Saturday, October 09, 2010

Midnight Rooster October Kit & Mini Kit Giveaway!

Good morning! It's the 9th of the month, which means the Midnight Rooster October kit will be revealed today! And I'm now able to share my work with this month's kit with you and I've got a mini kit giveaway at the end of this post! :)

For my first layout this month, I was drawn to the bright, fun patterned paper by Sassafras Lass. It was perfect for a photo of my girls playing together. I went with a black and white photo since the patterned paper was so busy. I used red Maya Mist (in a previous kit) for added texture.

The My Mind's Eye die-cut, Jenni Bowlin label sticker, October Afternoon sticker and American Crafts thickers that I used for my title are all in the kit. 

For my "N" and "L", I punched the letters from K & Co. alphabet cards I had in my stash. 

The label sticker is by October Afternoon and is included in the Thrift Shop stickers in the kit. 

My next layout was actually fairly simple because I used one of the exclusive Midnight Rooster embellishments as my main focus. My girls are so blessed to have their grandparents close by so I created this layout to honor their first grandparents day with them. I loved the red Core'dinations cardstock in the kit so I used that as my base for this layout. 

I used the Jenni Bowlin label stickers from the kit but the Basic Grey alphabet stickers came from my stash. The October Afternoon sticker is from the Thrift Shop collection and was included in the kit this month. 

LOVE, LOVE the exclusive fabric flower in this month's kit! I placed the yellow October Afternoon doily sticker behind the flower and let a few of the layers overlap my photos. 

This was my favorite layout this month. Love these photos of Lily taking a little snooze next to me in the rocking chair. The kraft envelope and black and yellow alphabet stickers (Basic Grey) came from my stash but see the cream flowers? Those are in the kit this month and they are so pretty! Love that lace trim too! 

Here's another look at my title...

The little tickets are stickers by October Afternoon and the blue doily was cut from October Afternoon patterned paper. 

Finally, I have a card to share with you this month using a lot of October Afternoon products. I used the little cream flower in the kit and the lace trim. 

And, now it's time for a little mini kit giveaway this month! Here's what you might win!

Jillibean Soup - Egg Drop Soupegg yolk
Pink Paislee - Imagine
American Crafts - Letterbox
American Crafts - Botanique

Purple Onion Stamp
Maya Road - brown ric rac ribbon
American Crafts - Brown Alphabets
Milk Caps
Chiffon Flower - handmade

To win, this lovely mini kit, just leave me a comment answering this question:

What's your favorite meal to make in the crock pot? And share your recipe to be can link me up if you want!

You have until Monday night to enter my giveaway and I'll post the winner Tuesday! Have a great weekend! :)


  1. Look at you rockin' the mist!!! Love your layouts...especially the grandparents day one! So sweet!

  2. Beautiful work Jill! No recipe to share but love seeing the girls grow and how blessed to have both grandparents so close!

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  4. hmmm my fave crock pot recipe would def. have to be for fiesta chicken! i've posted the link below - enjoy, its delicious!! :D

  5. my absolutely favorite crock pot meal is chicken cacciatore! it seems that everyone has the same basic recipe with their own "secret ingredient" thrown in to "make it their own"!

  6. Oh gosh... I am loving your layouts and card!!!!! I am going to lift your layered flower... genius!

    OK.. my favorite recipe is lamb shank stew - our own recipe:
    1 pack Lamb Shanks
    3 potatoes - peeled & cubed
    1 med. onion - chopped
    5 cloves of garlic - peeled
    1 & 1/3 tb fresh Cilantro
    1 8 oz. can Yellow El Pato
    3 small tomatoes cubed
    2 stalks celery - sliced
    2 carrots—sliced
    4 oz sliced mushrooms
    1/2 Teaspoon salt
    1 tb red wine vinegar
    2 tb olive oil
    3/4 tsp Italian seasoning

    Braise shanks. Put all ingredients into slow cooker or pot and slow cook for 3 hrs. We put the entire shank, cracked, into the pot. Goes great with red wine and quesadillas made with corn tortillas, mozzarella cheese and lots of garlic! A great meal on a cold, gray day! One of our favorites to start before working outside in nasty weather.

  7. Thank you for the chance to win. Your layouts and the mini kit look fabulous, I can't wait to see the full kit. I love to make loaded potato soup with our crock pot. this is close to the recipe we use - we use the frozen hasbrowns and more cheese

  8. I love to make chili in the crock-pot, I have no recipe, just kind of throw things in there, it's different every time : ) I recently made this which would have been even better from a crock pot!

  9. I absolutely love the layout with your sweet lil one sleeping next to you! So sweet! Also the card is beautiful!! I love my crock pot, but don't have any recipies really. My fave thing to cook in it is corned beef! I just buy it and add water (to cover it) and the seasoning packet that comes with it. Then we either make sandwiches or boil potatoes and cabage. Nice boiled dinner. Thanks for to win!!

  10. rkokes4:58 PM

    chili-hamburger, Bush's chili beans, low-sodium tomato soup, chili powder, and 4 different kinds of cajun seasoning. YUM!

  11. Just love your grandparents LO! My fav recipe in the crock pot is apricot chicken (I just make it up as i go along LOL) ... chicken pieces, can of apricot nectar, packet of french onion soup, put all in crock pot and cook!!! Serve with rice. Super easy and a family favourite :-)

  12. Great layouts!
    My fave recipe is a simple, hearty beef stew.... so good in the fall for a hearty meal.

  13. Love those layouts! My favorite is plain old pot roast! It's so easy this way! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  14. Caramel Pie.... couple of cans of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk cooked in a crockpot on high for 4-5 hours, stirring every half hour. Pour into pie shell. Cover with whipped cream and heath bar crumbles... no one will guess how easy it is to make.

  15. Chicken Taco CHili

    3 frozen chicken breasts
    1 envelope ranch dressing mix
    1 envelope taco seasoning mix
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 can rotel tomatoes
    1 can black beans
    1 can cannelloni beans
    1 can kidney beans
    1 can vegetarian baked beans (26oz)
    1 can kernel corn

    Put everything in crockpot in that order. Do not drain or rinse beans. Do not stir. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Take chicken out and shred with two forks. Put chicken back in, stir and serve.

    You can serve with tortilla chips, fresh salsa & sour cream....a little cheddar cheese...anything like that.

    Best part? The crockpot dish itself is only 3 Weight Watchers points per cup. And I've never told my husband and 3 sons, but they love it!

  16. Here's mine:

    Cute kit and love your layouts!

  17. Lovely layouts, your photos are fab! favorite crock pot meal to make is beef stew with lots of vegetables and a creamy gravy!
    Thanks for the chance to win!


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