Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Little Black Dress February Kit

Hello love-EEs! :) Hope you are all having a great start to your February. We have been enjoying some really mild weather here. It is taunting us with the hopes of an early Spring.

Dropping in to reveal my design team gallery for this month's LBD kit.  It is an eclectic mix of vintage goodness and graphic patterned papers and I was happy to find both washi and an awesome K & CO Smash glue/pen combo in the kit. Awesome! :)

Here are my designs for this month:

First up is a layout about my grandpa as a babe among the lily pads on Lake Senachwine in Illinois. These photos were taken by my great grandfather who actually scrapbooked. I seriously love that more than 100 years ago he enjoyed documenting his life and his family. I have several of his albums. My only wish? That he would have journaled more. Told me more of the story. Definitely motivates me to want to reallllllly improve on my journaling more in the coming year/s.

How crazy is it that they held him over the edge of the boat? With no life preservers? Gah!
Boy how times have changed.

Above is a little detail shot of the Woodland Park pattern paper from October Afternoon that I fussy cut to form into lilies.

And a layout of my great grandpa holding my grandpa. Love the hat in the foreground of pic and really love the affection being show between the two.

The journaling:

 And of course I had to make a few Valentine's cards to celebrate and share the love:
I fussy cut the heart patterned paper (Authentique) with an Xacto knife. I love that the card has dimension but that it still can be folded flat for easy mailing. ;)

And this little guy? How I love him so.  When I saw him in the Silhouette store, I knew he needed adopting. ;)

  And my Master Sleuth layout documents my son's use of my grandmother's magnifying glass to help identify coins from his collection.

Lastly, my favorite layout from this kit:

 This one. I love this Echo Park Paper! I want at least two sheets of it because the flip side is super fun too-Viewmasters! I have so many plans for that paper. Definitely going to get a few sheets more.

This layout celebrates some fun times and laughter I shared with Allison Waken at January's CHA. Such a lovely, sweet and uber talented gal! "True Blue" goodness in that gal. And she is super fun to hang out with too. We couldn't stop laughing as people kept walking by asking if they could take our picture for us. We were trying to politely explain that we wanted to take the Pocketbooth pics ourselves. I am still laughing at a few of my captures. One of them I have a startling resemblance to a zombie Mick Jagger! Can you spot it? Too funny. (Seriously, why did I scrapbook that pic? LOL)

 I misted one of the paper dots to match the layout and cut out some stars and the camera from the Darling Dear patterned paper. The October Afternoon Midway alphas were left over from a previous (and awesome) Little Black Dress kit. Love those alphas. Seriously l-o-v-e.

So there you have it! My gallery for February. I still have a ton of product left from the kit to do several more cards and layouts. Love that every month the kits get better and more generous in content! Have you placed your order yet? If not, what are you waiting for? ;)

Happy scrapping!


  1. Wow! gorgeous! I love the vintage LOs at the top of this post and the gorgeous cards!! Your last LO with all of the colour was such a great surprise too as I scrolled down your blog! LOVE!!

  2. Oh my've been busy. I love the vintage layouts. What a treasure to have

  3. You have such amazing heritage photos! What treasures! You do a beautiful job with them on your pages!


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