Friday, September 07, 2012

Little Black Dress September Design Team Gallery

Good morning and happy Friday all! As promised, I am back with my designs for this months' Little Black Dress Kit. This month was full of little bits of loveliness; lots of patterned paper and a generous sampling of trims and embellies.

Here is what I crafted with this kit:

First up two baby girl cards. I love me some pink, but as a momma to two boys, I have to use it sparingly on layouts that are about them or just make some fun girly girl baby cards as I have done here! Twist my arm would ya? I loved creating with the softer colors, the lovely bling, and the delicate ribbon. I used my Silhouette to die cut the "congrats" on the first card and then saved the positive "congrats" and misted it for use on the second card. I like to see how far I can stretch my supplies and that is just how I roll. ;)

Loved the wooden buttons in this kit and I chose to use the back side of this particular one and add a little stamp sentiment to it. It like how it added a bit of texture and a vintage feel to the card. :)

 This layout was inspired by the Dr. Seuss card that comes in this month's kit. I loved the little Scrabble tiles too. One foe each of my boys initials.
 Here is a closeup of the little fish I hand cut and spray misted. I added the bubbles with Glossy Accents.

 My oldest son just started "Hi" School. I wanted to document this special milestone and Jenni Bowlin's stencil was a great foundation for it. Even though I backed the stencil with a delicate monochromatic pp, I balanced it out with bold red and black and orange, to give the layout a more masculine feel.

 This layout was created and inspired by the travel themed patterned paper and the roses at the bottom right. My DH and I were very fortunate to travel to Europe in 2000 and the rose garden and park on the grounds surrounding the Notre Dame provided a lovely landscape for picture taking. Here I layered up some of the Elle's Studio pennants with patterned papers and cut up some SC fabrics to make extra banners for little groupings throughout the layout.

 I really enjoyed creating this layout. Probably my fav of the group. I broke out my handy dandy craft knife and got to work cutting out arrows to form a chevron pattern within the zigzag patterned paper. I used an embossing pen to draw some sunbeams and embossed with Mustard Zing. Little bits of layering with ephemera and embellies and a touch of misting. :)

This last layout was me stretching out the lovely Dear Lizzy paper from the kit along with Allison Kreft's Everyday Eclectic woodgrain paper. I can't get enough of this paper! Swoooo-ning!
Once again I got my craft knife out and cut out chevrons and backed them with patterned paper. Little bits of embellies from the kit along with some non-kit items (those of which are listed in my gallery over at LBD kit. I love the washi that came in the kit this month and was constantly finding little homes for it to reside in on my layouts. This layout was no exception. I love that a little goes a lonnnnng way...

So, there ya have it! Please make sure to stop on over to the Little Black Dress website and check out the other designers gallery for more inspiration! And while your at it you might just want to buy a kit (or two!!)    ;)

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Beautiful layouts! I just love what you did, these are gorgeous and I simply can't pick a favorite.

  2. I love the two cards, and I especially love all of the wonderful Dear Lizzy products. Good job!

  3. saw your fantastic card at SC and came over to say how much i love it

  4. Beautiful work! I just found your blog on Studio Calico and I am now a follower.


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