Saturday, March 3, 2012

March Kit of the Month projects

 Even though I am no longer on the CT, I wanted to share the projects that I created using this must-have "Putting on the Ritz" kit!  Last month's kit sold out in a few short hours as did this one.

First up is a layout of my gd-in-law using some to-die-for Inkido "Spring Time" papers and lovely Manor House flowers. Added in are a FabScraps dressform chippie as well a DA corner flourish which I painted in Salmon to match my papes. There are some great pearls from the kit along with a chipboard butterfly accented with some pearls from my stash. And take a look at that awesome cream Flying Unicorn flower .. I so love it! My mock-doilie is made using a technique I learned from my SOUS team mate, Beatriz Guzman. I've used a couple of different MS punches to grace my paper edges. 

Next is my husband's favorite! As you know he is a strong supporter of my hobby and has to pass judgment on all my work .. thanks, sweetie! This was done using Basic Grey's Little Black Dress, my MS Floral Vine punch and lots of Flying Unicorn flowers. I did add in one apricot Manor House flower, some Prima swirls and small roses from my own stash. Photo is dgd Maddie before her wedding. 

The very first project I made this time was my OTP dressform! Talk about fun! I could have made dolls all month! Anyway, this is a knock-off of one of the DCWV CHA exhibits from Winter of 2011 (I think that is the date.) I even used some DCWV paper I had on the shelf.  I sewed some darts in my skirt to make it more form fitting, then fussy cut a ton of butterflies! 

Close-up of the butterflies and bling.

Just another angle. 

Quick look at the back. 

One of my last projects was an oversized card. Here I have combined some cardstock from the kit along with a transparency, a BoBunny die cut and a Kanban die cut fashionista! I don't know how Alda puts these kits all together but she's an ace! Now I'm all set for somebody's birthday! 

Lastly, here is the project I had to share yesterday as my SOUS offering. (I've been short on energy this month and had to do a little double duty.) Alda included some fabulous gold-glittered tulle in the kit which I added as layers to my flowers. Can we just say WOW!

I still have about 6 or 7 pieces of pp left along with fabric, flowers  and die cuts that I haven't even touched yet! I see at least 3 more projects coming out of this kit.  Easily! 

Once again, I'd like to thank Alda for the opportunity to be on her CT. It has been an incredible artistic journey! And I sure will miss knowing ahead of time what is in those kits! 

Thanks for coming by! 


  1. Hi my Friend, thank you so much, looks like I only was visiting, now I can follow you all the time! :), beautiful projects you have today to show us!

  2. Sandi these are just gorgeous. You've done such a lovely job with the kit. Sorry to see you leave the CT. I just adore what you did with the otp. I agree it was wonderful to work with. I had a lot of fun too. Love what you did with all the trailing butterflies. Just fabulous.

  3. What can I say my friend,everything looks amazing with such fabulous details!!

  4. Great project Sandi, I really love the dress form! Thank you so much for always taking the time to visit my blog, your comments always mean so much to me!

    1. Everything is so beautiful Sandi!! You have such an eye for details! Looks like a great kit!

  5. Sandi~ Your LO's are just STUNNING! The first one is my FAV!! Love all the colors!! I love the vintage feel of the second one..and Fabby Dress form!! Look at all those little butterflies!! Great the HIGH Fashion!! Great LO for the SOUS sketch!! Just Beautiful..and awesome photos! You are a Layout Queen :0) Hugs!!

  6. OH MY GOODNESS! Amazing layouts and projects! I love the dress form, so fabulous and I agree with your husband, layout #2 is darling!

  7. I am going to comment here on everything, came to see your SOUS post but knew of course that you'd have more and you had PLENTY more!
    I am sure you will miss your time there and the creations...
    You did a ton of VERY cool stuff!


  8. Hi, Sandy!!! I may not get here as often as I'd like, but I know for certain I won't be disappointed when I do! These projects are all just AMAZING!!! My mouth is just watering!!!

    My sweet friend, thank you for always pleasing me!!!

  9. WOW, Sandi!!!! Gorgeous layouts/projects using a gorgeous kit!!! If I had to choose a favorite it would be the first one... You know me and pink!!! But really, they are all gorgeous!!!!!! Hugs!!!

  10. Beautiful, one and all!! And that dressform...WOW!! Super gorgeous!!!

  11. WOW WOW WOW all amazing projects....beautifully done!