Thursday, April 10, 2008

Around the World


Here's another layout using Crop Addict's March Kit. This kit has sold out I believe but April's is fantastic...be sure to get the optional add-on too!!

Since the kit was full of travel themed paper and embellishments and I'm not a traveler in the true sense of the word, I decided to take a picture of my library books and do a layout about how I love to read. It was a fun layout to do and one of my more favorite ones right now. I'm really happy about how it turned out.

I've got a lot more kits to play with and I'm in a big slump. Part of that is from being sick but I'm starting to get over all that. I'm ready to dig in and play some!! I get to play with Crop Addict's manufacturer kit this month so I'm really excited about that. And, I get to play with Serendipity's Just Enough kit. Plus, I bought Serendipity's Just Enough and the Altering kits for this month and Crop Addict's April kit and add-on. So I'm all set for some scrappy inspiration!! I've got a lot left over from last month's kits too. I've been in kit clubs before but these two just far outweigh anyone else! And the message boards are so much fun...it's easy to make friends on them.

Last night we had some really severe weather...enough that we went to the tornado shelter at Ali's school for a few hours. We finally made it home after 11:30 but stayed up a lot longer to make sure we wouldn't need to go back. The north part of town got it the worst. They had straight-line winds (the jury is still out on whether it was actually a tornado or not) and baseball to softball size hail that busted out a lot of windows. A lot of trees are down too. Streets that have never had flooding before are flooding. A lot of the schools had damage too so Ali got to stay home today...not sure if they can go back tomorrow or not. My sister's town got hit with something that might have been a tornado too but she's ok too. We were supposed to get it again today but it stayed way south of us but is right at my in-laws. Hopefully, everything will be ok there too.

If I don't get to post again this week, everyone have a great weekend!!!

Supplies:
Crop Addict March Kit:
patterned paper: Cloud 9 (Travel Stripe, Passport to Adventure, Going Places, Travel Chitchat)
chipboard accent: The Paper Loft (Adventure Chips)
gel sticker: Cloud 9 (Travel)
ribbon: May Arts (olive with white stitched center squares-1/8")
quote chipboard sticker: Cloud 9 (Travel)
chipboard accents: Cloud 9 (Travel: ABC Chipboard Accent Stickers)
cardstock stickers: Cloud 9 (Travel: Thought Starters, Elements)

Extras:
distress ink: Ranger
sanding block, flower punch, foam adhesive, chipboard letters, ink, markers: Stampin' Up!
pen: American Crafts (Precision)
letter stickers: unknown

8 comments:

Going For Greatness said...

I love how you used the travel themed paper!! What an 'outside the box' type of theme! I LOOOOOOOVE IT!!
I'm glad you came thru the storm safely. What a scary ordeal!! I have lived through some doozies and I sure can empathize!!
~gabi

Haley said...

I really like your take on travel, I would have never thought of that! I love all those clouds too!

Glad to hear you guys made it through the storm ok!

Jenn said...

L-O-V-E this layout ! Im glad the storm is over !
Thank for the "tooth tip " too , i cant wait to have my normal bite back .... i have to wait 4 weeks, UGH !
Have an awesome weekend :)
Jenn

Laura S. said...

great stuff...gald you weathered the storm OK.

Michon said...

Love your layout Kim!! Have a great weekend!

Carrie said...

Kim,
I also LOVE how you used that travel paper...what a great idea!
I am so glad you are safe with that crazy weather you have had. Tornados terrify me.

Melanie said...

OMGoodness, that is very scary about the weather. I hope all your friends and relatives are okay.

Love your layout Kim, its great when you can use it for another theme.

aimee said...

Very cool theme to use the travel paper for!!! Love the layout!

Yikes on the scary weather, glad you are safe!!