Friday, August 29, 2008

August Member Highlight!

This month KT Crafts Design Team is happy to introduce "Patti" as our member of the month. Patti has graciously agreed to share some of her secrets and quirks with us!

1. Tell us about Patti, "behind the smile" that we see!
You all know that my number one hobby is scrapping. I also love to bake, sew and decorate. When I want to relax you can find me watching HGTV. I’m happiest when I am creating something. I don’t leave home in the morning without a list. I like to accomplish a little bit of something every day.
2. What is your favorite time of year, and why?
Summer! One word: warmth! I love the heat and feel that I’m definitely living in the wrong part of the country. LOL! When hubby and I retire, we’ll be spending our winters in Florida.
3. What got you into this paper crafting that we are all so passionate about?
I’ve been scrapping since I was a teenager. I was the Historian for a high school Sorority and needed to take pictures at every event and place them into a huge scrapbook. I got really into this hobby when I wanted to make something special after my family did the National Park Loop tour in 2001.
4. What is your favorite aspect of this paper craft?
I love to see how people use scrapbook products so differently. Bright colored patterned paper and matching embellishments make me want to run to my scrap room.
5. Your cards are always so unique, what inspires your card designs?
What mostly inspires me is people. I will think of the person that I am making the card for. I find I make the best cards when they have a purpose.
6. If you could write a book about any subject and have it published, what would it be?
Raising children with manners.
Patti, thank you for sharing yourself with us and letting us get to know you better. Once again, you have made us smile!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fall is in the air!

Here in Sweden it sure is, the trees are changing colors and it's a bit chilly in the mornings.

While we still enjoy these last days of late summer or early fall (yes, I must admit I love this time of year!) we at the Design Team has another challenge for you. This one is created by Vicki.

Use the ad layout as a sketch and create your own design with the word "fall" in the title.

Here's my layout! I love this ad sketch. I also used Dawn's technique to make the flower. It is made out of tulle to look like a clown collar!

Elisabeth's LO Barb's LO

Dawn's LO

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Brittany's "End of Summer-School" challenge

Yes! It's Wednesday again and that means a new challenge from the DT! This week the challenge is made by Brittany, take a look at it here. Join us for this end-of-summer fun!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

August 13th Challenge - School Photos!

With the themes for August being End of Summer and Back to School.
For this challenge I want you to go dig in the box of photo's or hunt up school photo's of either yourself or of your kids and create a LO with those photo's.
Could be first day photo's, school picture or anything else school related.

Barb's LO

Vicki's LO

Elisabeth's LO

Now get those school photos and create!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Challenge your Great Expectations!

With the themes for August being End of Summer and Back to School, I would like to know more about your expectations - for the start of school, the new season or anything else you or your family expect from the last months of the year.

Except for having Great Expectations as the theme, your LO should consist at least one each of the following:A square, a rectangle, a circle, an oval and a scalloped edge!
Elisabeth's layout

Vicki's Challenge Layout...

Square - Layout Page
Rectangle - Flower Box
Circle - Ladybug
Oval - Title Plate
Scallop - Flower Box Edge

Barb's Challenge Mini Album

Upload your creations in our gallery, and link to it in our challenge thread.

Have a nice week,


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Let's Play Cards" Final Hand!

All this week at KT Crafts, the Design Team is dealing out a different card challenge every day! There are way too many cards to post, but you can check them out in the KT Craft Design Team Challenge forum! Come on over and put your cards on the table. At the end of the week...see who has a "full house" of cards for future use!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Let's Play Cards" Round 4!

The DT challenge this week is to create one card and envelope (technique of the month) using the sketch below. The sketch was created by Taylor Van Bruggen of Taylored Expressions. You can check out her inspirational blog at Thanks, Taylor!

Dawn's card and envelope

Brittany's card and envelope

Barb's card and envelope

Vicki's card and envelope

Elisabeth's card and envelope