Saturday, December 29, 2012

The January 2013 Kit at BOAF is Just Lovely!

The January Kit at Birds of a Feather is just absolutely LOVELY! There are so many gorgeous papers and plenty of sparkle and fun! The colors are wondeful and the embellishments that Amy chose are just perfect- from ribbons to brads to the fun little bottles of acrylic paint! This is a perfect blend of colors and I adore the set of alpha stickers that she chose! It's safe to say that I just love it all!

Speaking of lovely.... let's talk about sweet little Lyida! She is truly the definition of cute and as sweet as can be. She's the daughter of two friends that I work with and she's just perfect! I took some photos of her as she was snuggling and smiling with her mom on a beautiful day at the lake last summer.

I used the red acrylic paint from the kit extras to make the little dots that go around the layout. The bottle is so easy to control and the paint dries really fast! The word "lovely" is from the Pink Paislee Photograms in the main kit and the leaves for the flower are cut from the Photograms packaging.

Here's a closeup so you can see a few more details!

Today is my Great Aunt Muriels' 80th birthday. So, this card was created for her. She is a wonderful, strong lady who has been a smiley part of my life for as long as I can remember. Happy Birthday, Aunt Muriel!

I hope you've enjoyed my projects today and that you are loving the January Kit as much as I am! If you'd like to get your hands on this kit, check it out HERE!

And, don't forget to check out the challenges on our forum. Amy has posted some great challenges this month to inspire you!

By the way- I just realized that I forgot to post the winner of my $10 BOAF GC here on my blog!  It was on the BOAF Forum, though... Congratulations to Ann Jobes!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, December 14, 2012

BOAF Winterfest Blog Hop!

Happy Friday and welcome to the Birds of a Feather Winterfest Crop 'n Hop! Hopefully, you have been directed here from Kristin's blog. If you are just visiting (and weren't directed here from Kristin's blog), please join us for the complete Blog Hop and Crop. All you have to do is start HERE, hop from blog to blog,and finish up at the Birds of a Feather blog.

To make it even more fun, we have a super interesting progressive layout challenge planned for you. IF you complete the entire Hop, leave a comment on each participant’s blog, complete the layout challenge AND you get it posted in the gallery by midnight on Sunday, December 16, you will be eligible for a FAB SCRAPS-Christmas Collection: Spiral Bound Book ($20 value)
When you visited Kristin's blog, you saw the sketch part of the progressive challenge.  My part of the challenge is to ADD STITCHING!  It can be by machine, or by hand but you have to get out that needle and thread!

Here's my layout with the sketch and the stitching:

If you're thinking that my layout looks a little incompelete, well you're right!  All I have is what you should have so far, Kristin's sketch and stitching.  You have to complete the hop to see what the rest of the elements are.  And, check out the BOAF Gallery this weekend to see my completed layout!

Rememer to leave a comment here, AND if you are already a follower of my blog, or choose to become one, I'll pick a winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to the BOAF Boutique!!  The winner will be posted on Monday, December 17th!

Okay, it's time to hop on over to Linda's Blog to continue on with the fun! Remember, if you finish the entire hop, leave a comment on everyone’s blog, complete the challenge layout and get it posted in the gallery by the deadline, you are eligible for that darling FAB SCRAPS prize! Enjoy the rest of the crop and I sure hope you will join us over at the forums for a weekend full of scrapping, games and fun!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head to Linda's Blog next!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's December at Birds of a Feather!

...and the December kit is TO DIE FOR!  It's seriously beautiful full of MME and BG goodies!  Yum!  I've had two reveals so far, but have been a slacker about sharing them on my blog.  So... here you go!

First a layout with photos taken last year when we went sledding.  I love how the black and white photos play off of the soft colors of the papers.

This is a fun project where I made little goodie bags of Chocolates to give away at Christmas time.  I think the office staff at my school will be pretty happy with these!  And, there's a tutorial on how to make them on the BOAF blog.  Just you can see it HERE.

And, now a few cards!  This one is a simple, fun card made with the December kit:
And finally, this fun and super easy card also made with the December kit.  The branch is made using the Martha Stewart Branch Punch.  So, fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for the BOAF Winterfest Blog Hop-n-Crop!  It's going to be a blast!  Come see the crop details HERE.