Thursday, December 27, 2012

January Birds of a Feather Kit

Happy Thursday, All!
We are slowly getting back to normal, after all the holiday chaos. I so love this time of year, but by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the stress is usually overwhelming! 
In between all the shopping, baking and gatherings I did manage to find some time to scrap with the stunningly beautiful January kit from Birds of a Feather
Before I share my layouts, I want to share the January kit with you:

Retail Value - $39.26
Birds of a Feather Price - $35.00
Glitz Design "Cashmere Dame" Collection
2 Sheets Honeycomb
2 Sheets Chevron
2 Sheets Cherries
1 Package Paper Garland
honeycomb chevron cherriesgarland
My Mind's Eye "Sweetest Thing" Collection
1 Sheet One of a Kind
1 Sheet Simply Lovely
One of a Kind Simply Lovely
American Crafts
1 Sheet Glitter Cardstock - Tuxedo Black
1 Package Thickers - Custard Black
7 Pieces Glitter Mini-Brads - Black
glitter stripe thickersbrads
BoBunny Press
1 Package Zinnia Blossoms - Buttercup
Jenni Bowlin Studios
1 Package Plain Chipboard Elements - Hexagons
Pink Paislee "Portfolio" Collection
1 Package Photograms
Doodlebug Designs
3 Pieces Braddies - Bling Cherries
May Arts
1 Yard 3/8-inch Center-Stitch Ruffle - Black
1 Yard 5/8-inch Solid Plaid - Yellow 
ruffle plaid
Ruby Rock-It Bella Basics
1 Sheet Sugar Candy Glitter Cardstock - Yellow (dots on paper shown in white to show pattern)
sugar candy
Bazzill Basics
2 Sheets Whirlpool

See, I told you this was a stunning kit! Now, I want to share my current creations using this kit.

This first layout evolved around the Pink Paislee Portfolio Photograms frame. The minute I saw this one, I knew I HAD to use it on a layout about Little Man.
Once I got started, I went with the hexagon theme in the background paper, cutting my own out of various papers from the kit and extras. I also used the Jenni Bowlin small chipboard hexagons to add contrast and dimension to the layout (some of the smaller hexagons are layered on the Chipboard and others were created using the chipboard as a guide, but not layered on they are flat)
To finish off the layout, I layered my "T" with the "Hello Handsome" circle that I cut from the Glitz Design banner and I was finished.

And a couple of close ups:

My next project is a (GASP) CARD! I started out using a super easy card sketch from Kimber McCray, and then the card morphed from there. I LOVE the red gingham paper with the bathing beauty (available in the extra paper) so decided I would use her on the card. I fussy cut around the banner pieces, to give it some interest, then added the washi tape accented circle and my sentiment. Can I just say, this is one card that I am totally in loving? And, it didn't take me hours to create ;)

And a close up:

My last layout is one that I created for a tutorial. I took some of the naked Jenni Bowlin chipboard from the kit, covered it with glitter and then sealed it with Glossy Accents. This was such a fun layout to create, and as you can see, I'm a little obsessed with hexagons right now ;)

And a couple of close ups:

As you can see, I've loved working with this kit, so far. Remember, if you haven't picked up the kit yet, there are still a few available. 
Also, we love to see your creations at Birds of a Feather Kit Co. You can always share in our GALLERY and/or over at our FACEBOOK page. 

Have a wonderful Thursday!


Friday, December 21, 2012

A Blog Hop Winner and a Few Sneaks

Happy Friday, Everyone! 
Today is our first day of Christmas break and there is lots of holiday baking on my To Do list :)
Before I jump headfirst into all that fun, I want to take a moment to announce the winner of my Blog Hop drawing. 
I threw all the names into a hat and had Zack draw out a name. The name he picked is Ms. Janet!
Janet, you will receive a code from me (in the next few days) for your $10 gift certificate to the Birds of a Feather Boutique! 
Now, one last thing: Amy has started posting sneaks of the stunningly beautiful January Birds of a Feather Kit and I want to share them with you. I currently have the kit sitting here on my desk, and trust me: You NEED this kit!'s beautiful!
Okay, off to do lots and lots of baking. Enjoy your day!

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Time to Hop 'n Crop at Birds of a Feather Kit Co.

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Birds of a Feather Winterfest Crop 'n Hop! Hopefully, you have been directed here from Nicole's blog. If you are just visiting (and weren't directed here from Nicole's blog), please join us for the complete Blog Hop and Crop. All you have to do is start HERE, hop from blog to blog,and finish up at the Birds of a Feather blog. To make it even more fun, we have a super interesting progressive layout challenge planned for you. IF you complete the entire Hop, you leave a comment on each participant’s blog, you complete the layout challenge AND you get it posted in the gallery by midnight on Sunday, December 16, you will be eligible for a FAB SCRAPS-Christmas Collection: Spiral Bound Book ($20 value)

 FAB SCRAPS-Christmas Collection: Spiral Bound Book. This book is the perfect starting point for any mixed-media-style journal or scrapbook. Inside are twenty full-page and six half-page sheets that are ready to capture your special memories. Add photographs and keepsake memorabilia then journal and jot down notes to create the perfect memory book! Overall measurements are 10x7-3/4 inches. The full pages are each 10x7 inches; the half pages are 10x4 inches; and the spiral binding has a 1 inch diameter. Each package contains one book. Embellishments not included. Imported.

For this hop, the Scrap Chicks decided to do a Progressive Layout Challenge. Each of us has something special to add to the original sketch, posted by Kristin. My special touch is to make your title using mixed media and/or mixed alphas. Super easy, super fun, and a GREAT way to use up your stash.

Here is my layout, to this point. So far, I've used Kristin's sketch, added Nicole's stitching and finished with my mixed media/alpha title. 

Here are a couple of close ups:

If you check back after Sunday, you will be able to see my entire layout (using the rest of the Scrap Chicks' additions).

Since this Blog Hop is part of the Birds of a Feather Kit Co.Winterfest Crop, I've got a special treat for one lucky person who comments on this post: a $10 gift card to the Birds of a Feather Boutique! Since we are Hopping all weekend long, you have until Sunday night, at midnight, to leave me a comment. You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but if you like what you see, I'd love for you to stick around and become a follower.

Okay, it's time to hop on over to Amy's blog to continue on with the fun! Remember, if you finish the entire hop, leave a comment on everyone’s blog, you complete the challenge layout (and get it posted in the gallery by the deadline) you are eligible for that darling FAB SCRAPS prize! Enjoy the rest of the crop and I sure hope you will join us over at the forums for a weekend full of scrapping, games and fun!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winterfest Crop 'n Hop

It's Time to Crop 'n Hop at Birds of a Feather Kit Co.