Sunday, November 6, 2016

For the Love of Homemade Kits--November Kit Share

For the Love of Homemade Kits: November Kit Reveal 

Happy Sunday! I am so excited to be participating again this month in the For the Love of Homemade Kits Series with Hannah Lemieux, Crafty Meggy, Sara Scraps and Felicia Young over on You Tube for another round of creating. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, this series uses a recipe of items to create a kit from our stash that is based around an inspiration piece. Then, each of us spends four weeks creating layouts and process videos from the ingredients in our kits. The idea is to start digging in our stash and use a combination of both new and old products to create some amazing layouts. Each week, you will be able to see a process video and layout from each of us on our You Tube channels using our individual kits. YAY! Click here to check out my kit share for week one of the For the Love of Homemade Kits Series: November.  The first process video will be posted on Tuesday, November 8th. 

For this round, we decided to include quite a few different things but we really enjoyed starting with a different inspiration piece starting place again this month. This month, we chose an image of a destination: New York City. 

The paper portion of this recipe includes:
1. a stripe
2. a word/text
3. a geometric
4. a specialty paper
5. a texture
6. a colored cardstock
7. a freebie pattern
8.  6x6 pieces of patterned paper
9. a cityscape

Now, for my choices....

1. Stripe: Dear Lizzy Saturday: Uptown
2. Word/Text: Illustrated Faith You Are Loved: Happy Heart
3. Geometric: WeR Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home: Family Photo
4. Texture: Dear Lizzy Saturday: Street Food
5. Specialty: Printed Vellum from Studio Calico
6. Colored Cardstock: pale grey
7. Freebie: Dear Lizzy Saturday--Skyline
8. Cityscape: Dear Lizzy Saturday: Seventh Avenue
9. 6x6: Dear Lizzy Saturday (partially used) 

I did pretty well sticking to the paper choices and including elements that I was happy with for this month. I used the cityscape patterned paper to guide the feel and color choices. But then...I got to the embellishments and definitely went a little overboard!

The embellishment portion of this recipe includes:
1. 3x4 cards
2. vellum pieces
3. buttons
4. wood veneer
5. washi tape
6. stamps
7. tags
8. stickers
9. mist (2)
10. two alphabets
11. ephemera pack
12. freebie 

Here are my choices....

1. 3x4 cards:  Heidi Swapp September Skies: Dusk
                      7paper Darcy: 007
                       Dear Lizzy Saturday: Pizza Pie 
2. vellum pieces: Project Life vellum overlays
3. buttons: Pink Paislee Paige Evans Take Me Away Buttons
4. washi tape: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh
5. stamps: Dear Lizzy Saturday and Pink Paislee Paige Evans Take Me Away Roller 
6. tags: 7 Gypsies Market Tags
7. stickers: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh
8. Mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold and Navy
9. Alphabets: Pink Hip Kit Club exclusive
                             White Thickers "Maple" 
                              Bella Blvd. Oh My Stars: Fundamentals 
10.Ephemera Pack: Dear Lizzy Saturday
11. Freebie: Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh: Word Label Stickers 

Here is my complete kit....

As you can see, I followed the recipe pretty closely this month but I included a few extra embellishments. I tend to also include a partially used 6x6 paper pad rather than just a few sheets as I enjoy creating lots of layers with different patterns. I am also giving myself the freedom and permission to add some mixed media elements like additional mists and texture paste if needed in order to complete the looks or use the elements that I chose. I find that I need to include enough variety so that I don't get sick of my kit but also limit myself enough that I am productive and focused. It's a balance, right?! 

I hope that you will use this recipe to put together your own kit and I would love to see what you create if you are playing along with us. Make sure to stop by and check out my You Tube video showing my kit and then head on over to see the kits that Hannah, Felicia, Sara, and Megan put together as well. It is going to be a really fun month! Happy Crafting!!

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