Market Fresh Feb. Kit Sneak Peek: Day 1

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

We're back, from Market Street Stamps, with a spectacular couple of days of kit sneak peeks!  And ya'll, you don't want to miss this one.  Stephanie is on fire!  And she's cooked up another, amazing, Farmhouse Dreamin' Market Fresh Kit, for you all, this month.  Plus, there are still some January kits left, too!  So, run scoop 'em up, before they're all sold out!
If you'll remember, we're starting the sneak peeks out with layouts.  So, let's just dive right in!
I started this layout by filling the space between the gray, gingham, and red, lace, patterned, paper, base pages with a piece of aqua, polka dot, patterned paper; trimming its outside edges with punched strips of the opposite side's patterned paper; and machine stitching around all but its inside edges with gray-threaded, zig-zag stitches.  That give the pics, which were all matted with ivory, textured, patterned paper, their foundation.  Now, let's take a look at each side a little closer, beginning with the left side of the layout.
The "September Swim" title was created from whitewash, woodgrain alphas and flanked with a trio of die cut, from that same, ivory, textured, patterned paper as above, and ink distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, clouds.
A "CAPTURE the MOMENT" subtitle, which was grounded with a row of pink, gray, and aqua buttons, laced with hemp twine...
and under which was tucked an, aqua, polka dot, journaling card, which reads, Lenexa, KS, Sept. 13, 2010...
as well as a series of Very Vanilla, ink distressed, cardstock, journaling strips, which read, Adina thought it was fun to put just the top of her head into the kiddy pool.  Soon Maya and Leah joined in.  This girl's going to lead the way to big things!, complete the look...
and turn our direction to the right side of the layout.
Another aqua, polka dot, journaling card, which reads, Best Buds, was grounded by a couple more of those die cut and ink distressed clouds...
and another series of journaling strips, prepared in the same way as above and which read, Even though it was a bit chilly and this was likely the only pool not yet closed for the winter, we had so much fun swimming, with Ryan, Leah, Maya, and Luke, at Four Colonies, complete the duplicated elements.
And a die cut, from an aqua, checkered, patterned paper, banner, which was dressed up with pearls and flanked with burlap string bows, embellished with pink buttons, laced with hemp twine, completes the look.
The only things I used here that don't come in the kit, aside from ink and tools, were a little, Very Vanilla cardstock for the journaling strips, hemp twine, and sewing thread.  And the latter two, along with a circle of Whisper White cardstock and small, aqua, glitter letters are the only additional supplies my second page received.  Check it out!
I started this page by piecing a trio of gorgeous, fall-inspired, patterned papers inside the top edges of the brown, cardstock, base page; machine stitching, with white-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between them; trimming them with my photographs below; and machine stitching, with white-threaded, straight stitches, around their inside and outside edges.  I then stamped away, randomly, in White ink, with that AMAZING, doily stamp, across the bottom of the layout.  I cannot even begin to tell ya'll how much I adore this stamp!  It is detailed to perfection and stamps like butter!  And I'm going to be completely honest, with you all, here.  I had very little experience with Market Street stamps before I joined the Market Fresh Kit DT.  I was a bit skeptical of the stamps due to their rose-colored appearance.  I mean, every other photopolymer stamp I'd used was perfectly clear in nature, but my reservations have been permanently put to rest.  I LOVE Market Street stamps!  And you all do not want to be without this beauty!
The space above my stamping and below the pictures was then filled in with a strip of aqua, plaid, patterned paper, which was anchored, with white-threaded, straight stitches, the length of its top and bottom edges.  It was then embellished with a couple of lengths of the remainder of that burlap string, tied in bows to either side of a handmade rosette.  More to come on that rosette in just a second, but I wanted to show you all how I hold that burlap string in place, at either end, with a couple of punched notches.
Now, the rosette was made from a vibrant, green, floral, patterned paper, which I punched along its outside edges and used my scoreboard to turn into its seen form.  It was then topped with a stamped, in Pool Party ink, on a circle of Whisper White cardstock, scalloped circle, from For All It's Worth, which was distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; filled in with the golden tree, cardstock sticker; tabbed with the yellow, date label, which was filled in with the 11.27.08 date; and embellished with a brown button, laced with hemp twine, as well as lots of little, alternating in size, pearls.
A cardstock, sticker, journaling card, which was flanked with a couple more pearls and reads, Your Aunt Jana and cousin, Hunter, came to meet you, while we were celebrating Thanksgiving at G-pa and G-ma Newlin's, turns our attention to the top of the layout.
The "first Impression" title was created from aqua, glitter letters and whitewash, woodgrain alphas and embellished with a trio of color-coordinating buttons, laced with hemp twine, as well as a scattering of pearls.
I hope you're all still with me, because I've got two more pages to share.  So, fasten your seat belts and hold on for the ride!
I started this page by stamping the yellow, cardstock, base page, in White ink, with the Grungy Border background stamp.  After adhering my pics, I created the "trail walk" title from more of those whitewash, woodgrain alphas...
and tucked a green, floral, journaling card, which reads, Just passing away the beautiful weather, on a peaceful trail, while camping with Mom, Dad, and Madison, just to the left of my bottom photograph.
I then had lots of fun with those Picadilly, cardstock and canvas flowers!  Several were layered one on top of the other and several more were topped with buttons, laced with white string, which again, aside from ink and tools, is the only element on this page that does not come with this month's kit.
Finally, I scattered a trio of circular, cardstock, journaling spots, one of which was labeled, with June 13, 2009, Melvern Lake, about the design, to complete the look.
In my {Supplies & Tools} below, you'll find Tea Dye and Antique Linen ink listed over and over again; and I just wanted to explain that a bit, before I dive into my last layout.  I like to use a combination of these inks, even though sometimes I don't mention it in the actual text of my post, to add dimension to the edges of cardstock stickers, blends the connection of patterned papers, and soften the edges of die cut elements.  It does the trick time and time again and is one of my cannot-live-without, paper-crafting supplies.  With that said, I really do have a fourth page, for you all, today.
I started this page by stamping that fabulous, doily stamp again.  This time I stamped it, in Basic Black ink, down the left side of the yellow, floral, patterned, paper strip, which was then added to the right edge of the aqua, checkered, patterned paper to create my base page.  I then added lots of those random, vintage, patterned, paper images just to the left of the stamped edge, before machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around the edges of the entire page and, with black-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the connection of the two, patterned papers forming the base page.
After adhering photographs, I topped them with the "NOVEMBER'S child" title, which was created from black, mini, chalkboard letters, which do not come with the kit, and more of those stunning, whitewash, woodgrain alphas.
A quartet, including a floral, cardstock, sticker, journaling card, which reads, Precious pics of G-pa and G-ma Newlin holding you for the 1st time; a cardstock, sticker, date label, filled in with the Nov. 1, 2008 date; a couple of die cut, from aqua & gray, patterned paper, leafy branches; and a canvas, Picadilly flower, dressed up with a bunch of pearls, which I salvaged from a broken, charm bracelet of Adina's, complete the look.
That flower may look a little more dimensional, to you, than the ones you saw on the previous page, and if you're still with me, I'd love to share how that happened.  I whipped a few stitches around the center of it...
and pulled snug, before tying it tightly in a knot but leaving the needle side of the string attached to stitch in those little pearls.
That's all, from here, for today, folks!  I hope you're just as excited about this kit as I am, because I've got a trio of Farmhouse Dream' kit cards to share, with you all, on Thursday; and the other girls have got lots of fabulous layouts to still share today.  So, if you haven't yet peeked into their neck of the woods, be sure to run (Don't walk.) there now.

Brenda Weaver
Stephanie Washburn

Please also be sure to stop by the Market Street Stamps Blog to check out more details of the kit club subscription and the Market Fresh Kits Group, in the Neighborhood, to join in fresh, new, up-to-the-minute conversation and to see so much more of what this kit has to offer.  Thanks so much for stopping by, ya'll; and I hope to see you tomorrow, same time, same place.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU); textured ivory (Bazzill); aqua polka dot (lilybee design); gray gingham & red lace (October Afternoon); aqua checkered (Basic Grey) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: gray thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Edger punch (EK Success); Pile It On & Hearts & Clouds dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); buttons (October Afternoon); "CAPTURE the MOMENT" subtitle & journaling cards (Cosmo Cricket); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); burlap string (May Arts); pearls (Kaisercraft); foam tape (Scotch); whitewash woodgrain alphas (Jillibean Soup)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Doily & For all It's Worth (MSS) Paper: Whisper White (SU); brown (Bazzill); yellow floral & checkered, aqua & gray floral, & green floral (Basic Grey); aqua plaid (October Afternoon) Ink: White, Pool Party, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); scoreboard (Martha Stewart); circle template & Threading Water Border punch (Fiskars); pearls (Kaisercraft); buttons & cardstock stickers (October Afternoon); burlap string (May Arts); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); handheld circle punch (craft supply store); aqua glitter letters (Making Memories); whitewash woodgrain alphas (Jillibean Soup)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Grungy Border (MSS) Paper: yellow (Bazzill) Ink: Basic Black & White (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: green floral journaling card (Cosmo Cricket); circular journaling spots & buttons (October Afternoon); whitewash woodgrain alphas (Jillibean Soup); white string (Hobby Lobby); cardstock & canvas flower (Basic Grey)

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Doily (MSS) Paper: aqua checkered, yellow floral, & aqua & gray floral (Basic Grey); vintage image (October Afternoon) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Folkart Florals die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); canvas flower (Basic Grey); pearls (my stash); cardstock date label & journaling card (October Afternoon); foam tape (Scotch); whitewash woodgrain alphas (Jillibean Soup); black mini chalkboard letters (Jenni Bowling Shot (Sizzix); canvas flower (Basic Grey); pearls (my stash); cardstock date label & journaling card (October Afternoon); foam tape (Scotch); whitewash woodgrain alphas (Jillibean Soup); black mini chalkboard letters (Jenni Bowlin)


Tifany said...

Great job on the sneaks, Jinny!

Lynn said...

Wow! Amazing layouts Jinny! They are all so fabulous and you highlighted all the gorgeous products and stamps so well!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Wow!! These layouts are GORGEOUS!! Love how much texture, color and variety there is to each layout. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing your peeks.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are simply amazing! I love the photos on these, the colors, the designs! WOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Anita Rex said...

Seriously Jinny WOW oh wow oh wow! Every single one of your pages are masterpieces! I can't imagine all the work you put into these! You made the kits shine in only a way you can!

Lisa Elton said...

There really are no words to describe the beauty of your pages Jinny. But i'll give it a try...hmmm...OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Love every little detail ;)

farmhouse-story said...

beautiful work with the kits! your green flower is adorable:)