Thursday, October 13, 2011

Take a broom ride over the Cuckoo's Nest!


I had the cool opportunity to be the guest designer at Midnight Rooster this month.

Midnight Rooster is a fun kit club where you get a great mix of papers from different manufacturers, coordinating embellishments, handmade notions, fabric, etc. Here is a peek at the beautiful October kit:

My favorite parts of the kit were the cute Studio Calico chipboard alphas, the handmade tags with banners and the little pins. So very cute. You can take a look at the kit, see a full list of contents and and buy one of your own here:

I have been able to create 4 pages and 2 cards so far and I'll share one of those layouts with you today. 

First off, these are some pictures that I'd been wanting to scrap for a while, pics of when my Sarah cut off her bangs. We were growing them out so they'd blend in with the rest of her hair and she would walk around holding onto her long bangs and say, "I wish I could just cut these off." Well, one morning right before church she did just that. I didn't even notice until we got to church since things are always crazy busy with us getting ready. We found the scissors and the rest of the evidence in the garbage can in my scrap room. Of course. She KNOWS she's not supposed to be in there. We had a lock on the door, too, but she figured out how to open it. We've since changed the lock and only me and my husband have a key to get in. 

The yellow background didn't photograph very well but you get the idea! It's cute paper from American crafts. I also used the handmade tags, the cute Cosmo Cricket buttons, some MME brads and Studio Calico alphas. The little blue alphas are Cosmo Cricket ones from my stash and the twine is from my stash as well. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies. Oh, and before I started I used some Jenni Bowlin paint daubers in pink and ivory and used some Studio Calico white mist. 

Aren't her bangs cute now? Not at all, I know. At least it's just hair and it will eventually grow back and look normal. Thankfully she likes to wear headbands which helps to disguise the funky bangs. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tobi will have a write-up on the Midnight Rooster blog later today and you can check back here for more of my projects as well. 

Have a great day!


Deanna said...

I had no idea! But you're right, it's just a rite of passage. LOVE your title and subtitle! Very creative. ;)

Maria Therese said...

Cool layout!!

Sherri said...

I actually think her bangs look totally cute. Super short bangs use to be all the rage. Those tags w/banners are totally cute. I want to try that myself, thanks for the heads up. This club looks pretty good. There are so many good ones popping up now. Congrats on the GDT spot.

Gretchen said...

Awesome Becky! Yay for the guest gig!!

Tobi said...

Beautiful layouts Becky! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us this month!
Tobi :)

Sarah said...

Love your layouts from the MR kit!!! GORGEOUS!

Kathy Martin said...

Fantastic page! And what a great kit! :)