Sunday, September 6, 2009

The KitCat Club!

A few weeks ago, the always cheerful Kelly invited me and several other stamping sisters to play along in a monthly kit club. Her mojo was in need of a little motivation, and she was inspired by the same idea that some of the other stamping sisters were doing (*wink, wink*).

We each take turns hosting by putting together a kit of images and DP, then sending them on to the other players. All images in each kit must be the same, but we can send different DP to each or keep it all the same. We'll add our own other embellies as we wish, and on the 6th of the following month, we'll all post to our blogs to see how we made the kits our own. The kits can be for cards, altereds, or anything the hostess feels like creating that month.

In addition to Kelly, I'm so excited to be playing along with my stamping sisters Catherine, Jeanette, Lorie, and Michelle. Talk about a group of mojo motivators! {HUGS}

Of course, it was fitting that Kelly was the inaugural hostess for August! She chose this fun Stampavie Leere Aldrich image because to her, it represented our friendship with each other and how much fun we have in our group.

She sent different DP to each of us, and I received some yummy DP from Cosmo Cricket. She also included some Prima flowers and brads (although my brads got a little smooshed in their journey with the USPS. Sorry Kelly!).

I layered her flowers with some of mine, accenting them with blue dewdrop centers and pretty copper cording.

I "chromed" the tabletop and chairs with a silver Sakura pen, and I added dabs of Crystal Effects to the DP for a little dimension.

Finally, I decided to use a piece of the DP to snaz up the inside for writing a sentiment. I *love, love, love* how Carolyn always finishes the insides of her cards, although hers are WAY more than some pretty DP and photo corners! LOL

The finished card is a 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 square, and I find I'm making more and more square cards as I go along.

This was great fun and I can't wait to see what the other KitCats created! Swing on over to their blogs for a look:

Hmmm, I wonder what September's hostess will have in store for us? Check back on the 6th of October to find out!

Happy Creating!


Anonymous said...

ooooooo - pretty. I love all the little extras you've added to the card. Something I need to start doing more of! Super card Susan, I can't wait for next month!

Catherine said...

Awesome!!!! Love the flower stacks, love the chrome table & chairs - genius! - and love the scallops! OMGosh, it's all soooo fantastic! Beautiful coloring, too, and love that you "Carolyn-ed" the inside! S'wonderful, my friend! (Hey, this needs to be *us* the next time we rendezvous!)

Jeanette said...

I love your card, Susan! Wow, it is fantastic! I love how you snazzed up the designer paper. I never think to do that, but it sure makes a difference in how it looks. I need to follow your lead. I love how you colored the image, too, and your layout, and the way you used the flowers. Very very pretty!

MiamiKel said...

Gaggggggggh! Picking my jaw up off the floor! You really wowed this image with your creativity and design! Check you out! The flowers are sheer perfection and give it just that pop of color! This is spot on with the coloring, too - love love love it! (Next month we are doing 3D - did ya see that! LOL!) I'm so thrilled with your card and it just makes me smile all over :) Now enjoy your vacy, gf! Rest, relax, enjoy your time away from work and craziness! x0x0x0

Mary(OhioMary) said...

I LoOOOOOve these colors! The black really brings ou tthe colors and I love how you did the flowers. I had so much fun looking at what everyone did with image!

kadie said...

Awww, Susan! I LOVE this!! Your square layout, those gorgeous papers and the flowers are perfect. And I love love love how you finished the inside! Gorgeous card! You girls are SO fun! I'm on edge to see next month's now!! 3-D woohoo!

Lorie said...

Wow, wow, and WOW!! You really went all out with this one, my friend!! The coloring, layered flowers, dimension added to the DP... EVERYTHING is just fabulous, and the inside is just beautiful too! I never get to the inside of a card. I'm always so thankful just to have the outside of a card finished! You did amazing things here Susan!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

your card is the sweetest, I luv that image....I am really digin your craft room, it looks fabulous.....have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

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