Sunday, April 26, 2009

Create Your Own kit!

That was the final challenge for the Design Star Contest, and it was by FAR my favorite!!! I absolutely LOVED pulling papers and embellishments from my stash and getting it step up just so! I highly recommend creating your own kit if you're in a scrapping slump, because I cranked out 3 projects in 24 hrs. And just a word of caution, this post is full of photos!

Here's my kit, I named it "Kick Up Your Heels!"

Papers from Pink Paislee "Fascinating", Cosmo Cricket "Snorkel", and Heidi Swapp "Carefree".

embellishments up close

Of course I included a TON of embellishments, most of which are some of my favorites! Some of the items that I included were journaling spots, a coaster "album" that I actually stocked up on from restaurants, a handful of flowers, bling, pearl flowers, tickets, die cut labels, felt, and of course ribbons and trim!

ribbons and trim

And then the other part of the challenge was to create 2 projects after coming up with the kit. I created 3, and I'm tellin' ya, I cranked them out! :D

Project 1: "Just Babies"

This picture was taken when the girls were about 5mo. and 18 mo. old, and it's still one of my favorites. Journaling says, "They were just babies, only 13 months a part, one barely bigger than the other."

Project #2: Sympathy card

Project #3: Slip Slidin' Away

The girls have started doing this thing where they'll wait for each other to get to the top of the slide and then slide down together. I just happened to have my camera with me when they did it for the first time.


Virginia said...

Gorgeous! I'd buy it for sure! And I love all your creations with it! I really love how you've added the black accents to make the colors pop.

That "babies" layout- oh my, how I can relate. I love that, it made me a little sniffly that mine seem to be growing up all of a sudden.

Michelle Lanning said...

totaly cute deanna -- and the layouts are perfection!

Kristii said...

Love your kit, can I sign up now??? Your layouts are absolutely awesome girl!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jana Eubank said...

I just love what you put together, Deanna! Brilliant color palette and I ADORE your projects!!! ;)

Joni (kix) said...

What a FUN challenge! I've never seen anything like it! I love your kit choice... so colorful!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

Awesome kit that you put together!! I really like the bright bold colors against the black! Your layouts and card turned out great too! Love it, great job gf!!

Eva said...

Deanna....that kit is totally rocking...heck I would want it and I so love what you made with it, too!!! It's a winner in my eyes!!!

TraceyT said...

You outdid yourself with this one. FAB job.

Shirley said...

I would buy that kit in a heartbeat and you created fabulous stuff with it! Awesome!

Elizabeth Bailey said...

You did such a great job pulling this kit together! Love the colors and what you did with it.