Thursday, March 15, 2007

March Kit from Scrapbook Essentials

Well, I can't believe how fast the days go by. It's already the 15th of the month and our work with this months kit is up at Scrapbook Essentials .

Seeing as the days crept up on me real fast, I did my sneak peeks last night at the Wellington SE crop. Had a fab time by the way with a few ladies I've got to know on-line and I actually managed to complete 98% of a layout for the 'swap your scraps' swap at SE. I got a great pile of scraps and managed to use just a few for this layout. I even had enough to cut out that flower from one piece and the little vellum 'determination' word. With a word like that it just had to be a layout about Jessi.

As for the kit work - I've tried to keep mostly to what was in the kit, cause I believe that if you are going to buy the kit then you should be able to make layouts out of it without having to add too much of your own stuff.

So with this one I have used some alphabet stickers from Making memories - but I stamped them with the gold ink pad included in the kit before I peeled them off the sheet. This idea might need a bit more experimenting - cause the ink is still coming off on my fingers! And I also used some Heidi Swapp chipboard letters from the previous kits. Oh and there are a couple of gold brads there which weren't in the kit ... but everything else was!
This is the layout I did while away last weekend - so I kinda had to stick with the kit contents cause that's all I had with me. Love those scenic route rubons. Oh and I've added some gems which I just bought ... hey they were new, I had to use them. When I first got the kit I put the orange papers away, cause I don't do orange, but then these photos kinda needed orange so I got over that little hang up.

Lots of stitching on this one - and those new gem thingys. And I ended up with a kinda lonely empty bit to the right of the photo so I had to find some basic grey rubons to go there. But the rest of the stuff is from the kit. Oh but not those 'about' letters, they are scenic route though so I thought they'd go with the rubons. The 'what I love about you' words were printed in a straight line - I thought I was quite creative to cut them up and turn them into a title like that!

And I made a card this morning. I had to look up the 'daring cardmakers' for a bit of inspiration and found a sketch to go from. This is what I came up with. Gotta love how double sided papers give you twice the options for colours and patterns.

And after all that I still have enough stuff to keep me going for a whole lot more layouts yet. So if you haven't already, check out the Scrapbook Essentials Kits and order next months kit. And as an extra special - it's my turn to provide instructions on how to complete a layout using next months kit!


Kathy said...

All your stuff is lovely Beverley - so bright and colourful.

Thanks for joining in the midweek challenge - your card is great, I love the way you've made the flower and the greeting looks fab

Gillian Hamilton said...

Hi Beverley, I've just been drooling over your beautiful LO's... gorgeous designs!
And what a STUNNING card you have made with the sketch.. just love it!!!! :O)

Sarah said...

Great card Beverley!! Love the colours you have used.

Heather said...

Love your card for the dare. And your layouts are beautiful! I love the little crown!

janine said...

those layouts are just stunning!! So pleased I got to see them in real life. Love the card too.

Paula said...

So chunky looking, I love solid cards, mine are always floaty ones, IYKWIM

Julie said...

Wow - you have outdone yourself this month - awesome LO's!!
I love the card - its so cool!

Lythan said...

Oh, catching my breath over your layouts - lovely! And that card is just perfect. Love the colours. Thanks for being Daring!

Anonymous said...

Wow I just love your DT layouts this month, Beverley! The colours are great, I'm glad you did do the orange one because it really rocks! I love bright colours so enjoy seeing others working with them. Awesome job!


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Great card - loved looking at your layouts too!

Joanne said...

HI Beverley - I just love your card and layout designs. Especially the DCM Extra for this week. Ive had a go at that one too - can in very handy for Mothers Day inspiration!

Your scrap LOs are fab!

Rhi said...

Beautiful LO's Beverley and a great sketch card too, how do you manage to get so much done! Rhi x

Annie said...

I really love the layouts. The card is awesome too. It was lovely to meet you the other night.

Karen (Scraper 25 said...

Boy you sure have been busy Beverley. Just love your LO's especially the bright one with all the orange.. Just love your gorgeous card too. Think I might have to check out that card making link.

Don't know what is wrong with blogger - won't recognize my account today.

MichelleTW said...

Hi Beverly.

Lovin your guys work from SE Design Team. See you at SENZ