Wednesday, January 02, 2008

So much to share!!!

The first thing I did this morning is draw for the winner of the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Giveaway. ... and the winner is

Kathy McD

Congratulations Kathy!!!

and thanks to Sandy Redburn (owner of Crafty Secrets) for making that give-a-way possible.


Now I get to show you the fantastic kit I got to work with this month for Scrap Magie

I'm so honored to be Guest Designer this month... with my friend... Miss Vicki Boutin.

Her projects with this kit are amazing! You can check them out here!

When I opened the box, and saw this kit, I was thrilled! Everything in it was gorgeous. You know how you, see certainly papers and embellishments, and you just immediately want to start creating? This was it for me! Loved it.

I did this little Maya Road house, (of course with a "home" theme)... yeah.. brilliant , I know. lol

It was the first time I had worked with Grungeboard and I loved it so much, I ordered more.

lots of fun stuff in this kit.

I painted the backgrounds of my book with a wash of a brown acrylic paint first, and then added papers and embellishments from there.

The photo of Brent and Nathanial was taken my Diana, but I just loved it so much, I had to ask her if I could use it. Does that boy adore his dad or what? Such a great photo!

After inking my grungeboard pieces I stamped on theme with the Fontwerks grid stamp.
I also spritzed some coordinating colors of Glimmer Mist.

I cant believe how well the Grungeboard takes the ink. I just rubbed my CatEye inks right over it, let it dry a bit and then stamped.

I decided to frame this layout I did of Neely and Ryan and give it to my sister for Christmas. I took this photo of them on Thanksgiving when Ryan was home from Denver.

The frame was just a Goodwill frame, I put a whitewash on and altered with paper strips and the rubons that came in the kit.

I think she liked it. (But every mom loves pictures of her kids right?... so I couldn't go wrong)lol

Speaking of ... pics of your kiddos. Everyone was home for dinner last night. Here's a photo I snapped of Jarad and Katy. Wes was off the hook this time. lol

Okay... go now.. and conquer the day!!! lol


Kathy McD said...

I am so excited!!! This was a super give-away...and I WON!! I cannot believe it! Thanks so much to Vickie and Sandy!

Sharon in NE said...

Eeeks! After winning the issue of Scrapbooks Dimension magazine, I feel like I can conquer the day. Thank you Vicki and CINDY!!
Love the great photos you had on your post. That Maya Road house is for me. I love a "home" theme. You did a great job. Congrats on the co-guest designer for the month! That will keep my creative juices flowing!
And the euphemra and vintage cards are just yummy.

Catherine said...

Congrats Kathy!! Love all your projects with that kit - awesome job, they are lucky to have you as GD !! WE still miss you at SM!!

Country Liv . . . said...

Great ideas on the little house! Love the colors you always use. I mostly scrap my grandson and don't get to use pinks and greens so much. Love the pix of the family and the house, great shots.

Got my money back for the CPU and now looking to have one custom made. Hope I don't get ripped off; no one seems to offer money back guarantees if it doesn't work! UGH!

stampqueen said...

Brilliant !!!! I love that chipboard house.

dd2njoy said...

Congrats Kathy!!!
That is such a neat project!!!TFS!

fran said...

These are great projects! That house book is darling - you've been busy! What a treasure!

MJ said...

I like how you incorporated a flower into the O in one of these projects! Very sweet!

Jessrose21 said...

You are one prolific lady! And everything you touch turns to gold (with a little touch of Glimmer mist, lol!) I love your house book. One of my creative goals this year is to make a Crafty Secrets house album for my mom for Christmas. I'm slow, so I need a big head start!

Deb S. said...

oh do i ever love your home book! they are lucky to get you for a guest designer! beautiful as always vic!

myfrogprince said...

What a great project. I lov your little house albums and all the cute little pics you took. I can't wait to play with grungeboard now!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm looking forward to working with you!

Eleanor said...

Nice post! I love what you did with the Goodwill frame. It looks great!

Nat said...

What a wonderful kit and love what you did with it. -The house is killer! Beautiful!

tyrymom29 said...

Congrats To your winner !!!! What an awsome project WOW !!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Valerie said...

So excited to be a winner and I can't wait to receive my issue of Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine. Thanks!

chelemom said...

WOW! What a cool album!!!

Kim Hughes said...

whoa...what a stunning creation!!

I am fairly new to the blogging world and I recently asked my readers to recommend a blog that I can check out. Many of them listed friend's and others chose blogs that inspires them and your blog was put forward. I would like to invite you to come visit my blog, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a sweet RAK. I am so glad that I was informed about your blog. Hope you will come play :) Kim Hughes

Shalini said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and found it so inspiring...I'll be back for more, Keep up the good work!

Pam/Iris said...

LOVE the album Vicki and rub on's on the frame??! Brilliant, I say!!

Helle Greer said...

LOVE your House book, so so pretty.
I could just sit and look at you creations all day long.
You rock my art world, girl!!!
happy New Year.