Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reading is the Key to this KitCat Adventure

The KitCats took the summer off... but we are back! (And no, I don't mean those delicious little chocolate and layers of sweetness candy bars.)
There are now five KitCats. We are online friends who create with identical kits once a month. It is fun to see the final projects - each one just as unique as the woman who created it. A different one of us serves as the hostess each month, sending out identical kits to each KitCat. This month was my turn to hostess.

I mailed the KitCats stamped images (Stamping Bella Betty the Bookworm and Spencer the Bookworm), designer papers (Bo Bunny Learning Curve Due Date and Stripe), and an assortment of embellishments (buttons, ribbon, an office clip, and a 7 Gypsies Antique Brss Mini Key - because I do believe that books are a key to adventure). Just for fun I included a few pages from a vintage book (The American Family and School Dictionary) in this month's kit, too. The KitCats add their own cardstock and are given permission to use some or all of the kit items however they choose.



Here's my card:




I chose to use the Betty the Bookworm image.




Here are a couple of closeups so you can see the image and some of the other details a little better:






And here's a picture from an angle, allowing you to see inside my card:



My card has a lot of fun layers:




Now, let's go see what the other KitCats created...











The Crafty Ho's Challenge this week is in honor of
National Children's Day (which is celebrated on October 8)...


This is my card for the Crafty Ho Challenge.




Image: Stamping Bella Betty the Bookworm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, and Copic Spica pens
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue, Black, Cajun Craze, and Pear Pizazz
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny Learning Curve Due Date and Learning Curve Stripe and a page from a vintage book (The American Family and School Dictionary)
Embellishments: Michael's Class Traditions satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Woven Ombre ribbon (Brick Ladybug), 7 Gypsies Antique Brass Mini Key, an office clip, and an assortment of buttons

17 comments:

~Jeri~ said...

Oh my gosh! I love this Jeanette!!! So many different elements to your card! That image is adorable and love those vintage papers and the old library cards. Oooo you have that notebook punch too. I have got to find that punch! Beautiful work!!

Heather said...

This is JUST as DARLING as can be! I LOVE all the stunning layering and papers. What a fun card... and so many gorgeous things for your eyes to find as they look over the card. *doing the seat wiggle dance* it is SOOOO CUTE!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

sgc said...

Jeanette--I want this image! Your card is absolutely perfect. Everything about it is awesome. Love it! Great job! (Did I gush enough to let you know that I am crazy about this card?!!!)

Michele L. said...

I love all the detail on tis card

April said...

What a great card; I don't think I can gush as much as Sandy, because she said it all!! I need to see what the rest of your group did (and you didn't even let the cat outta the bag...geegling)

Michelle said...

I love this card! Oh my, it is so cute! I love everything about it, the image, the embellishments, the paper, the layout. Very cute!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, wow, wow - you have totally had fun with this card, I can tell! So many lush layers and the colors are so vivid and rich - beautiful coloring, beautiful scallop behind Betty - amazing card, my friend!

Hugs to you!

Lorie said...

Woohooo! Jeanette, you've worked this challenge out just beautifully! I love all the layers you've worked in, and your colors/coloring pick up the background perfectly. You brought such fun and interest to this kit with the key (I LOVED THAT), and the dictionary pages were brilliant!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful kit to work with. I sure had fun, and it looks like you did, too. You're the best!

I love ya,
Lorie

djones said...

This card is fantastic!!!! I love all the layers and papers and all the embellishments. Super fantastic my friend.

Emkay said...

This is so fun. I love all those layers!

Susan said...

Jeanette, your card is fantastic! I love the layout and the stacked layers offering peeks at all of the patterns and papers. And wowzah, all of the embellies look wonderful on here! These Bookworm images are so fun, and I had a great time creating with your kit! {hug}

Patty said...

WOW, what an amazing card. I love all of the layers and such detail you put into it. Fantastic card!

Marlene said...

Sweet card!

Thanks for stopping by my blog during "The Little Hop of Horrors" Halloween Blog Hop. Very much appreciated!

BlueInks said...

I love all of the layers and the cute DP's. Cute card!!!

little cardmaker said...

This is just awesome and the inside is such a great touch.

Imke said...

Jeanette, you did a great job with this cards and the kits. I saw every card from the other Ladies and they are all awesome !

Michelle said...

What a great card and an amazing kit! Thanks so much for putting such wonderful goodies together for us to play with. I just love the black backing that you used - it makes those color POP. And great minds think alike - I used my note paper punch too :)

Hugs to you sweet friend and wonderful kit/card.