Wednesday, April 7, 2010

March Alternate Kit from Life Preservers

Did you all have a wonderful Easter?! Ours was fab-U-lous! Our son has been overseas for nearly two years. He arrived back in the states last week, and we were able to pick him up at the bus station Easter morning! Coincidence that he arrives on the day of resurrection, the time when we are reminded of Gods love, grace, and forgiveness?! I think not! The lord has shown me all along that this was the path the he had chosen for Brett. Once again, I believe Gods timing is perfect!

As you can imagine, I’ve been a bit preoccupied! However, I did squeeze in a bit of scrappy time! With my scrappylicious new March Kit from LP sitting on my desk, well I just couldn’t resist!! This Kit it is stuffed with marvelous papers and goodies from October Afternoon! I just love OA! *swoon* I was able to put together a couple layouts so far. I have photos printed and papers cut for a little project, hopefully I can get it put together by the end of the week!

I just love this photo!! This photo of my great-grandmother was taken for the paper commemorating her 40+ years of service as the school cook. She insisted that she make homemade bread for the entire student body. The school never bought a loaf of bread until after her retirement….now that is an incredible commitment in my book!! I’ve not yet added journaling, as I want to make sure I get dates and more details before I do!

I created the flour sack by cutting my sack shape out of cardboard, then gluing burlap to the cardboard. Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the burlap around the cardboard.

The bowl was created from a Caribou Coffee Sleeve.

The oven mitt was hand cut from felt.

For the title, I put Crackle Accents over the sticker letters. Once the Crackle Accents had dried, I rubbed Walnut Distress Ink over the cracks to give more of an aged look.

non kit items: distress ink, Crackle Accents, burlap, coffee sleeve, felt, marker, black pattern paper (from previous kit), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin' Up border punch, EK Success border punch, stitching

I just love the blue/green combo of these papers! Using my Cuttlebug, I embossed the green cardstock to add more texture rather than adding more embellishments. The clock is cut from one of the OA Wildcards. The little guy is a chipboard shape from Maya Road. I covered it with burlap using the same technique as the flour bag on the layout above.

non kit items:Distress Ink, Maya Road chipboard boy, burlap, felt, button, Cuttlebug embossing folder, transparency, marker, Creative Memories corner rounder, Crop-A-Dile II (punch holes in scallops)

thanks for stopping!!!


Amy said...

Can I just say how in love I am with your style! All the layers & crumpling, crackling, distressing. I NEED to find some of that clear crackle stuff you use...I love the effect!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Congratulations on having your son back home!! I really appreciate his service to our country!

Your layouts are beautiful, and I'm amazed that you were able to complete them with everything else you've got going on!

Liz said...

These are so cue. . love it...
Conrats on your DS being home..that's got 2 begreat