He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
I am making a list of "revolutions" for the new year.
I have yet to decide how to document them if anyone has suggestions.
Have really missed playing along at CKC the last couple of months.
Grateful to be settling in at our new home!
I'm delighted to welcome our Guest Designer this month - a CKC favorite, Cindy Foster. Cindy is a country girl at heart and an amazingly prolific scrapper who has great success with many challenges each month. Be sure to visit her blog, Cindy's Creations for a look at her scrappy style!
So! Let's get started with our January inspiration kit chosen by our own Master Forger, Julene.
In the spirit of national pride she has chosen an Australian vendor, Shop'n'Crop! The kit is full of goodies from Kaisercraft's new line,
Thiz iz Ubud in Bali:
Bali also makes me think of the sea, so I have divided my kit into minty green plus bluer tones.
It's BAAA-AAACK! Let's open up the Magic Blue Box!
I am hoping to have time to list my product sources this month but if I don't get to it feel free to ask.
I ran across these perfect metallic accents & tossed them in...
...along with a rogue mini-kit of sorts that came in quite handy for my first project. Those snowflakes reminded me of the mandalas in the original kit.
I love having a lot of alpha choices.
Art tools - I am hoping to try forging the mandalas.
Once more I seem to have gathered an uber-abundance of scrap goodness! I hope you will take the challenge & dive into your hoard & unearth a kit inspired by CKC. Now hop on!
"Pumpkin carving is a popular activity at this time of the year, with
patterns ranging from the traditional triangle-faced Jack O'lanterns to
much more intricate designs. Our first challenge this month is the
scrapbooking equivalent of pumpkin carving - fussy-cutting! Use your
scissors to trim one or more designs or images from patterned paper and
then use the cut image(s) on a project."
It is somewhat ironic that I drew this challenge (thanks, Susan!) as I frequently fussy-cut beautiful patterned papers for my layouts. This month my kit had some great florals so I decided to do a wreath surrounding my photo. I sometimes get a little bogged down with covering up pretty papers but I managed to make this work to my liking.
It's like you're peeking through a window at the scene.
My journaling talks about how we've bought bikes & are exploring the local rail trails - biking/walking/skating paths utilizing old railway lines. They were made quite level & raised so are perfectly suited for these kinds of recreation/exercise. I've done a recent blog post about it HERE
Give your kit a look & see what elements you can carve out of those gorgeous papers!