Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dixie Pieces---Tropical Paradise!!!

Hey guys! This month the kit at Dixie Pieces is called Tropical Paradise! It is so bright and colorful and it just made me happy opening the box! :)

There is sooooo much in this kit (one of my favorite things about DP is how Sherry packs the goodies in there) that this time I thought I'd post the list of what's included.

(single sheets of 12x12 unless otherwise stated)
Basic Grey Lauderdale Rose Colored Glass (double sided)
Basic Grey Lauderdale SPF (double sided)
Basic Grey Lauderdale Sound Wave (double sided)
Fancy Pants Beach Babe Beach Bound (double sided)
Fancy Pants Beach Babe Fish Farm (double sided))
Pink Paislee Soiree Trellis (double sided)
Harmonie Vintage (double sided)
Echo Park Summer Days Rainbow (double sided)
Echo Park Summer Days Big Dots (double sided)
Bazzill Basics Cardstock -Intense Kiwi, Watermelon Sensation, Artisan Pool, Yam

Bella Blvd Black/White/Grey Alphabet Stickers
American Crafts Thickers Rocketeer Black Alphabet
Pink Paislee Printed Tissue Paper Lime Dots
Maya Road Watermelon Coaster Album
Zva Creative Pink Bracket Rhinestones
Cat Eye Pigment Ink in Surf
White Shipping Tags
Buttons Galore White
Maya Road Zipper White (1/2 Yard)
Teal Grosgrain Ribbon (1 Yard)

Tons of goodies!!! Here are the layouts I made with my kit this month. First up, a two-pager!!! I'd been wanting to scrap these pics of Aud trying to crawl forever and the striped Echo Park paper just screamed out to be used! It matches the onesie she's wearing almost perfectly!

Next up, I finally documented my love of Diet Mtn Dew in a can. If you've ever been cropping with me, you know that I always bring a little stash along with me. (Or not so little if it's going to be a few days!) I don't like coffee or tea so my normal way of getting caffeine in my system is to Dew it! LOL! I love, love, love the Pink Paislee tissue paper and I had such fun with making my buttons look like bubbles. :) I also loved how the Basic Grey paper looks so much like the pattern on my Mtn Dew can, meant to be I tell ya!

The last layout I made is another monochromatic one but it's all pink baby! My niece, Claire, was playing Candyland with Audrey over Spring Break and they were having so much fun. Aud can't play by the rules yet but with Claire, you don't need rules anyway! (Love that niece of mine!!!)

Finally, here are the cards I made with this kit. I love the cards I made this month. They are very simple (shocker, I know) but sooooo fun! This first one I wanted to do from the moment I opened my kit. The idea just popped into my head and it drove me nuts that I had to finish my layouts before I could start this card. I had to make sure I wasn't going to be punching any hearts out of what might become the center of a layout! LOL!

Finally, this card is my favorite. I love the zipper trim that was included and I wanted to make a sort of lollipop flower with it. I'd seen a lot of the twisty, spiral ones but I thought that the zipper would make a great edge for the circles of the lollipop flower. I am soooo happy with how it turned out. (However, I need to quit photographing my white backgrounded cards on white paper! Hee!)

So, there you have it, my creations for July using Dixie Pieces Tropical Paradise kit!

Oh, and I wanted to tell you guys, in lieu of specific challenges this month, the design team is going to be posting a layout made from a past kit every day for you to scrap lift! We're rotating days and my first day is tomorrow! :) For every one of these creations that you scraplift, you will receive an entry into the drawing this month for a store gift certificate! It's that easy! Just post your lifts to the gallery and link them to the appropriate threads by July 31st at 11:59pm PST! So, get scrappin'! :D

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