Friday, January 2, 2009

January Kit Reveal at Scrap Shotz

Today is January 2 and it's Reveal Day at Scrap Shotz! Yes, we normally reveal on the 1st of the month but January 1st is a special day so the reveal was deferred to the 2nd. Have you had a chance to check out the gallery? Wow...Amber, Nonie, Cari and Jen outdid themselves this month! Laura's projects are a bit of a secret as they will be in the kit insert. Here are my projects with the fabulous Heidi Swapp kit!

So Precious is a 6x12 layout - I rarely scrap this size but I am really loving it and see myself doing a few more! In addition to the supplies in the Jan Scrap Shotz kit, I added some Making Memories black Mini Alphas, Maya Road felt stars, Queen & Co black and white acrylic stars, Heidi Swapp clear acrylic stars, Close To My Heart Grey Wool ink and Close To My Heart silver photo turns and brad.

In 3 Generations, I had a renewed interest in my sewing machine! LOL The only additional supplies to the Heidi Swapp kit are the black Making Memories Mini Alphas. I can't believe these pictures are 5 years old! I am so glad I have pictures of me, my Mom and Madison.

For Explore, I angled everything so it would "feel" like Danielle and Dominic were downhill skiing. Again, I used my sewing machine to sew down the journaling strips and "stitch in the ditch" around the photos and make slopes on the adjoining pattern paper. Oh and let me add that the glittered brads from the January kit are divine! Goodness! They are so sparkly and easy to insert; that is prongs don't get all bendy before you use them!

I had a bit of fun scrapping What a Cute Pair! It was a time to cut loose and be a little funky! I used one of the January kit add-ons: Heidi Swapp black oval bling. As well, I also added some more of the ever versatile black Making Memories Mini Alphas...I am just addicted to those! And I must add that the American Crafts silver marker is unbelievable! It is so wet and covers both dark and light papers really really well!

January 1st - New Years Day - is my neice, Emma's birthday! It seemed only fitting that I would do a layout on this cute little gal! I so enjoy using lots of photos on my pages these days and I especially like grouping the photos from an event or a trip such as these photos from our summer vacation in 2007. Emma and my girls get along famously and it will be a beautiful momento for my girls when they are older to see themselves getting to know their cousin. I must also say I love, love, LOVE the Heidi Swapp bling in the kit! Goodness it is so easy to use and works on practically every layout! And I also love the font of the American Crafts glittered chipboard letters - it is so fun!

I wanted to use up every morsel of the kit and decided to use the scraps to make a cute little dove. The dove is special to me because it the "mascot" of The Arthritis Society. It was easy to make and once I cut out all the pieces, I did a bit of stitching (yes, again) and finished off all the edges with that wonderful American Crafts silver marker.

What are you working on these days? Join me as we tackle the Trash Your Stash Part Two! That's right, we complete 25 projects by the end of January 2009 using only the goodies from our personal stash. And the challenge - yup, to not purchase any new goodies until your 25 projects are completed! (Yikes!)

Another challenge I have given myself is to a Photo A Day but I may revise this to a Photo a Week! I have followed Ali Edwards' blog and have been so inspired by her photo a day - while at times it may be tiring or a nuisance, the rewards far outweigh any of the annoyances! It is such a fab momento! Do you want to join me?

Okay I need to get my littlest munchkin to bed now...ah the lazy easy going days of Christmas vacation! Thanks for dropping by!



Heather M. said...

Gorgeous layouts, V! I love how you angled the skiing layout - sooooo cool!

Ann said...

Wow, you outdid you self. I agree with Heather, love the skiing LO.

Joan K. Demers said...

Beautiful work V! I love the last LO --- Cute pic of your little one!