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Project Fifty-Two: Start Making a List

Label Tulip...is almost sold out again!

Seriously!  It's amazing.  Most of the kits sold out about an hour after they went on sale.  You can still get the main kit and one of the add-ons I think, but that's it!  Here's the main kit:


And here's what I did with it (plus I'll admit that I still have some stuff left over!  These are *big* kits!):


I had some issues photographing this banner.  That's not a very nice photo, is it?  I don't have a fence or a mantle or anywhere else to hang something like this.  I really made it to bring to my Mom's for Thanksgiving.  Maybe I'll take a photo of it when it's at her house - much nicer environment than my apartment!  Here's a close up:


For those of you who took my "7 Elements of Design" class, this was the prize for completing all your homework.  I designed the cutting files for my Klic-N-Kut and then let it do the work!  I did use a distressing tool and a lot of ink to provide some dimension as well.


I think that this is my favorite of the layouts I did.  The border of the page was done with four colors of ink, a very cool stamp from the kit, clear embossing powder, and an iron.  And I'm really into these paper ruffles lately.  I can't stop making them!


I'm not a particularly "trendy" scrapper, but I have noticed a big trend is butterflies!  They're everywhere.  And this kit definitely had some cute ones!

Firstly, I have to thank my brother for the layout title.  When he sent me this photo, that was the subject of his message.


Secondly, the kit only had two of the Maya Road flowers, so I made more from felt and some rhinestones.  Here's a tutorial on how to do that for yourself:


I've never seen the embossed cardstock that makes up the base of this layout.  I'm not sure who makes it, but it was a great base for some creative inking.  (It was originally yellow.)


I know that I said this when I posted the sneaks, but these Basic Grey letters are really fantastic.  I just got some in a different font with my Just Let Me Scrapbook goodies and (I know this is blasphemy) but they are way better than Thickers.  I like the size better.  I like the amount of letters you get so much!  An entire uppercase and lowercase set.  (I still have letters left after all these layouts.)  And they stick.  Really stick.  I am a fan.


This month's challenge was to make a page about what you're thankful for.  This is a cleaner kind of look for me, but I'm always a fan of a simple grid, you know?


I tried something new with the MME rub-ons that came in the kit: I punched a square from the text section.  I really like the look.  I think it's a technique I'm going to have to try again!


I am a slow scrapper.  A layout can take me a loooooooong time.  So, I was shocked when this one came together in under an hour!  I used some of the home made buttons from this tutorial I posted last week.


The background is a Maya Road sheer (such a cool idea) covered in alcohol inks. I'm planning to do a little tutorial this week, I just have to find some time to do it!

In any case, please, please, please check out the Tulip Girls Gallery.  It is an *amazing* collection of art and I am humbled and awed and inspired by the creativity!

Thanks for stopping by!