have you heard about the new green tangerines kit club? this is actually a LSS that is about an hour or so from me, although i have yet to get out that way to check them out. they recently started a new kit club, and have been having a huge blog party for the past two months. they asked me to be one of their guest designers for the party, and of course i said "yes". i'm all for a good kit club. and trust me, this one is good! there was so much product in there, and all fabulous stuff that coordinated so nicely together. for anyone that is interested, all these projects were made using the january kit and it is still available for purchase.
this monster paper was so adorable. and i was planning on using it for a layout about nikolas. but i also had this photo of sarah and alyssa laying around that i wanted to use with the kit. it was just screaming to be used with this paper. the colors were all perfect. the girls were obviously very bothered that i would imply that they were monsters. lol! but i told them that i would make it cute, and i think i did. and i had to add some googley eyes to the paper too. if you can't read it, the journaling says "they spend half of their time fighting and being monsters to each other. and half of their time being friends and loving each other".
i have two favorite parts of this kit. the first was the october afternoon papers. because i've seen a lot of great things with them, but have never actually had any of their papers to play with. lol! and the second favorite part was the thickers. i love me some thickers. and this kit had 2 sets. i can't believe the mileage i got out of the packs, and i still have a TON left. i wanted the raw chipboard ones to be colored for this layout, and i was going to paint them. then it dawned on me that i could color them using my ink pads. i'm sure this is a fairly old technique. but it was the first time i've tried it. i just stuck the back of the thicker letter to my finger and pushed it down on the ink pad a few times. then stuck it right on the layout. super simple.
i wanted to use up a bunch of number chipboard pieces, and came up with this title for a recent photo of nikolas. i never seem to use numbers, and this let me use quite a few. i painted the raw chipboard with orange paint. any idea how hard it was to find an orange that even semi-matched? lol! the black letters are the foam thickers. if you can't read it, the journaling says "yes, there are really 2,749,358 reasons that we love and adore nikolas. we are to lucky to have him in our lives".
i've had these photos of the girls (along with amanda and ashlen) for 2 years now. this kit gave me the perfect chance to scrap them. this was from their first day of school in july 2007, when we were year round schooling here.
i was totally fine with this layout, and now i'm not sure. it looks sort of blank, like i forgot to add the embellishments. lol! at the same time, i love how simple it looks. i'm still debating. might toss some buttons on there or something. just had this photo of the girls and grammie from bible day camp a few weeks ago, and it matched the papers.
and a quick card using some ribbon scraps. i had all these little strips of ribbon left over. i didn't want to throw them away, but i also didn't want them to get lost in some big ribbon jar. so i just adhered strips along this card, and a flower, brad, and rubon sentiment from my own stash.
here's the best part of their blog party. they are giving away over $1000 worth of free scrapbooking products during the event. and you have a chance to get in on that. leave me a comment here on this post, and one lucky winner will get a free kit that contains over $50 worth of scrapbooking greatness! and also make sure and head over to the green tangerines kit club blog and leave them a comment (under the post with my photo), where you'll have a second chance at winning a free kit. comments must be posted by 5:00pm PST on tuesday (tomorrow!) to be eligible to win. and then we'll both be randomly picking a winner shortly after that.
comments now closed. i said 5:00 and it's 5:05. sorry to be so prompt for once, but we're headed out to soccer practice. lol!