Monday, November 1, 2010

Artful Delight November Sketch, kit, and first DT post!

YAY for November - time to start getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas and hot chocolate and apple cider. The weather has only recently turned chilly here in San Francisco and I am thrilled to start baking and roasting more.

You see, when you live in a 450 Sq. Ft. place, and you roast something on a hot day - it turns out you are roasting yourselves! So on cold days I like to bake or roast as an eco-friendly way to heat up the house and get us fed! :)

Anywho, I did this LO right after we got back from London and Paris, so that romantic trip was on my mind. Here is what I did with one such memory:

This is my first post as a member of the Artful Delight Design Team and I am SO excited to show you this AWESOME kit that Leeanne and senior DT member Jamie have put together! 

Let's see... how many lay-outs have you seen me do.... EEK! I was so nervous about this, but I am pretty happy with the way it turned out! Thanks to fellow DT member Debbie who created the sketch! Good goin', girl! 

I moved the elements around, but they are all in there. :)

Here is the Sketch:

Here is my take on it:

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook™ (background for picture and swirly thing at the bottom)
Everything else came from the November Kit

My opinion on the kit:
Okay, seriously... who includes both Stickles and Tattered Angels as bonus items in a kit?!? I just LOVE that. She hit all the major elements. 

I couldn't believe how much stuff just kept coming out of my box. It was really incredible. I have supplies for months! 

These patterns are sweet and whimsical and incredibly romantic. I loved them. 

The flocked transparencies are SO cool. I will be using them very soon... In fact... one of them made it onto my spiderweb card I did a few days ago... :)

There are rub-ons, thickers, alpha sets, stickers, glittered transparencies, prima flowers, ribbon, twine, chipboard, and so so much more. I was in embellishment overload and therefore embellishment heaven!

One disclaimer: She meant to throw in some solids, but filled the spot with embellishments. Next month you can guess there will be solids. :) 

I have never seen a kit like this and am SO thrilled to be on the DT sharing such a great product that Leeanne has put together.

Here is a small picture of November's kit and what is included (the pic doesn't do it justice!):

Pattern Paper
Fancy Pants - Lilac House Collection - 12x12 Double Sided Paper

1 sheet Heirloom
1 sheet Tapestry
1 sheet Chamomile
1 sheet Weeping Willow
1 sheet Garden Gate
1 sheet English Garden
1 sheet Rose Damask
1 sheet Lavender Leaves
1 sheet Photo Board
1 sheet Needlepoint
1 sheet LH Strips
1 sheet LH Cards
1 sheet Printed Transparency
1 sheet Flocked Transparency


1 sheet Lilac House Glitter Cuts
1 sheet Lilac House Rub-ons
1 sheet Lilac House Sticker Elements
1 sheet Lilac House Sticker Alphas
1 sheet Bo Bunny Jazmyne 12x12 Adhesive Chipboard Stickers
1 package American Crafts Thickers - Stroll in Chestnut
5- 5 inch Doilies
10 - Prima Essentials Flowers - So Cute
10 - Prima Sprites no. 3 Flowers
12 - Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Adage Tickets
3 - Prima Flowers - Lilliput Roses in Iris
1 1/2 feet - Bean Stalks Ribbon - Jillibean Soup
1 1/2 yards - Been Stalks Twine - Jillibean Soup
5 - Maya Road Trinket Pins - Brown and Turquoise Leaf

BONUS Misc (included)

1 bottle Stickles - Waterfall
1 bottle Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Juneberry Wine

Isn't that kit beautiful? You will get the whole Lilac House Collection Pack which retails for $24.99. The best part is this kit is only $27.99 for a single month purchase. Which means you will get ALL those other great products for only $3.00. That is a FABULOUS DEAL!!

You can click HERE to buy the kit!

Come and use this month's sketch for a chance to WIN December's kit... I can't tell you what it is, but I AM SO EXCITED about it and I can tell you that it has (at least) one of my favorite-favorite products in it!

If you sign up to purchase the monthly kits on a regular basis and you win one of the challenges, Leeanne either extends your subscription by a month or refunds your money for the kit you won - I'm not sure which, but I will find out! So go ahead and sign up because she is working hard to make sure these kits are AWESOME.



jen said...

Court your layout is wonderful!!! What an awesome memorie to share with your hubby. You did a great job. The kit looks wonderful. TFS

April said...

Court, this is gorgeous girl!!! I really love the way you used the tickets around your picture. You definitely need to do more layouts soon because you ROCK them. ;)
- April

Debbie said...

Great job Court! Can't wait to see what else you create!

Heather said...

I love your LO! It's beautiful!

yyam said...

Wow! Your layout is gorgeous! :)

Amy said...

Congrats to you Court! What a pretty layout!!

June Houck said...

Wow, Court, is there anything that you don't do extremely well? Your LO is gorgeous! Congrats on the new DT spot too. Well deserved, IMO!

Dorcas said...

Court, this is one fabulous layout! I love all the detail! GORGEOUS!!!

LisiB said...

Fabulous LO. I love how everybody does something so different with the kit! I am glad you enjoyed your trip!