Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cocoa Daisy November

At first, this kit really threw me for a loop. When I started researching the contents of the kit, the first thing I said aloud was, "It's pink?!" As the mom of a little boy, that word can panic me just a little. But once I saw it in real life, I was sold! And I think that Tricia is really talented for putting together such amazing kits, I couldn't do it. :)
I only got the main kit and the patterned paper add-on, all embellishments/alphas are from the main kit. However, I wish I had gotten more embellishments because I used all mine!
This was a photo from last year at the pumpkin patch. Even though it's a strange angle, something about it intrigues me. The alphas sold themselves to me after this one (love those!):



This is just a quick one about J being on the verge of walking. I used my own handwriting because I was too afraid to run that beautiful piece of 7 Gypsies paper through my printer and risk certain destruction. LOVE that paper. I just thought the font looked good with rhinestones, J was a baby, I can get away with that. I think. :) Oh, also my first and last experiment with real stitching. Very time consuming, didn't love it as I thought I would.

Loved this photo, J doesn't sit still very long. I'm used to chasing him to photograph him. I think he was mesmerized by the water, but then he got up and started tossing in acorns and all was back to normal.

This is my favorite layout, only because Kutin is all I have heard around here for the past month. Kutin is J's word for pumpkin. Love the stamp in the bottom corner of the photograph, beautiful stamps with this kit.

Lastly, this kit comes with a mini album. Loved that! This is Jill bean soup paper, my first exposure to this manufacturer, and I loved this paper so much I used it for every page. I hand cut the butterfly and leaves out of the main kit paper, a different leaf for every page. Then in the interest of being a purist and only wanting to use the kit, designed some labels in photoshop (I will have a tutorial at Cocoa Daisy on the blog this month). However, if like me you have Jenni bowlin, October afternoon, etc. label stickers already in your stash, I would just use those. I added the Pink Paislee numbers on top and some embellishments. I did not journal before I posted it, I was afraid my handwriting would ruin it, but I've since journaled on it and I like it. I love that it sits open on my side table displayed for Fall. Can you believe how big he is getting? (Choked up here, carry on.)


So, that's it. I told you I was busy. Seems like I should have more to show for doesn't it? I'm such a slacker. :) I am in the middle of a project for J, I promised him I would make him something he could have, really have. Not something that just sits on the shelf and looks pretty. But it's not finished yet. I'm not doing a December daily. I've decided no one wants to see me hanging out of a Uhaul for as many pages. :) Friday, I will have a layout on the American crafts blog. I'm waiting on my AC albums to get here. I'm so excited for them, I have one album to my name and a huge stack of layouts. I'm excited to put them all in albums before the move (which won't be completed until Jan., but that's another post.) Happy Thursday to you! Until tomorrow.

10 comments:

Susan Beth said...

Wow! Those are fantastic! And I wouldn't mind a Dec. daily with a U-Haul!

Amy said...

mmm lovely work!

Angela W said...

Very awesome! They are all wonderful! I was eyeing their kit!

Nicole said...

lovely layouts Danielle...and it's nice to see your handwriting on there, you should so it more often!! :)

Houston said...

I think you really rocked this kit too! I personally like the hand stitching you did, it adds a little something extra to the layout. Have fun organizing your albums!

kimosabescraps said...

You did great using those papers... love that line!!

happydays525 said...

Danielle, your projects are just awesome! I can't wait to get my kit now! =)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

you work magic with everything thrown at you, girl!!

Julie said...

Danielle,

I really love the accordion. Simply Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Great LOs! I like 'on the verge' best! Thanks for the inspiration today!