Saturday, August 2, 2008

August Work In Progress

I am so excited to share with you my projects for my very first month as a Work In Progress Designer!!! :D Trish has THREE gorgeous kit to choose from this month. Check 'em out below! You can pick one up for yourself here.

I just LOVE that every single month the Main kit contains TWO alphas!!! I can use one alpha on one layout, the other one on the next one, and then mix them for still ANOTHER look! :D Yes, that makes me happy! Besides all the yummy embellies that are in the kit, the other thing about this kit that just makes me happy is that it has THREE diecut papers. YUUUUUMMMM! Have I told you lately that I have a thing for diecut papers? Well . . . I do! I love the way that you can plop anything on them and everything immediately looks "ramped up" because of the detailed edge. :D It totally feels like cheating! Hehehe!

August Main Kit - $34

August Project Kit - $39

August Add-On Kit - $43

Birthday Girl

I mostly used the main kit on this, but added an alpha and the file folder from the other kits. The Prima flowers are from my stash.

Gramma's Brag Book

Every September Grandparent's Day sneaks up on me. I always want to make them something special, but never do because I am distracted by school starting and Labor Day activities. This year I'm doing it ahead of time! YES! :D I punched out all the SEI mini coasters and used the backing as a stencil to paint the shimmery dots on the 7 Gypsies photo holder. After it dried I then decorated it. The flower and brad are from my stash.
Next I made cards with a photo from each of my parents' grandchildren. I added some Heidi Swapp Journaling spots and Tiny Making Memories Alphas from my stash. I plan on having each grandchild write a little note to my parents on the journaling spot. :D

Playing Cupid

Yes, I'm just barely getting to my Valentine layouts. *blush, blush* I love the way the teal offsets all the red in the photos! This layout is about our special family Valentine tradition . . . where Cupid keeps ringing our doorbell all night long leaving different valentines from different loved ones. I had to be careful about how I worded the journaling on this one, because some of my kids still don't realize it's me! LOL!

Spring Fever

I did this layout using the August Sketch at Gettin Sketchy. Check out what the other designers did with this sketch HERE.

Valentine Factory

Our kitchen turns into a Valentine "factory" when it's time to assemble all of the kids notes to their classmates. We spread everything everywhere so the kids can assemble the treat bags assembly-line style! It's so much fun to see our kitchen covered in the colors red and pink with candy, pencils and erasers everywhere! The kids LOVE it!!!

All Because of Willow Traders

I know, I already told you the story behind this one in my post below. :D Just thought I would post it again with the rest of the projects I did with this collection! :D

Have a great weekend!


  1. stunning are super talented and always inspire me!

  2. Love your Valentine tradition

  3. Jana--your layouts in the gallery this month are just amazing--and I truly love each one of them! So happy you're on our team!! My fav is the birthday one--the colors are just so happy...

  4. Such great the brag book cute! What a fun kit--that is great about the two alphas in each can never have enough alphas!

  5. What wonderful kits you have to design with!!! Your work is gorgeous, i really love the brag book, it is such a fun idea!!!

  6. Hi Jana - found my way here via Color Story Challenge. I just love your layouts - you are one very talented scrapbooker!
    Cheers, LisaW


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