Friday, 2 September 2011

A New Kit & A Nice Surprise!!

It’s the beginning of a new month & time to share a fabulous new kit….but before I do, I’d like to tell you about a nice surprise I received on Monday.


I logged on to find an email from Jessica Acs,  author of “Outstanding Mini Albums” telling me that one of my mini albums had been featured on the ‘Outstanding Mini Albums’ website!!  It was actually the ‘Journey’ page of  my ‘Explore’ playbook that was featured with a link back to my blog! So Thank You Jessica for that honour & this will be just the thing I need to make sure I actually complete this project!!!

So, back to introducing the new kit for September from Dixie Pieces!! Called ‘A Birds Life’ this one is a real treat…when I opened it, Mum-In-Law was here & we ooohed & aaaahed together at all the goodies inside!  This is what Sherry Grove, co-owner of Dixie Pieces, has to say about the kit…

“The September Dixie Pieces kit, called "A Bird's Life" transitions us from summer into fall with bits of summer sky blues, oranges and yellows which flow into the greens and golds of fall. "A Bird's Life" flies away from the conventional and into the whimsical; it's perfect for capturing your summer or fall memories. You'll find your favorite manufacturers here – American Crafts, Bazzill, Basic Grey, Lily Bee, and Maya Road; plus a new one for Dixie Pieces, Harmonie from Montreal. We can't wait to see what you create with this kit!”

…and here is what it looks like…1 'A Birds Life' kit I had great fun working with everything in this kit…especially the alpha’s…the ‘Paper House’ white rub-ons are to die for & the Thickers puffy letters…well I think you know I never met a Thicker I didn’t love!!!

The papers are amazing & the mix of embellishments offer up all sorts of creative uses!! Just check out those gorgeous little felt tree’s too!! Full details on exactly what’s in this highly recommended kit can be found HERE….do pop over & check it out, as well as the DT gallery for some extra inspiration too!

So, what did I do with this awesome kit? Well, in spite of being pressed for time, I wanted to keep going until I’d squeezed everything out of it!! So first up….a layout…4 Outstanding See what I mean about those rub-on alpha’s? So effective & such a dream to use!!! This LO features Alex at a favourite pub of ours, the playground has an adjoining meadow which Alex loves when the grass is long & he can hide from his brother!!

Next…another layout…3 BullseyeThis time Lee, trying his hand at Field Archery! Love those puffy alpha’s & little felt trees!!

How about another layout?2 Beach BumAlex again..this time at Brighton, throwing pebbles into the sea!! Look how effective those mosaic tiles are & I covered the chipboard clouds & sun with CS & PP from the kit & inked the edges. That twine was so easy to manipulate & stick too!

One final layout to share…5 Too LoudThe boys & I at Santa Pod raceway back in 2005!! This was their first visit & in spite of the ear defenders we bought for them, they were still taken aback by just how loud those Drag Cars engines are!! Love it!!!  There are those mosaic tiles again…very versa-tile (see what I did there?!!) & just cutting strips of that corrugated white card makes a very effective & tactile border!

Now, you’d think that was enough, wouldn’t you?  But no!…I squeezed a couple of cards out of this kit too…

9 September

I still have plenty of alpha’s, ribbon & PP scraps to be going on with!! A great kit indeed!!

This month over at Dixie Pieces all the challenges will all earn you merit badges for ‘Dixie Camp’! Each merit gives you an entry into the final prize draw! 

The first challenge went up today, so why not pop over & check it out…you have until the end of the month to play along & you don’t need to use the kit for your entries…your own supplies will be fine! I do hope to see you in the forum over at Dixie Pieces very soon! 

I will just add in here that I’m having some issues with Blogger/Livewriter at present, so apologies if this post looks a bit ‘gappy’…it’s the best I can get at the mo!!!

Thanks for stopping by & I’ll be back soon with some more scrappiness to share!  

Have a great weekend & enjoy the last few days before school starts again!! :)


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Congratulations on being featured, Sandi!!! You certainly deserve it. Your work is wonderful.
I also loooove those rub-on letters. SO CUTE!!!

Sian said...

Congrats on being featured Sandi! A bit of well deserved recognition.

Those alphas are amazing - I definitely need to get hold of some of those. Your layouts always repay careful ogling - I love a look!

Fresh Delight said...

These works are realy lovely!
I like :)!