Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Magpie Club Guest Designer for June!!!!!

I am SOOOOO thrilled to be the guest designer for Magpie Club for the month of June!

The story of how I came to be the GDT is so very cool...so I'm gonna share:

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.
She also had include these little slide frames.  I cut out the No. 1 from the Jillibean soup paper, glued it to the back of the slide, then covered it with Glossy Accents.

I think that Tara stamped the banner on the tag....isn't it cute???

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!!!


Dana Tatar said...

Fabulous work Audrey! I LOVE them all! =)

Diana Fisher said...

All of these pages are just amazing!! I saw you earlier today in the Magpie newsletter... so happy for you!!! Your work is amazing!!

Tara said...

Just LOVE the layouts Audrey, you are a scrapbooking superstar. Thanks for being part of the team.

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

You rocked the Magpie Club kit Audrey! These layouts and all the detailing you put into it is just gorgeous!

glorygirl said...

LOVE the "sweet girl" layout! LOVE IT!