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!!



  1. Sharon, these are great! You do indeed just gotta do what ya need to do when the time is right for you. I have just been wondering about maybe taking advantage of a kit as a change of inspiration. Do I need to subscribe or are they available in the Steinbach shop for pick up? How much is a kit?

  2. KOTM is $30.00 - always the value is more than that!
    What I love about it that you can add some fun items OR you can challenge yourself to create ONLY using the items in the KIT:-)
    Let me know if I should hold one for you!