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It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to design for a kit club, so when I was asked to design with January’s kit from the Sampler Kit Club, I knew it was going to be fun. Having matching papers and coordinating embellishments makes it that much easier to work with.
I love that the kit club releases sketches every month for inspiration. Here is January’s sketch courtesy of Holly:
I felt inspired, so I created two layouts from the sketch above.
If you’re feeling inspired to create with the sketch, make sure to click here. There will be a place on the post to share your layout. Besides, there are prizes up for grabs!
…and some other random layouts I created using pieces from January’s kit:
On another note, I promised pictures from CHA earlier this month.
Definitely a great time at the show! There were a lot of goodies that I know I’ll be hoarding once I get my hands on them, hehe.
It’s been such a long, long time since the last time I played along with a challenge or followed a sketch. It’s probably been over a year or so since I took a stab at it. Anyway, my friend, Holly, came up to the shop for a visit and inspired me. She convinced me to use the sketch from her kit club, The Sampler.
Here’s the sketch:
…and here’s my interpretation of it:
I was surprised at how quickly I created this 8.5×11 layout. Perhaps it’s a sign I should get back into actually scrapbooking for fun, huh? *Oh, how I miss that life.* Alas, c’est la vie. If you’re stuck and find yourself with no mojo, check out this link and use the above sketch. I’m sure you’ll come up with something exciting – promise!
Friday night started off great — fun and productive crop night, a wonderful Thai dinner with friends, and a wonderful time relaxing in a warm house. Then, I went to try an outfit on, and my painful wrist contorted. It hurt so bad, but I thought I’d ice it and just sleep through the pain. Of course, I was in and out of sleep due to the pain. On Saturday morning, I couldn’t move my wrist at all, so I decided urgent care would be best. Apparently, I have something very specific – it’s called deQuervain’s tendonitis.
…and let me tell you that it’s been so mean to me! I still need to call the orthopedic doctor, but I might have to end up having surgery for it. What the hecks?! No! My poor hand/wrist needs to scrapbook, hehe! Doesn’t my wrist realize that I have tons of projects to do before CHA at the end of this month?! HAHA!
Anyway, this is gonna be a quick post because I’m not supposed to be typing very much. …so I wanted to share a layout I created for the store. Deana let me use one of her family photos for this cute new line I picked up for the store. ((Thanks, Deana, for letting me use that photo. It was totally perfect for that paper.)) Check out this cuteness:
I created it with the inspiration from this Sketchy Thursdays sketch:
Oh, and here’s a sneak peek of an American Crafts layout that I recently finished:
I love the metal plates on this one. They’re GORGEOUS! Hopefully, I’ll get around to sharing this layout with all of you soon!
I also got around to playing with some new products from a few different manufacturers for CHA, and it’s totally drool-worthy stuff! I can’t share my projects just yet, but you are all going to LOVE what’s going to be released. I plan on buying all of it for the store, so the local peeps will definitely be seeing soon.
I can’t wait to share all of the mad creating I have been working on. It’s some FUN, FUN, FUN stuff!