Monday, February 6, 2012

More February Kit of the Month details ~

Happy Monday everybody! Sandi here with a few of my February Kit of the Month "Always with Love." First, I want to say thanks to Alda for providing such awesome kits .. and for allowing me to work with them!  This month was over- the-top gorgeous!

 Loveeee FUL

This was actually the second project that I did but I think it is my favorite.  It went together so quickly, I felt like the page made itself! Here you see some of the luscious FabScraps papers. This is the first time I have had the opportunity to work with them and I am in love!!  I aded a few Petaloo flowers of my own but the ones that steal the show are the Zva pink and purple ones.  Within the floral cluster I tucked in one of the grapevine wreaths! The lacing tash is Dusty Attic (painted wam winter white) and is from my own stash but I thought it would be perfect on a bridal page! The heart shaped KaiserCraft corner flourish comes in the kit and could be used so many way!!  I inked it up a bit for definition. Then for a quick title I added the pink rhinestone title LOVE from KaiserCraft which is also in the kit. The butterfly is fussy cut from some older Melody Ross papers.

 Wedding Day

I have to admit to being a bit partial to this page! The photo is of my Mom and Dad on their wedding day.  Here I have used All Yours as the background paper, distressed and then added to some brown cardstock.  For drama, I used a Dusty Attic frame from my stash that is painted with walnut stain, then Coffee Glimmer Mist and lastly  Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.  See that cute little cherub? That was the very first thing I did with my kit! I knew if I didn't fussy cut him and the flowers, that I would use that page as is and loose the effectiveness of the cherub as an embellishment.  He is from the Love Letters paper.  Then I just started layering some papers (Devoted) along with a Crafty Secrets tag from the kit (love those things) and a crochet doily.  I've worked in a Prima vine and some ribbon from my stash as well as buttons from the kit .... along with a button from my Mom's old button box! I've tucked in more DA (french flourish) and adorned it with a Bo Bunny trinket from what I had on hand. The butterfly was fussy cut from some older BoBunny Gabrielle papers.


This one was fun to do!! I did some wet and some dry distressing to my b/g paper You & Me and added  some peach cardstock from the Jan KOM as a foundation. Then I misted my page with Sunkissed Peach GM and when that dried added my fence using a Prima mask. Next I added my center panel using Sincerely pp along with some off-white c/s that was punched with my Cherish Heart punch. The upper right corner was wet distressed, folded back and then I tucked in a white doily. For interest I added in another butterfly.  For flowers, I used a mix of the ones I fussy cut earlier from the Love Letters pp with some that Alda sent in the kti and one older Prima Madrigal bloom.  In honor of my team mate Frank, I hand snipped a few banner and added those into the floral clusters. That lower right corner has another of the awesome KC wooden flourishes.  And did you see the Thickers? Woohoo! Instant title!!


Okay, one last layout before I show you my OTP. This was done using the Mojo Monday sketch from Jan 30th which I designed. So, that was kind of fun! This is my dd Danielle's wedding invitation which has Bacon's Wedding Morning painting on the front.  I've used the 7 Gypsies paper here, Canal and Campo from the Venice collection but used some Sweet Nothings (With Love) as my b/g. I fussy cut the dove and more of the florals and added these in ..  along with another tag from Crafty Secrets. There is a hint of green in the With Love paper, so I used more Dusty Attic as an accent that has been painted with Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam.  Oh, almost forgot the rub-ons .. these were perfect for this page!

Sorry for the long post but I wanted to share the process with you! This was a gorgeous kit and I sure hope that you snagged one before they sold out! Glad I got mine!!!  I still have tons left and hope to bring you some more projects mid-month. Talk soon!



  1. Gorgeous projects, Sandi! Flying U is lucky to have you!

    1. Everything is gorgeous Sandi! Just love the layout of your parents on their wedding day! Gorgeous details and flowers! Looks like a wonderful kit.

  2. you rocked this kit...gorgeous creations!!!

  3. You´ve been reall so busy my friend and every project is simply FABULOUS!!

  4. Oh my goodness! What incredible projects!!! Seriously lady, you're amazing!

  5. Wow Sandi your work is amazing. I love everything you do. It is always elegantly done! I'm going to have to get some of those Fabscrapes!

  6. Sandi, your blog leaves me breathless! These are absoultely gorgeous. I feel like each one should be framed!

  7. Oh my word Sandi.. those are gorgeous layouts! I love your color combinations, plus all those flowers.. Absolutely yummy to the eyes :)

  8. wow wow wow loveeee all of your projects beautifully done!!!

  9. incredible work, Sandi! And I love that wedding invitation!