Market Fresh Mar. Kit Sneak Peek: Day 1

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eeek!  It's that time again, and ya'll, it just never gets old!  I LOVE my Market Fresh Kits!  And I have a hunch that ya'll get just as excited to get yours every month, as I do ;).  So, wanna see a little from this month's Market Street Stamps' On the Bright Side Kit?  Sure you do!  Let's get started.
I started this layout by framing all my pics with white cardstock and adhering them, in a grid design, with a couple of calculated open spaces, across both sides of my layout.  I then turned my attention to the left of the layout...
and created a sun from a cut, from a yellow, leafy, patterned paper, circle; adhered it in the top left corner of the page; gave it lots of rays from the same patterned paper as before; and anchored everything with bright-green-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
The corners of an aqua, cloud, cardstock sticker were then rounded, before it was adhered in one of those assigned empty spaces within the grid; machine stitched, around its edges, with bright-green-threaded, straight stitches; and filled in with the "KEEP 'EM COMING" title, which was created from gray alphas.
A 07.19.2008 date and Overland Park, KS location...
direct us to the right side of the layout.
The calculated, empty space, on this side of the layout, received a yellow, gingham, cardstock sticker, which was anchored with the same machine-stitched treatment as above.  It was actually a word bubble, but I trimmed off the point to use it this way instead, which also explains why I rounded the corners on the cloud, cardstock sticker from the previous page.  I wanted it to mimic this one.  Anyway, the yellow, cardstock, sticker, journaling label was backed with computer paper and hand cut out to allow it to be lifted, with foam tape, off the layout surface, crossing horizontally over the gingham, cardstock sticker.  It was then used to journal, It was just too fun to pull one little bluegill after another out of South Lake, and framed it with a couple of gray buttons, leftover from last month's Farmhouse Dreamin' Kit, laced with a little, Stone twine.  Woohoo!  That's from The Twinery, ya'll!
I then adhered a length of yellow, twill ribbon, rumpled, across the bottom of the page and anchored it with bright-green-threaded, messy, machine stitches.
Finally, I scattered lots of numbered, circle journaling sprouts, some flat to the layout surface and others raised off it with foam tape, and some in their full glory, while others were tucked in behind pictures, to complete the look.  And to be honest, I could've taken two or three times more photographs of all the little fish we caught and released.  It was such a fun day!
I've got three layouts, for you all, today.  So, let's move right into the second.
I started this page by adhering a multi-colored, stripe, patterned paper, horizontally, in the bottom half of the chain link, patterned, paper, base page, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
The "REASONS why we love Spring", cardstock sticker, which had been ink distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, was adhered, vertically, near center of page and used to, of course, list our twelve reasons, 1.) flower peeking from beneath the soil  2.) Easter - our Savior's resurrection  3.) trout season  4.) baseball season  5.) weedless vegetable garden  6.) warmer weather  7.) Spring Break  8.) cool green grass  9.) Nascar begins again  10.) birds singing and fluttering about  11.) gentle rains  12.) melting snow, 03.03.10.
I then adhered my photographs to either side of this make-shift title and tucked lots of hand cut, from a hot pink, floral, patterned paper, flowers in amongst their edges and corners.
The yellow flowers are made from Melody Ross' Chip Art.  I don't have any of her stamps, a block, or a mallet; so I treated them as I would have regular chipboard pieces and covered them with a yellow, leafy, patterned paper.  To achieve the look I've created, I recommend using Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Basic Grey's Precision File Set, and Ranger's Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.  The leaves were then covered with a green, polka dot, patterned paper; and all the flowers and leaves were adhered, some flat and others with foam tape, in their respective locations.  The flowers were then topped with the last of my gray buttons, again from last month's kit, laced with Stone twine.  A "BRIGHT SUNNY DAYS of spring", cardstock sticker was backed with computer paper; hand cut out; and adhered, with foam tape, in the center of a pink, polka dot, cardstock, sticker flower, which was placed in the bottom left corner of the design to complete the look.
You up for one more?
I started this page by piecing all the fabulously bright and happy, patterned papers onto a black, cardstock, base page.  I don't use black super often, so it didn't bother me to use it to piece my layout together.  Plus, I adore the way white ink looks stamped on black cardstock (Although, you could always just piece that in.), and that's exactly what I did with Stephanie's light bulb stamp design in this month's kit.  LOVE!
After piecing my pictures in and around the patterned papers, I tucked a "Two" journaling sprout, to represent these pics being from Ezekiel's 2nd year of Awana Sparks, under the top left picture and paired it with a die cut, from a yellow, primary notebook, patterned paper, tag, which had been dressed up with a reinforcement label from my stash and a length of Stone twine, tied in a bow.
A strip of green, stripe, patterned paper, which serves as my only journaling and reads, Awana Award Night @ First Baptist Church of Shawnee, May 16, 2010, 6:00 pm, and a couple of yellow, twill, ribbon loops, prep the page for black-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches, running between all the photograph and patterned paper connections throughout the page.
The bottom, green, polka dot, patterned, paper block houses a couple of Ezekiel's keepsakes from this particular year of Sparks...
and the space above my journaling strip serves as the foundation for the "LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE" title, which was created from gray alphas and completes the look.
That's all, for today, folks!  But please be sure to stop by Brenda Weaver's and Stephanie Washburn's blogs to see lots more of what March's Market Fresh Kit has to offer, as well as the Market Street Stamps Blog for all the details and information regarding your kit club membership.  Oh!  And don't forget to join in the fresh conversation over, in the Market Fresh Kits Group, in the Neighborhood, too.
Then, we'll all be back, at the same time and place, tomorrow night, with a fabulous lineup of card creations, boasting more from On the Bright Side.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you all then!  Oh!  AND we're giving away some kits this month!  Woohoo!  So, be sure to leave me a comment below for you chance to win.

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Bazzill); green graphic & yellow leafy (Bella Blvd.); aqua damask (American Crafts) Ink: Basic Black (SU) Other: bright green thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); cardstock stickers (Bella Blvd.); journaling sprouts (Jillibean Soup); gray alphas (American Crafts); Stone twine (The Twinery); gray buttons (October Afternoon); yellow twill ribbon (May Arts); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); Corner punch (SU)
{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: yellow leafy (Bella Blvd.); pink floral, green polka dot, & multi-colored stripe (American Crafts); chain link (Basic Grey) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: Chip Art (Melody Ross); cardstock stickers (Bella Blvd.); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); gray buttons (October Afternoon); Stone twine (The Twinery)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: light bulb (MSS) Paper: black (Bazzill); green polka dot, gray polka dot, blue polka dot, yellow notebook, & green stripe (American Crafts) yellow leafy (Bella Blvd.) Ink: Basic Black & White (SU) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Timeless Tags 1 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Stone twine (The Twinery); journaling sprout (Jillibean Soup); reinforcement label (office supply store); gray alphas (American Crafts); yellow twill ribbon (May Arts)

23 comments:

Tifany said...

Beautiful projects, Jinny!

Amy said...

Hi Jinny! First I soo need to get to KC and meet up with you! We'll be there at the end of the month for a baseball tourney. I'll text you.

Ok now for all the gorgeousness you shared in your post. WOW!! Beautiful work and such attention to detail I tell ya!!! Those stitched rays, the gorgeous blooms, and your layout using the black and the lightbulb image!!! Love every single thing!

Shelly Rasske said...

Love every one of your pages and all of the fantastic details in them!

Anita said...

Stunning layouts! Great tips!

Jamie said...

Love the layouts!

Jamie said...

Love the layouts!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!!! You are SERIOUSLY AMAZING!! WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Lee Anne said...

Your layouts are superb! I love the colors and the way that you created the sun in the first layout! Wonderful work!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! I love these layouts! Love the grid on the first, and that reasons sticker on the second. The last reminds me of a quilt with all that blocking. Your stitching is fabulous. I'm working up the courage to stitch on my photos..... Great work!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

I love that sun and the rays coming off of it! It would be great to use on a card also. Thanks for the wonderful chance to win!

rlovew said...

Wonderful layouts- I love the sunshine and the lightbulb stamp is awesome!

Mary-Anne V said...

great layouts...love the bright and cheerful colours.

Karen B. said...

Wow, Jinny! Impressive layouts! You've got such a great style, and make these kits shine.

Lisa B said...

Oh Jinny I am in LOVE with your layouts! They are amazing. I am sooo ready for spring now with these bright colors. You are not only an amazing card maker but a fabulous scrapbooker also!

Lynn said...

Wow! Your layouts are amazing. I love the pictures in the first and the colors in the second are to die for!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So much prettiness!!! GORGEOUS layouts!!!

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Margie said...

I love the colors, looks like such a bright fun kit!

Micia said...

WOW!!! love all the stitching!! your LO are fabulous !! awesome job :)

Micia

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by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

I'm in Awe of what you've done with this layout. I know I need a class on this now. Love It! Smooches... Felicia

Cassandra said...

Your layouts are just gorgeous!!! Such nice work. Thanks so much for sharing it all...love your style.

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Viji Siddharth said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Love the sun! Your layouts are so totally inspiring. It is interesting to see how each designer has done things soo differently with the same kit.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Honestly, it would take me *WEEKS* to complete one layout page, and here you are just crankin' out one amazing thing after another!

MSS picked a good gal to showcase their kits. :)

Amanda said...

I love the giant sun and the white on black light bulb. So creative and clever!