It's that time! The December kit called Brooklyn Flea is up for sale at Studio Calico. While I'm bidding on some vintage Shiny Brite ornaments on Ebay, I ended up purchasing Salvaged, Snow Cone, and Printer's Drawer to play with this month. And I had to get More Patterned paper, because this main kit is my favorite in a long time and I wanted to make sure I'd have extra papers to play with. Here's a peek at that one:
The A side
And the B side of the More Paper Add-on contents.
My kit stash is out of control, but I couldn't help myself. The contents were irresistible!
We left for the beach on Saturday the 19th and didn't get back until Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so most of my projects were made before we left. I brought my kit with me to play with but it's always hard to do that when there's family from out of state and holiday bonding to do. As always, I wish I had more time! That said, I was able to ekk out 4 layouts and a card this month.
This first one was made with the main kit only and is my favorite main kit only layout to date. As I was creating it I never had the desire to reach for products from any of the add-ons I purchased.
When I first spied the main kit stamp it spoke of a flower center to me, so that's how I used it this month. I could have used the leaf stamps, but chose to cut up the canvas green leaves instead, because I love the texture.
I wanted to create a banner with rectangular shaped pieces, and the "wire" was made but stitching back and forth with my sewing machine. No trims needed for this one.
The punch is a scallop punch from Stampin' Up.
The Ormolu tag was rubbed with the Prima Moss Lawn chalk.
The small yellow flower punch is from EK Success.
The journaling is inspired by Shelly J's Project 12 contributions. I LOVE when she does her journaling this way and it had just the right amount of texture I wanted for the bottom of my layout.
The alphas? The Ali alphas designed by American Crafts exclusively for this kit? LOVE.
Obviously, this is my 2pager contribution to my gallery this month. I always like to have one. I'm on a pennant kick this month, and this time, used the pennant shape just for pops of color, not to hang on a line.
The addition of the Amy Tan tags was fun texture. I like natural elements to left my snowflakes bare. The fact they are wood is fabulous as is (They are in the Snow Cone add-on, along with the pink Crate paper, the tape. Other Papers are from the Salvaged and Printer's Drawer add-ons).
I would also like to profess my adoration of the Ormolu tags from the main kit, as well as my MIL's typewriter. It made it so much easier to write more extensive journaling, and I love the overall look too.
Isn't Charlotte the snow girl cute? I thought so.
Brace yourself for this next one. She's not happy. Not happy at all:
Because of the orientation of the photo, I decided to make it a large one for this layout.
I just felt like layering rounded rectangles for this design, topping them with the Crate border stickers and some tape too. I had to use another Amy Tan tag for this one too (found in the Salvaged add-on).
I had this photo I took of the kids the other day sitting around, and as I looked through the kit contents, thought it would be fun to put the twine to good use. I wrapped it a few times, tied it in knots, added brads, and then stitched it all down and added some snowflakes. I thought it was a fun and easy way to embellish this layout about the anticipation of snow.
Most of the twine and hat snowflake tape came from the Snow Cone add-on. The Peppermint brads are in the shop.
I love this photo.
Lastly is a little card I whipped up because I had a hankering to use the main kit stamp again:
I really adore this color palette. And I really love that stamp as a flower.
Let me know if you have any questions about my projects this month. I hope you liked them! Davinie