Friday, March 12, 2010

May Day - The Story Matters Kit & SOUS!

Happy Friday all!
One of my favorite challenge blogs turned into a Kit Club in February. The Story Matters is now the name of Scrapaganza's mail order subscription kit club. They are gearing up for their official Grand Opening launch of their website in May, but since February they have been selling subscriptions to their introductory kits. I missed out on the first kit, they sold out in 10 days!  So I am signed up now, and got my first kit last week. Finally I was able to dig into it for my first layout. The only thing in this layout not from the kit is my journaling paper, the burlap flower, and the scrap I used to cut my title.  Here's the peek of the kit!

The nice thing about these kits (and I haven't tried other kits yet so I don't know if this is standard), is that they break up packs of things so I don't have to buy whole packs which never get completely used up, and then sit in my stash forever, getting old and staying unused... Here I get to sample a bunch of things and I will use up the whole kit and not be stuck with a big pack of ephemera cards I won't use up... Also, Scrapaganza has Charlene the Button Diva making exclusive buttons just for these kits. I adore Charlene's buttons, I used the red flower one on this layout. They also have a few people shopping for vintage ephemera and other vintage items to make these kits unique. I love vintage stuff on my layouts. I can't wait to use the milk bottle cap that came with this kit.

I used the sketch at Stuck On You Sketches to get my inspiration. SOUS is also one of my top fav challenge blogs, mainly because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the work those ladies do over there. Go check them out!

Here's a close up of the burlap flower.
I was at the store, looking through the accucut dies and found a flower die. I know cricuts can cut fabric but I am lazy, I didn't feel like figuring out if it can cut burlap. So I ran some burlap through the accucut. :) I spritzed the bottom flower layer with glimmermist in a color that went well with the flower button.

The leaves were cut on my cricut using Lyrical Letters. The rest of my cuts were from Songbird: the title (welded on my gypsy) and the two top layers of patterned paper. The scalloped yellow cardstock was part of the kit.

I can hardly wait to use up the rest of the kit!

And hey, if you subscribe, there are prizes to be had (if they aren't sold out of March already!). Mention that Michele sent you and I might get a prize too!  It's only $25 to subscribe for the monthly kit, and you can opt out of a kit if you don't like the sneak peek!


  1. Awesome lo...I also love those ladies on SOUS...I also love doing their challenges..I also entered....Love the papers you chosen..TFS

  2. I also became a follower forgot to mention this. Beautiful work!

  3. lovin' that burlap flower!!!!! gorgeous page :)

  4. Hello!!!!
    Oh I really love this LO and I think that kit loosk awesome because of the variety of papers! not all the same old stuff!
    I really like the neat additions to this page as well!
    Glad to see you this week!

  5. Michelle, this page is fabulous..... love the colors so vibrant I love it. Look at the flowers... Awesome page.... I am so tempted to do this sketch yet so much to do at home...

  6. What a fantastic page...I adore the color and papers you've chosen...what a great it...and those flowers are wonderful...btw...your comments on my blog humble are so incredibly talented it means so much to have your encouragement and are amazing in so many ways!

  7. aaaaw.Thank you for the toot!! Like Sandy and Leah, I too love your layout..The colors and prints are fantastic, oh! and definite fav is that flowers.. how fab..