Monday, December 28, 2009

Did you have a nice Holiday weekend?

Thanks to a huge snow storm, we didn't get to celebrate with our families yet. On the up side, being snowed in for 3 days gave me plenty of time to play with my newest Life Preservers kit! I have to admit I was a bit intimidated, yet super excited to get the papers from the SassafrasLass Amplify line. The patterns are a bit more crazy than I would normally choose, but I was quite eager to push myself outside my usual realm of scrapping and see what I could do with them. I have to say I have had an absolute blast playing with these papers!!!

You know how I love my layers! Yes, I just had to try it! When I first saw these papers, I instantly thought of this photo of my grandmother. I think these fun, bright, daring patterns match her personality. To do the journaling, I put the rubon directly on the twill.

I also had to try out a style away from my usual, yet bringing in some of my usual stitching and such to make it my own! This photo of my boys is over 15 years old, but it still makes me laugh everytime I see those little faces smashed up against the window!

To make this little purse, I covered a fry box. No, not a dirty one! After cutting an oval for the top, I punched two holes and threaded the ribbon/twill through the holes for the handle. I finished by decorating with some lace and a flower. I used a velcro dot for the closure. It is the prefect size for a little treat or even a gift card!

And last but not least, I also made up a quick cute card.

Other bits of news:

Life Preservers has just posted the latest sketch for the card contest.

You have a couple more days to post your layout/card for ScrapFit Challenge #10.

The deadline for the Scrapfit DT search is January 5th.

Mark your calendars for Jan 8th. ScrapFit is hosting it's first crop! I hope to see you there!


SnapWhiz said...

I just love what you did with this kit Jodi! When you told me you were designing with it I was so excited to see what you would come up with!

I am smiling too at your little guys in the window! I also adore that layout of your Grandmother and the covered fry box is rockstar!!

Awesome stuff!!!

meluv2scrap said...

Jodi your work is just amazing!! Love it all!! What is the paper you used for that card and purse. I LOVE IT!!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the projects you did with the SL Amplify kit! My absolute favorite is the one of your grandmother, because of the gorgeous layers and distressed flowers! The little french fry box is adorable, too! Your work always amazes me!

Denise said...

I have to pull that kit out, you are such an inspiration!