Tuesday, January 19, 2010

KNK February Kit....

.... and I am in LOVE. KNK's own designer Deb Harter designed the kit and I have to say she really outdid herself! Lily Bee, Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz, and much more. The embellishment add-on has Smooch Ink and I have been dying to try it! I can't wait for this to be in my mailbox! I have photos ready and waiting.....
You can subscribe & purchase this kit HERE.

Friday, January 15, 2010

KNK January kit reveal #2

I had such a good time with this kit, the papers (from Papertrunk) were beautiful and creative and surprisingly easy to work with! And with so many different embellishments to choose from, it was easy to make each layout look very different from the next.
I often use multiple photos on a layout, and this one is no exception. It's too hard to pick just one! Two or three always seem to capture the moment much better for me. My littlest girl was the subject of everything I created with this kit, for some reason it just worked out that way. Here she is washing all of her dishes from her little kitchen -- I love how she just gets right up there and does her domestic thing!! I am pretty sure I wasn't washing dishes at the age of just-turned-four. These are the things -- things that are so unique to her -- that I love to get down on a page . When in doubt, make a flower! I was stumped at what to do with the Teresa Collins pendant that's in the embellishment-add-on (there's eight teardrops in the pendant), so I took it apart and created one 5-petaled flower and a 3-petaled flower. I added Goldenrod Stickles to cover up the holes from where they hung on the pendant and a little in the middle to simulate the flower center. They are kind of hard to see in the photo, so here's a closeup:
My final layout from the kit is again featuring Gracie, in a "Mommy take our picture!" moment rather than candid which I normally prefer. But she's just so cute and these pics really captured just how much she and her puppy love each other!
Here's a little close-up of some detail... I used a LaundryLine stamp on one of the die-cut tags from the kit and added the date and a little velvet ribbon. The flowers were not in this kit, but all of them were either from a previous kit or from the KNK Shopping Mall.
And finally, I had to make one of the cards that came in the kit! The envelopes and cards came as a set, I just had to put them together. I added a little color and Diamond Stickles to the envelope, and a Papertrunk die-cut with Diamond Stickles to one of the cards. Follow that with a sentiment and a little ribbon embellishment -- done! A thank you card that will be put to good use, especially right after the holidays!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at what I created with the KNK January kit. What have you done with yours? Leave me a link, I'd love to check it out!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

My FH2S Guest Designer reveal

I so enjoyed being the Guest Designer for the Month of December at FH2S! It's a faith-based online community with a bunch of amazing ladies and I am so glad to now be a part of it. Pam sent me some beautiful MME papers to work with and here's my reveal!
I dug into some older photos for this one, I have so many pics of my son when he was little that are unscrapped as they were taken way before the digital age... ....and these photos of my first daughter are also non-digital. I want to try to get them scrapped before I forget the details, you know?
A big thank-you to Pam, Linda, and all the ladies over at FH2S, I had a wonderful time as Guest Designer for December 2009 and look forward to hanging out with you in 2010!
I'm passing the hat now to Anneliese, who will do an amazing job as Guest Designer for January. Congrats Anneliese!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

How about a little challenge? Here's the January "Ad" challenge over at KNK. This simple, clean ad (no, I am not getting a perk from Disney-- I wish!!) leaves lots to the imagination! And here's my take:
I used the current holiday line from Webster's Pages, some Prima "Say It In Pearls", Petaloo flowers, and a MM font (last year's Fa La La line). These products make a layout come together pretty easily! What can you do with this ad? Post a link to your interpretation (or, for KNK members, post your layouts in the AD challenge thread on the message board), I'd love to see! You never know when I might throw a RAK into the mix.... (WINK WINK)...... subtle, I know..... LOL.....