The October kit is live, and I'm excited about it!
I picked up:
Watercolor- loved the polkadot stamp and the OA
Still Life - adore the color palette with this one. Shipping was behind so the DT did not get the tape with our kits but am looking forward to playing with it when it ships with the next one.
En plein Air - SASSAFRAS
The only reason I didn't get Drafting Table is because I work for Crate so I have all of that product.
I also picked up the MME chipboard elements (which I used on 3 of my five layouts) as well a the MME ABC cards for girls (which I used on 2 of my five layouts, and had to purchase a second set so I could turn it into a memory game for Payton - see my previous post).
And this is what I came up with!
Classic Calico, and then stamped the polkadot stamp on top with white ink from American Crafts. I just made a textured kraft colored background. I am in love. And I'm going to run out of my Classic Calico hueys fast.
house stamp for my window here.
This window "display" is stamped in apple jack, atmosphere (the blue/green/grey) and my banner is in Calico white. Found here.
I was going to use my Calico white for the stamping, but ended up using white ink from American Crafts.
My banner was inspired by the OA paper in Watercolor, as well as the Sassafras Mix and Mend line and the border I used on this page.
This is the first layout I did this month. I was COMPLETELY inspired by the Sassafras Mix and Mend line, but I'll be honest. It was a love/hate thing. I canNOT stand the flatness. I do not care for the digital look to some of the papers. BUT. But. If these paper were live and they were really laid out the way they were designed, I would be in heaven. So I decided to bring out the dimension.
I used warm Calico mist on the windows, and trimmed out some of the shapes in the die cut paper.
I've been thinking Payton hasn't changed much until I saw these photos, and then I wanted to crawl back into bed and cry like a baby, as I seem to have NONE left, lol. I thought the bangs were the only difference! :)
This chipboard apple is from the MME chipboard elements in the shop.
I love doing these side by side comparison of different photos. They will be fun to look at years down the road. This curved title was brought to you by a CD. :)
I had fun with this one! First and foremost, my neice Lilly is the most adorable baby on the planet. Next to my own, anyway. She came down with her Mom and Dad over Labor Day weekend and I fell in love all over again. Move to OREGON Jobie!
Calico Cream over it. After that I added drops of pink grapefruit over it.
After I removed the masks, I hand stitched around the edges of my hearts to make them stand out a bit. Lovely effect, isn't it? I'm going to have to do that again.
I really enjoyed the process on this one. My kids were sitting with me when I created it and I don't want to forget how fun it was to have them participate and offer their thoughts on what I should do. I used both the MME chip pieces and the ABC cards on this one too (I told you I fell in love with some shop items this month).
I also developed a love affair with mist. I used it so much with this kit! Some windows turned scalloped borders are misted with applejack, but I also added my staple, hydrangea, and my new favorite, pink grapefruit on this one. This one was fun and girly and fresh and cute. I love it. I love the girls' artwork too.
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Have a great day.