Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Magpie Club Guest Designer for June!!!!!
Back in February, I won the weekly draw at Sketchy Thursdays. The prize happened to be the February kit from Magpie Club. When I recieved the kit, there was a sweet note in it from Tara (the owner of Magpie Club) that said she had been a follower of my blog for a while. I was so flattered. I had created some projects with the kit i won and shared them with her. After a few exchanges of some emails, she had asked me to be a guest designer, and here I am!!!! I can't believe that my projects are up on her site with the likes of her other designers: Piradee and Julie Bonner.
I just ADORE this june kit! I have been DIEING to get my hands on some of that Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, and some of the Jillibean Soup papers, too!
What I love about her kits is that she always uncludes some very unique items, like the milk lids and the piece of bandana fabric.
Anyway, here are 4 LO's that I did with the kit.
This first photo is of my sooooo classy husband, drinking a daiquiri...with his pinky up...
I loved how you could take the backs of some of the papers in the kit and make a more masculine LO.
I loved the bright colors and patterns on some of the papers. The idea for this LO came from the pattern in Charlotte's shorts. Plus the orange-y colors on some of the papers looked like the color of cantaloupe!
The orange title is rubons that I used on the backsides of on of the papers, added glossy accents, then cut out. I also LOVE those green Thickers!
The kit contains a pack of these puffy, glossy flowers from American Crafts. There are a lot of different uses for them!
I haven't done a page about our pets in a long time, and I took this photo of the cat a few weeks ago. It was his turn to have a page...
I just love love love these milk lids! Every cat likes milk, right?? I also used the fibers included and rolled them into this flower. It was fitting to use the Jillibean Soup birdhouse paper for this LO, too! I used crackle accents on the birdhouse.
Lastly, my favorite LO. I LOVE the Cosmo Cricket papers. We went strawberry picking a few weeks ago, so obviously, this paper was perfect!
I used a Cosmo Cricket bumblee stamp that I had from my stash and stamped him on yello CS, cut him out, and glossied him. Then I stitched his flying line. The "memo" paper is the back of the 1,000,000 bill shown in the kit page.
I ran a basting stitch through the middle of the fabric and then pulled to create the ruffles. The flousihes I cut with a die on my Big Shot and colored with Smooch pearlized ink.
I am actually working on a few more things with the kit! Thanks for reading this long long post, and be sure to check out Magpie Club!!!