Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy Crop Day!

Welcome to the last stop of the Kit 'n Kaboodles/Creativity Boutique Bunny Hop Crop BLOG HOP!! If you've happened upon my blog first and would like to participate in the blog hop for a chance to win a scrappy-cool prize, you need to start here to find the full instructions.
Today also happens to be my second reveal with the Kit 'n Kaboodles March kit so I'm going to share some of it here, with you! This is my second layout with the kit and could not be happier with the way it turned out. You know how you have photos that you really want to scrap, but they are so special to you that you wait... and wait.... and WAIT for the perfect line of paper to come along? Such was the case for me with this photo of my mother. This is her portrait taken at six months old, and I don't think the colors could match any more perfectly. I scanned the original 8x10, downsized it, and printed it onto the self-adhesive canvas paper from the kit. The texture the canvas paper lends to the photo is just stunning!
I used a PiggyTales barn-door (I love this double-door!) for a tiny bit of journaling specifics, and used elements from the Shabby Green Door canvas Stitch-its (the tiny tickets) as well as from the SGD patterened papers (postcard and journal-spot). FYI -- the "1875" was already printed on the paper....this photo was taken in 1945 which I have written on the left-hand side of the journaling. I figured I better say something about that or my mom might wonder why I was trying to make her 50 years older than she really is LOL!!! Some sheer ribbon from the kit holds the doors closed.
Altering the Petaloo flowers was really fun! Keep in mind, these flowers are stark-white to begin with. I stamped on these first (with the gorgeous vintage background stamp -- also in this collection by Shabby Green Door -- found in the embellishment add-on kit), then "dirtied" them up a little with some VersaMagic chalk ink in Wheat. Then I painted some Pearl medium over the top of the flowers, this gave them a beautiful shimmery coat while still allowing the stamp to show through.
I used TH Tattered Rose Crackle Paint and TH Antique Bronze Distress Stickles all over the place too.... you can see the paint but a lot of the Stickles get lost in the photos. Trust me when I say it adds a really nice touch, the butterfly in the upper-left as well as several other elements are all pretty and sparkly :) Both of these mediums really add to the overall vintage feel of the layout.
Be sure to check out the Kreative Kaboodles blog often for really great ideas from the rest of the design team at Kit 'n Kaboodles and Creativity Boutique! We have a great group of diversely-talented ladies who are just waiting to share some inspiration with you.
I hope you had fun on the hop! If you've got your sentence completed, sent me a private message via the KNK/CB message board or send me an email. Your name will be thrown into the hat, and we'll announce the winner of the blog hop in a few days. Happy hopping!


  1. Absolutely stunning layout Amy! Glad you covered your back with the date issue. LOL.

  2. OMG....this is so perfect!!! You have done an amazing job for your MOM. HUGS!

  3. That lay out is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G! Amazing work X

  4. Beautiful layout and I love the hidden journaling.

  5. What can I say that hasn't already been said except...This brought tears to my eyes....Thank You!! MOM