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.