Monday, November 2, 2009

Scarlet Lime GDT and Giveaway!

When I was asked by Christy to be the guest designer for November, I was so excited. Back when I first met my friend Ali Mclaughlin, I didn't know what scrapbooking "kits" were. That's something that was a big change for me. Returning to scrapbooking after my husband was injured it Iraq, I felt like I had no idea what was going on. Ali helped with that. She said she worked for a company called Scarlet Lime that had amazing kits, and that I should check out her blog to see her work. Of course, Ali does amazing work. But I was intrigued about the kits too. So bright, so colorful, so happy. Everything changes, and I happen to think scrapbooking kits are a change for the better. They make everything so much easier. Anyway, being asked to design for Scarlet Lime this month brought everything full circle for me.

There are so many things about the November Scarlet Lime kit that I loved. I loved the colors. I especially loved the watercolor green/blue/purple and the muted green exclusive Scarlet Lime papers. I loved the Lily bee navy blue/orange Audrey paper. (I'm always on the hunt for beautiful navy papers. My last ones were from Basic grey's boxer line, so excited to have a new stand-by). I loved the glitter embellishment stickers, the maya road pin, the prima flower centers, the buttons that match that watercolor paper exactly (I mean exactly, amazing!). I even fell in love with the yellow prima alphas after working with them. I think working with a kit requires some amount of trust, that the kit designer has your back. And I loved taking the risk and having it turn out so much better then the conservative choices I would have made had I been picking out of my stash. That's the magic of a kit. I especially loved the rub-ons, but late one night I put the backing on them wrong. I really could have cried. I spent the next day trying to figure out how to fix my mistake, but there isn't an easy fix for something like that. So, um, don't do that. :)

Here are my layouts with the kit:






On the second layout, that is exactly how J counts. It's so funny. And on the last layout, the text is a clear plastic bag J received candy in. I just cut it apart and adhered it flat. I hope I've piqued your interest. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall or about scrapbooking kits and I'll draw a winner Wednesday at noon EST. The winner gets the same kit I got to work with, the November Scarlet Lime kit in all it's glory! And when you use those rub-ons, think of me fondly. :) Happy Monday (or probably Tuesday)! Until tomorrow.

PS I am indeed a homeowner, got the key to prove it! :) :) :)

42 comments:

moonlightgrrl said...

i drooled over the Nov SL kit when i saw it. awesome giveaway!!

my favorite thing about fall is the cool, crisp air. or course, apple cider, caramel apples, my birthday, halloween, and my wedding anniversary (all fall things) don't hurt either.

as for kits... i love that they do all the owrk of coordinating for me. makes shopping super easy, and then the creating just comes in a box right to my door!

ArlaMo said...

I love that kits make me think outside the box, big time!
Fall is my absolute favorite! Love that it finally cools down, love Halloween, love all the beautiful colors.

Olivia said...

I check her kits out every month but they always sell out so quickly, Hmmph! I would love to win one!! My favorite thing about fall is the change in the weather and new, wonderful places to take pictures and make memories in. Crisp leaves, fall colors....my favorite.

kimosabescraps said...

very nice...love those kits!!

Deana said...

My favorite thing about fall is Honeycrisp apples! Love them as much as I love scrapbook kits! yay! Thanks for a chance to win.

Andrea Amu said...

Congrats to you on being a guest designer for Scarlet Lime! And how awesome of you to give away a kit too! I love the colors that you've described in the kit... I'm also fond of good navy patterns and they seem to be few and far between.

I love Fall, it's my favorite season... the smells, and the colors of the season can't be topped. I also love scrapbook club kits, but I don't subscribe to any at the moment. I've made up my own kits before though and have swapped with other scrappers... that's fun to do too!

Patti said...

After becoming a CocoaDaisy subscriber in August, I am hooked on kits! I have 9 kids and our 10th is on the way..so getting out to shop much is a little challenging . Getting a kit each month with all the products included is like Christmas every month for me! I can't wait to try out other companies as well, thanks for the heads up about Scarlet Lime!

Jody said...

I am ashamed to say I have never ordered a kit :^O
I just have so much stuff, I could never justify it, but I do enter SL giveaways all the time, just have had no luck.
You made such perfect pages with the kit!

Ngan Le said...

I love the changing colors of fall...the crispness in the air...and the low dip in temperature that reminds me Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner! I love scrapbooking kits because they give me a chance to work with colors and patterns I wouldn't have thought to combine. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kimberly said...

These are ALL so completely AMAZING! I really love how you did the number border with how he says it beside each number...what a treasure they all are! xoxo
Loves,
K

Helena said...

I looooove kits - used to own a kit club. I love Scarlet Lime kits - every one of them and would love to win the November kit. I'm trying not to subscribe for the moment since I'm desperately trying to use my stash!

Lindsay said...

I LOVE those layouts! YOur style is so clean and so modern - I love it!

I love kits because they do all of the work for me. I don't have to go to a store or sit on the computer finding things that go together or compliment one another nicely. I love seeing all of the cool embellies people find that I probably wouldn't choose for myself in the first place. Thanks for the chance! :)

janis said...

i love the colors of the fall. ;o) your works are all lovely girly!!!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Congrat's on the new homeownership!!!!! I hope you get an awesome scrapbook room under that roof!

Love your layouts and again, congrat's on being the guest designer!...they should made a full time designer!

heather skye said...

Love the leaves, the crisp air, the cider and donuts; Love and miss them since I am now a Floridian (sigh- I REALLY love Fall!!)....Your L.Os so well designed. TRULY GOOD STUFF. Be well.

Vee said...

gorgeous layouts for SL :) I do think the dec cd kit is devine! :)

AmberCA said...

Great giveaway!!! My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves, and an excuse to cuddle up and drink apple cider.

jennie said...

ummm wow! Great giveaway!

I adore fall, mostly because the colors are stunning and there are so many fab local fresh fruits and veggies. Love to be able to make the house all cozy with the smell of baking and cooking:)

Congratulations on the home!

tamic said...

My favorite thing about fall is sweaters and slippers. I love to come home and slip them on and turn on the oven and bake something that makes the house smell yummy!

But on a side note...how did you get that double row of black dots at the edges of your page? Stitching w/o thread? With a double needle?

Houston said...

Yay, you're a homeowner!!! Your layouts with the Scarlet Lime kit are fantastic!
Let's see... my favorite thing about fall is the colors, I love all the warm reds, raspeberries, and oranges that are in stores this year!

stephanie howell said...

congratulations, danielle!

carriegel said...

I loved the layouts that you made with this kit. I am always impressed with the Scarlet Lime monthly kits and this one is no exception. I have my fingers crossed that I win this one!

Ashley said...

Beautiful kit! I would love to win! Congrats on the new house!!!

kristina proffitt said...

Congratulations on the guest DT gig AND your new home! Yay! Loved those layouts! Hugs!

Lisa said...

Beautiful layouts! Really lovely. I need to save them all to my "inspirations" folder. :)
Favourite thing about fall? "Crunch, crunch, crunch" as I was down the street!

Pearl Maple said...

Nice collection in that kit, the colours and patterns are a fun combination.

karen elizabeth mataraza said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! and yay, homeowner! how exciting! hope all is well with you

Mandy said...

Congrats on the GDT gig and on your new home!!Beautiful layouts! I love fall its my fav season because of all the change in colors, the crisp air, and the holidays.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Congrats on your guest DT gig and congrats on your new home!!!! That is so awesome, and so happy for you and your family.

Denise said...

Congratulations home owner! I am thrilled for you.

That is one beautiful kit and the layouts you made are gorgeous. I would mention drooling, but sometimes things like that should be kept quiet for fear of embarrassing oneself. Yeah right. I drooled. ;o)

Fall is my favorite season. Well, after I go through my mourning period of missing 90 degree days. Best part of fall is that there is always so much to do and not enough time to fit it in. Love the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, wearing clothes that hide the imperfections, like a spare tire and it's twin - spare tire 2. Love Halloween. Can we just say I love it all? :o)

Sandy said...

Love your layouts - thanks for all the inspiration!! I love that kits have so much variety but allows you to stretch your creativity with the products provided. Thanks for the chance and congrats on your new home!! =)

smahrty said...

i LOVE kits! They are so much fun to get and you can try something out that you might not normally purchase on your own. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new home!

Erika said...

Fall in FL means a tad of coolness :) ahhhhhhhhh. Congrats Homeowner!

Kathleen Summers said...

Beautiful pages!!

Gina said...

love the kit and your layouts are gorgeous!
hope I'm not too late :)
thanks for the chance!
Gina (ginger3036)

swewi said...

Love love love the colours of this kit, and you showcase them so incredibly well!! The colors is also what I love the most about autumn - and that it's my birthday!!! :)

Love from New Zealand

Lynn said...

Great kit! My favorite thing about the fall is jumping in the leaves...or rather, watching the kids jump in the leaves!

Sasha said...

layouts are amazing

ninasays said...

I haven't ever tried working with a kit but I think they really make you think! Autumn is great because of the leaves' colours!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Morning girl! No need to enter me in the drawing, I just wanted to say that your layouts are wonderful! Congrats on the GDT spot.

missusem said...

Hello! :) Nice work on the kit!

Michele said...

I love fall because it marks the beginning of fireplace weather.

I love kits, because they make me create outside my comfort zone

Michele