Sunday, September 6, 2009

KitCat Club

I am part of an incredible group of women who participate in a monthly on-going card swap. A few weeks ago, one of those ladies, Kelly, contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in a kit club that would involve creating one card a month and posting it on my blog on or near the 6th of the month. Of course I said "Yes!"

Thus began the formation of the KitCat Club, a group of six women - Catherine, Kelly, Lorie, Michelle, Susan, and myself.

This month Kelly put together our kits and mailed them to us. We each received the same images, but our papers were different. She also sent some embellishments. Our assignment is simple - create a card with that image (we can add other stuff to the card, but we must use the image in the kit) and post it on our blogs on or near the 6th of September.

The image for this month's card is Stampavie's Leere Aldrich stamp. Kelly says she chose it because it represents our friendship and because it is cheerful and fun, like all of you!

What a sweet image for our first month!!!

I used my Copic markers to color the image, which was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Papertrey White Cardstock. To add some sparkle, I used Copic Spica markers for part of the coloring, as well.

The edges of the image were sponged with Stampin' UP! Brocade Blue ink.

I chose a 5 1/4" square design for my card. I believe this is the first square card I've ever made. I used the Cosmo Cricket and Stampin' UP! designer papers that Kelly included in the kit. The card base is Stampin' UP! Brocade Blue cardstock.

To give the card dimension, I used my Bazzill In Stitch'z template to create a handstitched flower in the lower corner and I added a variety of Prima flowers in an assortment of colors.

I had so much fun creating this card and I'm sure the other five KitCat Club members did, too.

I can hardly wait to see what they created.I'm going to their blogs now to check them out. Wanna go along?



Lorie - The Thinkin' Spot


Susan - Pink Flannel Pajamas


Laura Jean (LJ) said...

What a cute card! I love getting card kits!

MiamiKel said...

Jeanette! This is bananas adorable!!!! I love your layout and how fun this card feels :) I sooo hope that we get to meet IRL and have that cup of coffee together! This is really super :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! I love the stitched image. What a really neat idea and I love your layout. Hmm - I have a few images left - time to play some more!

kadie said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love that stitched flower too, omygoodness! You girls are so fun...I'm off to give everyone some love!

Judy McMullen said...

This is terrific, Jeanette! Love the image, the colors and all the primas!!!

Catherine said...

Sooo cute, J! Love how you added dimension with the flowers and stitching. The glitz on the sweater is tres magnifique! Great layout and I love that you did a non-traditional size card! (Boy, do I need to break out of my A2 rut!) This is such a fun card!

Mary Giles said...

Jeanette this is way too cute! I love all the flowers! The colors are fun and such a great layout. This is fun to see you girls did with your images.

*Susan* said...

Wowzah Jeanette, this card has it going on! You did a fabulous job tying in all the colors from the DP in your image and with that great explosion of Primas! I love the touch of sparkle you added, and WOW that stitched flower is Da Bomb! Awesome layout--square cards rock! {HUGS}

Lorie said...

Oh yeah! This is what I'm talking about, girl! You rocked this!! I think we've all had a lot of fun with this, and that's what it's all about!