Thursday, May 31, 2012

Easy Breezy

I carved out some much needed crafty time and have a fun album to share with y'all!  The papers are all from the May Kit Club kit shown at the bottom of this post.
Remember those strawberries?  I added one to this album.  I got into putting lots of texture on the cover with this one. The "denim" strip is a leftover from the 12x12 page.  Felt like a seamstress hemming pants on jeans.  :)
The vision on the pages was for the green paper to be the mat for pics and the dp cards for writing.
The kit came with oodles of stickers.  Some of them looked like washi tape, but I also added some green washi and red washi from Amuse.
The album is 7 Gypsies.  I didn't use all the pages.  A couple of the pages were just not doing it for me shape-wise so they got cut from the roster. :)
Usually the albums I make are not more than 6x6, so this 8ishx8ish album was a "super size" one for me.  Too much pressure for pictures or writing, so I reduced the stress by using the postcard size journaling cards as a focal and a filler.
Were got a set of library pockets too!  I made a couple of tags for the pockets that can either be used as picture mats, a mount for dried buttercups, strawberry-picking-stained-fingerprint records,  mud-pie receipts or plain old journaling. 
Oh my these papers are sooo much fun to play with- I had enough leftover to make 2 more little projects.  As soon as all the detail work is finished on those other projects I get pics taken and post to share with y'all! :)

 Hugs and Happy Thursday,

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Giveaway Time!

My newly rediscovered mojo has encouraged me to share the wealth.  So it's time for a giveaway! 
Some of these goodies are from one of my kit club kits.  I'm so far behind on kits I'll be 80 before I catch up!!!  So rather than have it gather dust I want to share.

This giveaway is open to anyone- anywhere.  Want to know how you can get in on the action?

Here are the RULES:
1.  Be a follower- if you aren't already ;)
2.  Post a link to this giveaway on your blog.
3.  Leave a comment on this post.

The winner will be draw randomly and announced on June 19th- My first day of summer vacation!!!

May the odds be ever in your favor...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Finally back

 Well it has been a long time since I posted.  Life kinda got in the way of blogging *gasp*.  Long story short some family had a complicated surgery and some shifts in scheduling at work for next year have made crafting/blogging take a back seat.  Things look to be on a positive/settled track right now and I took my personal day last Wednesday to hang with an uber talented group of gals who helped me find my mojo again!

The gals I got to hang with are the Kit Club gals.  I've never made it to a meeting in person, but I know most of them either because I have taken classes from them or with them. :)  I managed to remember to take a few shots of some of their creations to share.  Hopefully I have given credit to the right gals for these layouts!
Kathy is one of the new gals and I just adore this layout!  All that stitching and the freehand circles give this LO such a family feel. :)
Katie modified a BG kit to have a LO ready for pictures.  Inserts photos and go! :)
Mary-Ann caught the cutest shot of her two furry friends for the layout.  Love the classic look to this LO. :)
I'm pretty sure this was Christine's layout.  Corner is her son's favorite stuffy and this layout truly captures just how much Corner is loved. :)
This is the kit we got on Wednesday.  Most of the paper is Simple Stories Summer Fresh.  The pockets, some kraft and grass green cardstock, and a thick rope twine-I forgot to include in the picture- were also part of the kit.  The card bases were ones I had gotten on sale for another project that I had thought might work with this kit.  I did manage to get an album mostly completed to show later this week- and no I haven't forgotten that y'all want to see what I did with those strawberries.
I feel sad that I have been away from blogland for so long, which is good fro all of you!  Stop by tomorrow for a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hugs and inspiration,