Monday, August 09, 2010

Midnight Rooster August Kit & Mini Kit Giveaway!

The Midnight Rooster August kit goes live today and it's another FUN one! I just love how Tobi and Janelle put together patterned paper from so many different manufacturers. 

For my first layout, I used family photos shot by our good friend, Justin Meyer. The base of my layout is by My Mind's Eye and from my stash. It's perfect for family photos, right?! All of the patterned paper is from the kit and I used my scalloped circle punch for each circle. I LOVE scrapping with kits but if I didn't try to incorporate some of my stash when scrapping then I would never get through everything I have. I try just to stick to kits nowadays but one thing I do allow myself to purchase is alphabets. I've had the blue Pink Paislee alphabet in my stash for a LONG time and it matched the colors in this kit perfectly so I pulled it out for the title. 

Here's a close-up...I outlined the title with a journaling pen to help it pop off the page.

I did a lot of layering here with Crate Paper patterned paper that I punched, an October Afternoon label sticker, the No. 4 was cut from Jillibean Soup patterned paper, and I punched the butterfly from October Afternoon patterned paper. 

And the rest of my title...

For my next layout, I used hysterical photos of Lily. She loves to put toys in her mouth and crawl around - hey, whatever works, right?! So, we call her our doggy. :) Nora does not do this at all so it's strictly a Lily thing. :) One of the things I love about Midnight Rooster kits is how they seem to coordinate from month to month! I used both the alphabet in this kit and the alphabet in last month's kit on this layout. I cut the October Afternoon label stickers in half and used pieces of them as a fun border. 

The alphabet in this month's kit is plain chipboard so I sprayed mine with yellow Shimmerz. 

I also used a yellow butterfly from last month's kit and the October Afternoon numbers were from a previous kit as well. 

The next layout turned out to be my favorite. I've had the swinging wild card by October Afternoon for a while and these photos of the girls swinging were perfect to go with it. Red Maya Mist was included in this month's kit. Now, I'm not normally a mister but I fell in LOVE with this red mist!!!!! I have never used this particular brand of mist before but it was AMAZING! The coverage was didn't warp my paper AT ALL and it dried SO QUICKLY!!!!! I'm definitely going to get myself more Maya Mist!!!!! My background paper is Basic Grey Basics and came from my stash. 

I used the Pink Paislee alphabet again on this layout and the Jenni Bowlin alphabet was in a previous kit. 

Here's the October Afternoon wild card and an October Afternoon label sticker. 

Finally, I've got a card to share with you. This is a great way to use up label stickers! I cut them apart and put them along the edges of my cardstock as a border. I punched out a scalloped circle and a butterfly and layered them with another label sticker. The twine is Martha Stewart. 

So there you have it! Another fun Midnight Rooster kit to play with!

And, now for this month's mini kit's what's up for grabs....

Jenni Bowlin - Geo Flower
Sassafras - Nerdy Bird, sprightly
October Afternoon - Fly a Kite, Picnic Table
My Minds Eye - Quite Contrary, Jack & Jill "How Sweet It Is"

Brown Fabric with White polkadots - 6x11
Vintage bingo card
Jenni Bowlin buttons - 2 cream, 1 orange
2 Brown misc. buttons
Purple Onion pointing finger stamp
1 yard vintage eyelet trim
1 yard brown string

Please leave a comment on my blog by Wednesday evening answering this question to be entered into the drawing and visit the rest of the design team blogs and leave a comment as well:

What product from CHA are you most 
anxious to get your hands on?


  1. Your layouts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your layouts are stunning!

    I would like to get my hands on anything cute and colorful! October Afternoon, Sassafras, Crate Paper, Studio Calico mist and papers and My Little Shoebox

  3. Love, love, love the layouts!

    I would like to get my hands on anything MME and Pink Paislee!

  4. Gorgeous LOs!!
    I'm really looking forward to Pink Paislee's new releases, particularly the Old School line and their new alphas!

  5. I am absolutely LOVING these layouts!! Just discovered your blog & I know I'll be coming back!! Love what you did with those OC labels!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. I just discoverd Midnight Rooster and your blog and I am so happy I did! You created lovely layouts and I also loved your card! I love so many things from CHA including October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Sassafras Lass, Studio Calico's mists, Pink Paislee, Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Jenni Bowlin, Curio and Wander lines by Basic Grey and on and on! Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Gorgeous layouts!!!

    I love the Pasta Fagoli (Jillibean Soup) & Restoration (Crate Paper) plus a whole lot more!

  8. I am really excited to get a hold of some new Maya Road trims and ribbons. Also the Doodlebug buttons!

  9. I'm really excited about the new school papers and embellies, especially the October Afternoon and Bo Bunny ones. And I love the OA campfire line, too!

  10. Jill, l love your layouts this month - so smart to add in items from your stash with your kits. Definitely something I need to do! I'm looking forward to some October Afternoon and of course, MME is always a favorite!

  11. October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Sassafras..I could go on and on!!

  12. Sassafras and October Afternoon!

  13. i am totally looking forward to the "we r memory keepers" seweasy - i do not have a sewing machine, so this is the perfect alternative!

  14. Gorgeous layouts!

    I am waiting on the new OA, of course.


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