holy moly!! the kits were flying off the shelves last night. studio calico's march kit, quilting bee, and my fave add-on, honeycomb, are both already sold out - but wedding ring and patchwork are both still available. some of the paper add-ons are still available as well.
i'm trying to finish up some work this morning, but i did sneak time to go through the design team gallery - and now i want to get my kit back out and play some more. there are some seriously creative ideas happening there. here are my projects for this month :
this page is mostly made with the wedding ring add on - i did add the sc text paper and a maya road chipboard button from the main. as soon as i saw that veneer i knew i wanted to cut a title from it - thankfully it wasn't hard to do at all. i wrote my title on a piece of scrap paper, and then layered it over the veneer and cut around it with scissors. i also used my tiny attacher on the veneer - i was initially worried that it might split, but it didn't. i also broke out my new martha loopy border punch, and sprayed the kraft background with turquoise maya mist.
this page is a mix of quilting bee and honeycomb. that blue doiley paper made me think of snow, and i loved these pics of sam making footprints up and down our block - they went together perfectly. i laid out the veneer pieces and then built the page around them. the background is sprayed with silverplated mist for a nice frosty finish.
how cute is that trike stamp??? if you missed it in honeycomb, it will be in the shop with the may kit reveal. also those sass banner stickers? my new favorite thing. this page mixes bits from quilting bee and all 3 add-ons. i used turquoise mist on the maya road chip buttons and on the background of the page below the border. loving the pics on this one - love seeing little ben next to little sam. =)
another page mixing honeycomb and the main as well as the label stamp from wedding ring. (i reeeeeeeeeeeally wanted to use the ferris wheel stamp that comes with it on a page, and even had some pics marked for it - but i ran out of time!) and some more old pics - these are from 2 years ago. we all did a user lift this month, and this page was inspired by simplytam's uniform. every little accent on her page was perfectly placed, and that photo?? totally made me giggle. i turned the design on it's side but tried to work in as many of tam's elements as possible. the maya road butterfly was covered with turquoise maya mist, and the background cardstock was sprayed with cherry.
my last project was a banner with the patchwork kit. as soon as i saw this kit, it would be perfect for my scraproom. i'm not 100% sure where it will go, but i'm thinking it will look good across my window, once i ditch the ugly fake wood blinds and get some nice white curtains.
i kept the banner fairly simple. i'll be honest - i tend to get ALL sorts of fun ideas when i see projects like this, and then get overwhelmed with where to start. so this time, i just picked a couple ideas and ignored the rest. it would have been fun to mist and stamp this banner, but i can guarantee that it wouldn't be DONE if i had gone that route. i knew i didn't want to use photos on my banner, but i *did* want to use the photo transfer paper - so i ended up scanning in some old ledger paper and adding it to 2 of the maya road canvas pennants. i added a strip of the funky floral dear lizzy ribbon from honeycomb to each of those pennants and stitched it into place. for the other 3 pennants, i layered circles cut from fabric with my fiskars pinking sheers, and then stitched a spiral using pink thread that matched the dear lizzy ribbon. i added a jbs button to the top circle and called it good. my 5 pennants weren't quite long enough for the space i had planned, so i quickly cut a bunch of triangles from the fabrics that come with the kit. i didn't measure, they're not even, i just cut. then i stitched them together in groups of 5 and added them between each pennant.
now, if you're not the banner type - this is still a fun kit. emily made a fun album w/ her maya road pennants and some of the fabric. i will be doing a tutorial for this blog this week, featuring a page made with this add-on. i'm going to scan some school work and use the iron on transfer to put it on the canvas - i think it will be a fun look.
as always, if you have any questions - feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. =)