Saturday, August 31, 2013

Reveal day for Scraps of Darkness' August kit, "Rustic"

Hello Scrappers!!!! Oh have I missed you!!!!  I have several updates for you today but most is Reveal Day for the August kit "Rustic" by Scraps of Darkness!!!!!! I am so thrilled to share my designs with you today!!!!

Here is the wonderful "Rustic" kit....What do you think??? Impressive Right!!!??!!! I just love this kit!!!

Cool Sketch Right???!!!?
The sketch this month was provided by our brand new addition to our team....the fabulous Laura Gilhuly!!!!! And here is my take on the sketch....

The rest of my layouts are a little bit of fun and a little bit of country...all things inspired by this fabulous kit!!!!
So, what do you think???? I have had so much fun creating these layouts. They have been very therapeutic while I recovered from my back surgery. Yes, I am ok, still recooperating. In the meantime, my kids have been making a mad dash towards the first day of school. There have been football practices, games, dance practice, shopping, and then school. Yes, we have officially bumped into the early stages of "Fall" (even though our weather says differently). I know I am not alone and there are many of you in my shoes. So, I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration today to grab your kit and enjoy a long Labor Day weekend!!!!! Much love to you all!!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Better Late than Never...

 Good Afternoon my fellow Scrappers!!!! I feel like a broken record when saying this, but I want to apologize again for being a very bad blogger! I do have a good excuse this time....I went on vacation and as soon as I returned I had surgery on my back.  And even though I am pretty much housebound  for now, I have found it very therapeutic to scrap and create while going through the healing process.

Today I am sharing 2 more projects that I created with the "Gypsy Summer" July kit. The beautiful vibrant colors in this kit is so perfect for those summer photos. This is a picture of my baby girl, Abigail, with her cousin, Avery during one of our annual 4th of July family reunions. I truly loved how this page came together so easily!!!!

This next page is one of my favorite pictures of my son, Caleb. Again, this was taken during one of our 4th of July reunions. My goal for this page was to work primarily with the papers that had lime green and turquoise. A new technique for me was making the "splats" of paint on the background of the paper...I used the Tim Holtz distress stain in Broken China. Loved how that turned out!!!! Lastly, I wanted to use one of the cool stamps provided in the kit so I inked the heart/swirl stamp with versamark then sprinkled a green shade of embossing powder, heated it up, and viola....DONE!!!!!! I am completely in love with how this page turned out!!!!!!! 

This is such a fun kit packed full of color and fab accessories!!!!! I will definitely be using this kit again when working on my many summer photos.
Wishing you all a wonderful Friday!!!!