Thursday, November 11, 2010

Whippoorwill Reveal and Giveaway...

I SO much enjoyed this month's Midnight Rooster kit, Whip-poor-will.  What a darling and nostalgic name too; I remember my grandma singing a song about a whip-poor-will when I was a child...

Let's get straight to my reveal:

This Homeroom paper from CP was a perfectly distressed backdrop for the calm, beachy effect I was going for on this page.

I added some chalkboard mist in Apricot to "shabby up" the Primas, and had fun creating a dark, patina effect on the PP Artisan Element frame (using Charcoal and Dragonfly mist and Ocean Soul Smooch).

Ahhhh, I could really go for a sit&read on that lanai right now, heh...

Next up:

Again with the shabby flowers, and I tried to mimic the distressing on the brick wall and transfer that onto the Artisan Element:  tans, peach, black, gold.

3rd up:

Brought in some SUPER old vellum from my stash to help unify the blue/purple/red color combo  in the this list-style journaling about my girls' unique personalities.

This month's awesome cutlery stamp was perfect for a Thanksgiving invitation:

Lastly, I created a little digital title that I housed in a "plate" and completed with the stamp cut-outs.
The fabric worked great as a "tablecloth" of sorts, and I LOVE those kitchen-themed arrows from the SC paper!


Ok, ok, so let me get to what you're all really here for, LOL, the GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm in love with that fabric. Really, really in LOVE.  And check out that stamp!
To win this beauty, please leave a comment on this post, answering this question, since I'm in a nostalgic mood today:

Share one of your very favorite childhood memories with me.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate the sweet comments many of you have left. :-)


  1. What a yummy kit - fab work with it!

    One of my favorite memories is of spending time with my grandparents in the summers. I got to have them all to my self for a few days, and I loved it.

  2. Love the projects you made! What great inspriation :)

    A favorite childhood memory...probably all those summers spent swimming at the pool. I loved the water, and still do!

  3. loving all the trims baby!! Who makes those delicious flowers! and, I gotta say I am gonna scraplift some of your details :)...ooh, yeah, fav childhood memory...age 6...Frankfurt, Germany..2 wheel orange banana seat bike with gold glitter handlebars and seat. Teaching myself to ride a bike in the side alley lined with trashcans on both sides!!

  4. Your projects are gorgeous! I especially love 'by the sea'! One of my favorite childhood memories is spending time with my grandparents on their front porch snapping peas and cracking pecans to get them ready for Sunday dinner. pecan pie- yumm!

  5. Ooo. lovely stuff!

    I love remembering our summers at the lake with all the cousins. Oh to be young again!

  6. These layouts are truly gorgeous Keri! The very top one is just so beautiful, I am speechless!

    One of my favorite childhood memories was when I was in elementary school We lived in North Carolina. Our front yard was filled with 100+ HUGE pine trees. I can remember always coming home from school on the school bus, and walking up to the house. My mom would have a blanket laid out in the grass, with an afternoon snack. My sister and I would sit there and visit with my mom and talk about our day. Such sweet memories! : )

  7. Great projects! I love the colors in this month's kit!
    Favorite childhood memory, going to midnight mass with my family and getting home to discover that Santa had come while we went out! We were spending that Christmas Eve at my grandparent's house.

  8. love your work keri :)

    my fave childhood would probably have to be christmas morning when i was about 7? i had wanted a barbie doll house in THE worst way, and my parents told me that santa wasnt able to fit the dollhouse down the chimney, which really upset me. so when i woke up xmas morning and saw the doll house, i ran and screamed and jumped up and down like a lunatic, and then played with my barbie dolls for hours - my imagination ran wild whenever i sat down to play with the dollhouse.

    since you have two daughters of your own, i know you can totally understand and relate to my childhood memory :)


  9. my fave memory is strining popcorn on string and wrapping it around the xmas tree. we would listen to xmas music and drink eggnog and just have the best time...i miss my grandparents so much, the holidays just arent the same without them :(

  10. One of my favorite memories that comes to mind at this time of year was visiting an elderly friend of my parent's who owned a bed and breakfast. She hosted an open house and every room was decorated in a theme. It was absolutely magical! Love your 'she' layout! -Alisa

  11. love your work...:)

    a favorite memory from Childhood would be playing with my dolls. i loved being a little girl i still do. every christmas i got a new baby doll to add to my collection, i still have everyone of them.

  12. Beautiful layouts, love those fabric flowers! One of my favorite childhood memories is going to the pool with my friends everyday during Summer break. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. i have a lot of memories, but my favorite memory is christmas eve at my grandmothers house when she rolled out homemade dough and made raviolis by hand. that christmas just stood out for me as a little girl - so much tinsel on the tree and christmas lights, it was very exciting!