Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December is here and are we ready for winter...

Well the December kit certainly is with snowflakes, mittens, and snowmen. But don't worry, we have flowers as well. It's funny how this kit came together. I was planning on a wintery kit and then started in another direction and ended up with a 'twisted' wintery kit.
I think flowers work on a layout year round. But I actually picked the Making Memories jar because I like the flowers -their shapes and patterns, and the buttons. Of course Elisa didn't help when she said she wanted pink in the kit. So I was torn. So it's Elisa's fault that we have the Rosie kit (Little Pill #3). BUT I admit, I love those as well. Lovin' the pink tones with the Heidi Swapp Dream Dining Room PP.
Oh, I know I teased everyone by mentioning the Liquid Scrap Dots would be in the December kit for at least 3 months and now they aren't. I'm sorry. I have been ordering them for 4 months now and simply could not get enough for the kits. So they are being sold separately -at a discount of course. The original thought was that it would work nicely with the Tattered Angels chipboard pieces. I do have it on good authority that this product is being reintroduced in January from a new distributor. So it will be readily available's just very hard to get right now.
During the course of playing I found a remnant of white leather that creates a snowman or snowflake with fantastic dimension and texture. And I love love love the crushed velvet embellishments. I couldn't resist making butterflies with the burgundy and loved the way it looked with the papers. So see the kit isn't all wintery.
And I started an Acrylic Mitten album at least a month ago but have no new photos for it -because we haven't had snow yet. And I've used every single one from past years on other projects. However, I thought this would be a perfect month to feature it as a Little Pill kit.
For those of you who don't have very many wintery photos don't despair. There are so many way to alter most of the items to be able to use them on non-winter layouts. The only item I can't really think of a way to use other than on a winter layout is the Moxxie "Let it Snow" rub-on. You could always use the words "let" or "it" as part of a title or journaling. The Tattered Angles chipboard pieces can be altered by cutting them, painting them, or covering with paper. Please let us know if you would like some items on other ways to use certain elements of the kit, and we'll be happy to help.
I hope you all enjoy this kit as much as I am.


Marci Knecht said...

Great looking kit! Shame about the Liquid Scrap Dots, but you're right - 3L will be the distributor for Helmar in the US starting this month so they will be available everywhere....and they're worth the wait!

Linda Beeson said...

This almost sounds like a Christmas wish list! LOVE the combination - another winner.

Holly said...

The kit is amazing - I just recevied mine!! YUMMY!