(My Ever-Growing Spring-A-Licious Blog Candy post is ready, but I can't get it to stay at the top of my blog - GRRRR! So I'll have to post it tomorrow.)
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this month's KitCat kit from the purrrrrfectly sweet Kelly! She was so excited for us to get our kits, and when I opened mine, I completely understood. It literally took my breath away!
Rather than a card, I decided to alter a little 6x6 binder to keep all for myself! Sure, we have the requisite general address & phone directory of relatives, neighbors, doctors, trash collectors, and the like. But this one is special, it's my little "Sistahs Keepah" and will hold all of my Stampin & IRL Sistahs information right at my fingertips. I covered it with the gold tissue paper that Kelly used to wrap our kits (which I though was "special" paper too and thought I ruined LOL!) and I think it turned out to be a great complement to the papers, IMHO anyway!
It was a real joy to color this beautiful goldfish pond image, from the Kodomo Zigen Collection. I had never heard of these, but upon visiting the website, I was presented with the most amazing Japanese stamp art images I'd ever seen. I don't know how Kelly decided on just one! I did attempt to watercolor the pond on another image, but with disastrous results. (Lorie, how about a lesson?)
Kelly also included several sheets of absolutely breathtaking Yuzen Washi papers from Japan, and she explains the laborious process of making them on her KitCat post. Their beauty is evident when you see them, but it's when you touch them that you fully appreciate their uniqueness. I honestly had a hard time making the first cut!
Also included was a big box of gorgeous Bella Fleur Primas to coordinate with our papers as well as this adorable little Japanese "good luck" charm.
Kels also sent along a piece of Mizuhiki paper cord, but I'm saving that for another project to use with another one of the papers.
I'm really pleased with my special little "Sistahs Keepah" and I sure hope Kelly feels that I did her special, from-the-heart kit justice. I say that because when reading her "term paper" explaining the kits, you could feel the joy that she felt in sharing these amazing elements with us. Needless to say, I will be very selective (dare I say selfish?) with my remaining papers!
Each Kitten received a different kit, so be sure to visit them to see what gorgeous elements were in their kits and how they worked their creative magic with them! I'm headed there right now!
Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Ever-Growing Spring-A-Licious Blog Candy post! Have a stamptastic day!