Sunday, November 12, 2006

flavor of the month

That's me. I'm the flavor of the month over on my friend Jenni Bowlin's scrapbooking kit site. Okay, well, really it's me and four other flavors: Sherri VonLobstein, Michelle Woods, Tammy Graves and Amber Ulmer. Every month, we girls help Jenni pack and ship her fabulous kits and we were tickled pink to get to be the guest designers on Jenni's site this month! The November kit rocks so I had so much fun putting mine together. It was really nice to be limited to using just what came in the kit. Easy-peasy and did I mention FUN?

While we were packing the kits, I realized that I have bookoos of tins from her past kits and thought it would be nice to make a project with this month's tin. My pictures didn't load right on her site so I thought I'd post them here. (I just spent an hour and a half re-sending them to her so hopefully they'll be up soon there too.)

I decided to make an accordian-style Thanksgiving card to give to my sister. I cut circles out of the KI paper from this month's kit, then taped them to a cardstock circle or picture with a strip of cardstock in between to hold them all together (a 12" strip that was 1/2" wide). One side of each circle is patterned paper, the other side is either journaling or a picture (on a separate piece) with the strip in between. I put one letter in T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L on each KI circle using the great thicker stickers that came in the kit. It folded like a charm into the tin and was the perfect height inside.

Here's the front. I thought she could lean it on her desk at work...

Here's the back...

Here's the tin it fits in, using the yummy American Crafts flowers.

I have lots more of these tins so I think I'll be making projects like this for Christmas gifts! Be sweet - maybe you'll get one! ha, ha!

Just thought I'd share since I was so blessed to be asked to do this. By the way, these kits are still available and are chock full of goodies. Click here to check them out...Jenni Bowlin Studio.

Hope you had a great Sunday!

10 comments:

Hollye said...

Okay, I think I am going to have to copy that. It is beautiful!

Kristina said...

GORGEOUS, Tracie! How cool that you ladies were the guest designers!! Congrats! So cool! Love what you made! :)

Sherri said...

wow, love the tin!
it looks great! sorry it took you so long to send them to her, dial up can really stink can't it?

Christy B said...

I love it! Might have to steal the idea! :-)

By the way - two things:

1) I actually scrapped two pages in the past week for me!!!! I have 8 clipboards and 1 book on order, but I wanted to work on my stuff - so I did. I got two other pages done too, but they were pages I did at a convention, so all I needed was pictures - so they don't really count!

2) Reading your post below about being sick - I can so relate - I have severe allergies (I can also smell a smoker a mile away) but they have gotten better with age (unlike other things!) but when my allergies act up, it's almost a given that I'll end up with some sinus stuff. I use to live on Rescon - a sinus medicine for about 5 yrs - now an occasional over the counter sinus medicine will due the trick. Go to the doctor - you MIGHT need an antibotic to kick the infection!

Chelle said...

That really turned out beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this...what a great idea...and a perfect way to remember our blessings...I am just going to HAVE to do this...

Great class idea too!

You rock woman!

jennifer said...

Wow, very cool! I love this project! I'm putting it on my list of projects to do!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet and tender gift for your sister, Tracie!

I love that KI line. :)

Crafty P said...

what a great gift idea! I stopped getting Jenni's kits in August this year. I still have so much paper and doo dads to use! I felt a little guilty stockpiling everything and still getting kits. The november kit does look scrumptious though!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful project! Enjoyed seeing you guys on her site too :)
Angelia