Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'm putting it out there...

I am applying for the KaiserCraft Design team again....
I was talking to Mick on Thursday night about how sad I was that my time was ending, and he looked at me and said "why don't you apply again?"
So I am.
They are a fabulous company to work with, and I don't think without my commitments to them this year I would have continued to scrap throughout mum's illness and following her death.
Part of the reason I was so sad to be finishing is that I only just now feel as if I am coming out of a scrapping fog.
Feeling like I am starting to get back into things again.
I am guessing they probably want some fresh faces, but if I don't apply, the answer would DEFINITELY be no right?!?!? lol

So, here I am, cap in hand(so to speak) with my application.
Some projects are old faves, some are brand spanking new!

Here is an old fave...a gorgeous little chest of drawers, decorated with some lovely 'Timeless' collection and some of the gorgeous blooms and flourishes released this year.
I loved the paper mache effect I got by inking, tearing and gluing the Timeless papers.
This was definitely a fave range...

This too I have shown before...a double page LO of my kids on holidays.
I really liked sneaking in just an extra couple of photos and journaling!
This is a new LO, featuring another fave (tehehe...maybe I should stop claiming them ALL as faves...its just so hard to pick ONE!) 'Secret Bird Society'

And some more gorgeous Blooms.
I also love these phrase rubons...(I don't think they released anything this year I didn't like LOL)

A brand new card using yet ANOTHER favourite range (and a fairly new release!) 'Chanteuse.

And a project using the amazing Ornate Frame and Chanteuse (not a brand new project, but one I haven't shared with you guys yet!)

I loved making these big flowers using the beautiful patterned papers, and mixing my cluster with some more beautiful paper Blooms :)

This is a brand new mini album, again using was inspired by my mum missing out on so many events now that she is gone.
I made the album out of envelopes, and intend to make one for each of my children.

Inside each envelope is a tag, with a little letter written to them with wise words (hah! hopefully wise!!lol) or just some feelings and advice, maybe even some photos(if I could find some that were appropriate for that occasion). Each envelope and tag represents what may be a big event in my children's lives...the birth of a baby, wedding day, graduation etc. (Mick tells me that this project is maudlin...pooh to him I say!LOL)
I have bound the album with adjustable rings so I can add to the album as I think of things.
Now, hopefully I will actually BE with my babies as these things happen, but mum's sudden death really made me realise how much-even as an adult- I still want my mum's advice, and beautiful words.

This is a brand new LO featuring the 'Class of 87' collection.
Again, I loved this collection for scrapping all my school photos. I always had trouble scrapping the school pics, but this range made it SO easy!
And my favourite 'bit'...I spelled out 'Sam' using the mini alphabet paper from the 6 1/2' paper pad ;)
A new mini album showcasing some special moments for Sammy from his year in Prep using 'Class of 87' :)
He had such a blast that I wanted to make him a special little keepsake...there are little pockets and different places for him to pop some artworks and certificates :)
I love making mini albums with different shaped pages!
And lucky last (Kudos if you made it through! LOL) some older cards I showed on the KasierCraft blog again using 'Class of 87'.
The brights in this collection are PERFECT for birthday LO's or projects! I found making these birthday cards SO quick and easy!
And a quick pic of the insides...I always decorate inside my cards ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by...And cross your fingers for me??? ;)


HarmonySweetpea said...

Gorgeous work but then that's why they've picked you before. You never know. I'm giving it a go but not holding my breath lol

HarmonySweetpea said...

Gorgeous work but then that's why they've picked you before. You never know. I'm giving it a go but not holding my breath lol

Alanna said...

Way to go for reapplying! Mick's right - why shouldn't you?? Love your work and I'm continue to be inspired by you whether or not you're on the kaiser DT!

Kerryn said...

You are in inspiration, in more ways than one.

Good luck hun.

Jasmine S said...

Wishing you all the best. Your work is just gorgeous. I love all of the above. You use the papers and embellies just beautifully.

Karen Shady said...

WTG girl xx you did it, Im so happy :)) goodluck my friend xx LOVE what you did

:) Tiff said...

the bestest of luck to you Kirsty.
Wonderful to hear that you coming thru the 'fog' and that scrapping has helped you along the way. take care my dear.

Jennifer Chapin said...

Beautiful projects Kirsty, good luck!

Lisa's Passion to Scrap said...

Good luck Kirsty, beautiful submission pieces! Love the Love always Mum album in Chanteuse! Thanks for stopping by my blog & your comments, Lisa x

Aga said...

Best of luck Kirsty xx and wow so many awesome projects to look at... they all look fabulous!!

hilde janbroers said...

will surely cross my fingers for you!! Your work is amazing!
Good luck!

Chloe :-) said...

Very very gorgeous - GOOD LUCK :-) :-) ;-)

Trudi Harrison said...

Oh gorgeous girl you have had one hell of year and you truly are such an inspiration in many, many ways.

You have certainly put together a wonderful submission and showcased gorgeous variety. Best of luck!

LesleyC said...

Goodluck. Your projects are fabulous.

Leanne said...

Fingers crossed!! Love what you have submitted...x

susie said...

Love your projects...especially the flowers you created for the ornate frame! And the Spring layout is gorgeous, too...especially like the pleated ruffle you ran down the right side. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love love love the Miss You layout of your son (I'm guessing!!) going off to school -- ! Everything is just lovely -- good luck to you!

Kathie said...

Very nice!! Love what you have done
Love Kathie