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!
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!