Monday, August 24, 2009

Kits, TATS and Crafts...

Before I get started with my usual ramblings, I wanted to take a sec to show you something that touched my heart today! My friend (and fellow Design Team Member at Scrapping The Music) Julie made a super-sweet layout that is on her blog today - it's got a pic of us together when we met in Nashville this summer! Check it out here. Thanks Julie - you made my day!

And speaking of Scrapping The Music - the new song is up! It's called "I Would Stay" and it's by a band from the Netherlands called Krezip. I had never heard this song before, but the lyrics really spoke to me...
I used the August Studio Calico kit for this one and I really loved making it. Absolutely everything on this layout is from the kit. The floating bubbles are actually journaling stickers. The black letters are actually Melissa Frances Attic Treasures chipboard alphas. The original color of the letters matched the bubbles, so I inked them with black Stazon. The background paper is a Studio Calico exclusive.

I also used the August SC kit for my first layout for the TATS blog! I finished it and sent it off, but I won't be able to share it with you until after September 1st when the challenge goes live! Don't forget - if you want to play along, you can head on over there now - the first sketch is already posted.

I'm also SO EXCITED because I get to take the Elsie Flannigan/Rachel Denbow Autumn Craft Class!!! My wonderful mom and stepdad gave the class to me as a gift for my birthday! How awesome is that!??!! Thank you so much Mom and Elmer!!! I already got access to the supply and project list, and it looks like it's going to be sooooo much fun!!! Thirty projects in sixty days - WOOO HOOOO!!!!

Well, that's about it for today! I will be back tomorrow with a Project 365 update. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments - they really mean a lot to me!

14 comments:

Nat said...

so love your gorgeous layout!!!!! And have fun with the class!!!

mandysea said...

omg!!!Michelle another gorgeous LO!! wow!!! You are such an inspiration!!

Oooh and I hope I see you put in a entry to ad-about....I'd LOVE to see what you would create!!!!

Awesome!!!! (big smile!!)

nan said...

I took their class - it is FUN

T said...

Have fun with that class - lucky!

T said...

Have fun with that class - lucky!

Amy said...

Love the layout, and the class will be so fun!

Norma Kennedy said...

Fab layout ... enjoy ur class !

Norma

*reyanna klein* said...

WOW! This layout is amazing!!! Holy cow, you totally rocked this! I'm SO impressed. :)

And have fun in that class! I hear Elsie is a blast. :)

Erika said...

PRETTY! A class as a gift? - Priceless!

lisa truesdell said...

love the lo - and enjoy the class!

Sasha said...

your layouts ALWAYS brighten my day and CONGRATS on the class room gig from the parentals..

xoxox

Thinkie said...

Krezip rules and so does your page! Have fun in the online class!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks love for the mention!!! U are tooooooooooooo SWEET!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your STM LO...and sooooooooooooooo COOL about the class! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Eveline said...

The song is Kresip's first BIG hit, sadly after years of playing (they were in school when they started and are still in their early 20's) they split up... Hope they will all individually go back into music after a while because they are a talented bunch.