Thursday, February 17, 2011

What I'm doing with $150 of scrapboook stuff I won from Heartstring Designs...

Back in Dec. I won a BIG contest on Heartstring Designs FB page You should really check them out and "like" them. They have great prize give aways! Or their website HERE!  They have great monthly card and scrapbook kits. They also have a realy cool unique item in their kits they are known for "matboard" It's shapes cut out of that stuff you "mat" pictures with, complete with the cool white edges. You'll see it on my 1st project. So I'm going to 1st show off the 6 kits I won, then I'm going to make something with each kit, using just some of the stuff, but only stuff from the kit.

Without further ado here's the haul...
With each kit I'll do a close up of what's in it & under I'll put the picture(s) of what I made w/that kit.
 Okay, so here's the 1st kit I made something with. This was my favorite kit I recieved! Is it any wonder I started with this one! :) Ok, so below is something little I made using only things from this kit except for some upcycled can lids for the pages and rings to hold it together of coarse.
 Here's my little snail mini can lid album. Isn't he adorable! This guy is made out of matboard! Cool stuff hugh! This stuff is exclusive to Heartstring Designs as far as I know.

Ok, the truth is I had a LO done from this kit yesterday, I just don't want to share it b/c it's not my best work. I have a problem called I take too many pictures & try to fit them on the least # of pages possible to save $$ in this already expenssive hobby. The problem with this is, it gives me less room to be creative. So I'm just going to show you the "creative parts of my LO. I couldn't get a good pic of it w/o glare anyways. I guess it just wasn't meant to be, he he. :)
 I love how the tool goes so great w/the wedding LO! Even though this was meant to be a 4th of July kit, the silver glitter paper, glitter letters & tool worked great for a wedding! :)
I decided to make some things for my oldest daughter to hang on her bed from this kit. I woke up in the middle of the night w/this idea & drew a sketch so I wouldn't forget. 
 My daughter's name start's with "B" and she loves animals and she has a cute blue and brown bedding set, so it matches perfectly! (I have to confess I used a couple extra's here, the brown ribbon to hang it up, the doily and the thread). It has a doily in the kit, but it's bigger & I didn't want to cut it all up, when I had a TON of smaller ones the perfect size! :)
 I just could not get a good picture of this darn thing! I had fun making it and it turned out really cute, but the glare from the lights overhead would shine on the glossy stickers & well here's what I got. :) It say's "sisters".
I bought this same kit last year & did a Wedding LO.
I just used this kit to make a Wedding LO, for a different wedding. It's a pretty simple LO.
 Sorry for the bad pictures, the above pic from the year before is much better & true to color!

                                         I used this thick cardboard from a candle packaging.
 I used the transparency with the car printed on it that came with the stamp in the kit on the cover.
 (the only extras I used were the rings to hold the album together & of coarse the cardboard).

 For this mini album I used this "LUCKY" embellishment from the kit as my template for the following pages and the paper I attached to the pages. I loved the shape and size of it. I think it makes an adorable little album. And green is my favorite color! It's hard to tell but the cover is a dark blue denim color. It had the letters punched out, so I put paper behind it to show the green through. 
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Sarah said...

Wow Chrystie, what a haul!!!! You are going to have so much fun with all of that stuff!! Wow! And I love their matboard. The snail album is pretty much the cutest thing ever! Can't see what you make with it next. What a fun, 6 kits?! Lucky!!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Wow, what a huge prize! How fabulous for you! :D And fun...

Your snail album is too adorable, LOL!! (sorry, it makes me giggle it's so cute) I love it! :D

Tnx so much for linking it up at my party! Can't wait to see what you come up with with the other packages! :)

Chrystie said...

We've been sick all week, really sick. So I've had plenty of time to craft, at least when my heads not cloudy! :) 3 kits down, 3 more to go! :)

Mike and Sarah said...

I kept checking back because you said you were going to try to post more. I was expecting another post so I didn't realize you had posted so much more. You have been busy! I love the banner and the hanging you made for Brooke's bed. So pretty! You have been scrapping up a storm too!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Very nice! Looks like you had a lot of fun! :D That lucky mini album is so cute. :) And a good idea using that stamp transparency too! :)

Naturally Me Creations said...

Oh, and the little banner is adorable, hehe! :)

Krafty Kat said...

Oh, you are lucky to have won all that! Such fun projects- thanks so much for linking up!

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

how lucky to win all of that! I love scrapbooking! Thanks for linking up :)