Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Scrap for a Cure

Hi, all!

Months ago, Patti at Scrap for a Cure emailed me to see if I would be interested in being a guest designer for them. I jumped at the chance because I always love supporting good kit clubs, but also because I completely think it's an amazing thing they're doing in supporting various charities each quarter. I just love that. And add to the incentive, the month they asked me for happened to be a BasicGrey packed month. Ah! So I'm officially Miss April...or something like that! ;)

Here are a few projects I created with their fantastic kit:
I don't often do layouts of myself, but I'm trying hard to do better. These shots are from a self-portrait session I was doing to try and get a new headshot! They crack me up and I thought they'd be fun to put on a page. I love love love how the ledger paper by Little Yellow Bicycle (that is also that orange on the reverse side) goes so beautifully with BasicGrey's Marrakech. Good stuff!

This layout was based on a sketch by my uber-talented friend, Becky Fleck. I LOVE sketches when I don't have time to think of a design on my own and Becky's are some of the best. She rocks some serious sketches. I think this is one she did when we did some joint efforts over at the Hero Arts blog. If you haven't checked out her site - PageMaps - you must do so now! :)

And here are a few cards. The first one is a window design that was inspired by Lisa and the girls over at Hero. They just did a week of window cards and I was completely fascinated. This is my first attempt at something even 1/2 as creative. It was definitely fun and I've already tried the technique again!

This is the front (it's laying flat so you can really see the window):


And this is the same card opened:


And a couple of more:


I had a lot of fun with this kit and I really hope you'll check Patti and the girls at Scrap for a Cure out! Thank you so much for letting me be apart of it!



Cynthia Baldwin said...

Beautiful work! Your self-portraits came out great! :)

Kylie Bowers said...

Oh wow this is the first time I have visited your Blog and I must say it is soo inspiring, your work is amazing and your family is just beautiful!

erin said...

you did an awesome job with your self portraits!
i love those girls from scrap for a cure, they're so sweet.

Lydia said...

Fun Head shots,it looks really great in black and white. They make the papers really pop

Linda said...

Hi Kelly, I love the photos of you they look great. I am a huge fan of PageMaps and quite often use Becky's sketches and can you also believe that I also attempted a window card from the Hero blog (great blog) and mine was an absolute disaster. Still as they say practice makes perfect.

Scrappycath said...

Super work here! Love the photos of you! The B&W looks wonderful with all the beautiful colors. I'm lovin' the Marrakech stuff!

The cards are super too.

So wonderful of you to support the Scrap for a Cure efforts!

Abby said...

Love your projects! Great self-portraits. You look so sweet and happy!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Wow these are awesome! Great photos! Love it...

Jocelyn said...

This is the first time that I have visited your Blog and I must say I have so enjoyed it!!! That LO is just stunning, what great colors and I adore the photos of you!!!! The cards are wonderful also!!! Please stop by and say HI!!! I just adore meeting new people witha passion for life a paper crafting!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Great work! Love the layouts and the cards are just perfect! I especially love the flower-filled day one :) Great job with the kit.

Unknown said...

Wow - everything is gorgeous as usual, Kelly. The window card just jumped up and bit me. I may have to try that design - love the inside flowers and border with white gel pen. Just awesome!

Debi said...

Sorry that this has nothing to do with the post although I really love your work!! I purchased a kit from Scrapbook Cafe when I saw the previews on your blog. I bought the love notes mini album and just received it last week. The bad news is that the instructions are in black and white and not very good copies. I cannot make out the pics at all. Do you have color photos of this album and do you mind emailing them to me? Thanks for the help.

lisa dickinson said...

good stuff, girly! :)

Lisa said...

Love that kit club! And you seriously rocked that kit! LOVE your self-portraits! :)