Sunday, March 7, 2010

KitCat Today - Blog Candy Tomorrow!

(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!


MiamiKel said...

Susan, my goodness gracious, this is just as gorgeous as can be! Such an incredible attention to detail and how *smart!* and absolutely ingenious to put the kit-cat into a journal! Fabulous idea!! I am LOVIN' that you altered the wrapper! { gold tissue paper!} score big time for recycling, lol! Your excitment for making this just exudes from your post and I am so glad you played along :) This is just a lovely as it could be and such a joy to see! Thanks for "holdin' my paw" this month - this is just a show stopper!

And I"ll be joining you in posting Blog Candy tomorrow, too! Muah! xoxoxo

Carol said...

Wow that is so splendid! I love it! You put so much detail in it!

I can't wait to see what you have in store for tomorrow!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Susan, your altered Sistahs Keepah is beautiful! How ingenious of you to use the wrapping paper, too. You certainly outdid yourself there. And I love the way you colored the image and revealed a circlular section of it. Your special little book is going to be an joy to have and to "hold" for a very very long time, I'm sure! Stunning!

Lorie said...

Oh my! With each blog I hop to, I find such a stunning creation! Susan, this is GORGEOUS!! I love how you used the tissue paper for the cover of your book!! Your image is beautiful!! What on earth could I possibly teach you? You could teach me a thing or two!! This is such an amazing project, and one that you will surely enjoy for a long time. What a great idea!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow - again! Everyone's projects are so amazing and yours is a stunner too. I love the binder - what a great way to keep this beautiful image for evah! And using the gold paper - I didn't even think of that! woohooo... Love the close ups of your paper too, it's so neat to see everyone's.

Love it to bits, and you too sweet Susan!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Susan, what a delicious treat for the eyes..and for you...great idea to have a sistah keeper..awesome job my friend.

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Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful and such a creative way to use the KitCat Kit!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is just absolutely stunning!!! Those papers and the image and even more so the special sistah that put together the kit are just WOW! That image is gorgeous. A special keeper indeed.

kadie said...

Susan!! This project is TOTALLY FAUBLOUS!! Omgoodness, I love it!! I really have loved everything you girls have done with this BEAUTIFUL kit!! All the creations are so different and each one stunning! I can't wait until next month!!

True :) said...

WoW Susan!
This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful card and box! I Love Love Love how you have colored the fish and all of the embellishments are awesome!

True :)

kmassman said...

OMG! I LOVE this box! I want it! :-)