both the Studio Calico stamp again.

 Used the Alphabeans stickers overtop of the Washi tape - cool look!

 just a few cards with my leftover goodies:-)

 no - I do not sew straight!!

 1 more layout - 8.5x11

this pattern is the backside of the black and white dot in the kit 

 the able label sticker  - not in kit - but it suited the layout!

You are awesome too!!
I hope this kit inspires you to scrap and create this month too!!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Why a Kit of the Month???

I love to create the Kit of the Month - or KOTM - to me it is like getting a package of product together that will all flow right onto your pages! Seriously, I love to choose patterns that compliment - but are not necessarily the same line, and then match up cardstock (I am very good at this!!)
and then open all sorts of products, and split them up, or find some yummy things that just match so well I have to throw in the whole package...

these are some past kits and what we have come up with!

August KOTM

September KOTM

And here are some lovely projects created by me with the September Kit!

do you ever think - I don't need a full package but would like to try a few...
I need to get out of my rut - I always use the same supplies
I have trouble matching patterns and cardstock
I just want someone else to do the thinking this time...

Maybe a KOTM is for you:-)

I hope you feel inspired!