Friday, December 7, 2012

Little Black Dress December & An Announcement

Here's what I did with the Little Black Dress December Kit, A Swanky Notion. This is such an amazing kit! The kit includes the 12x12 Studio Calico Burst Mask. I actually squealed with delight when I opened box and saw it! I hope I have some time to make some more with it before the next delivery arrives and takes over my desk. Oh! And there's My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots too!! So much fun!!

First up is a layout with photos from a backyard picnic we had this past summer. I cut some circles and laid them out on the page, decided where I wanted photos, and then stitched the circles in place. The misting with the mask should have been done before that step, but I just didn't plan ahead this time. I love the yellow with the bright contrasting blue blanket in the photos.

SUPPLIES | Little Black Dress December kit--patterned paper: Echo Park, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye| sheet music & playing card | phrase stickers & enamel dots: My Mind's Eye | tape stickers: Crate Paper | mask: Studio Calico  [non-kit items- yellow alpha: BasicGrey | mist: Studio Calico | pen: American Crafts]

Next is a layout about how we always get a real Christmas Tree. I used the mask again, and this time did it first thing--before doing anything else. Went to my Silhouette and cut out a few pine branch looking shapes that I think came pre-loaded in my library. I designed the title in Silhouette Studio. I think the fonts are Screengem & Sofia. The tree shape was cut with a punch by EK Success and then decorated with sequin trim from the kit.

We have yet to get our tree this year. I'm hoping we can check that off the list this weekend.
SUPPLIES | Little Black Dress December kit--patterned paper: Crate Paper & Glitz Design | stickers: Crate Paper | enamel dots: My Mind's Eye | alpha stickers: American Crafts | mask: Studio Calico | sequin trim [non-kit items- cardstock & pen: American Crafts | Silhouette SD | tree punch: EK Success | mist: Studio Calico] 

Hey, it's my favorite cousin and I again. I LOVE the vintage photos I have of the two of us, and I think Little Black Dress kits are always just so perfect for scrapping them! There's such a great, interesting mix of papers this month. The trim, vellum, and tiny gold alphas kinda scream Christmas to me, but the rest of the kit doesn't. I love this mix of gold Christmassy accents with a non-traditional Christmas color scheme and non Christmas themed papers.

The garland looking trim is wired so I just bent it into the shape of the star and used one little staple with my Tiny Attacher to attach it to the page.
SUPPLIES | Little Black Dress December Kit-- patterned paper: Crate Paper | vellum & alpha stickers: American Crafts | enamel dots & phrase sticker: My Mind's Eye | garland trim [non-kit items-- cardstock: American Crafts | pinked circle punch: Martha Stewart | bracket & tab die: Quickutz | pen: American Crafts | tiny attacher]

And now for my big announcement! A new design team has been picked over at Ormolu, and I'm on it! I can't wait! I'm joining Jen Kinkade and Angie Gutshall again, along with six others I'm looking forward to getting to know and work with.


sophie said...

oh wow!! congrats !!

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFULLY done--and CONGRATS to you!!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Gorgeous layouts Valerie! Congrats on the Ormolu design team! I thought about trying out but didn't have time/find the time to submit! Maybe next time! Enjoy! You are in great company as are they! :) :) :)