Monday, December 8, 2008

Kraft Girls Kits

My scrappy friend Pam took on the wonderful adventure of starting her own kit club - Kraft Girl Kits. She asked me to be a Guest Designer for December. I was very honored and excited.

Click here to check out the kit. It was so much fun to work with. A nice mix of muted and bright colors.

This photo is from 2006 when Bennet was just 1 year and 4 days old. How things have changed in 2 years. I handstitched the ornament strings and bows.


A photo of Scout from last Christmas. She's wearing a bib another scrappy friend Sara thoughtfully sent us as a baby gift. I did some stitching here as well and created a little frame. Nick said that I'm stitching on every layout these days and it's true.

Journaling: It's a Wonderful Life is one of my all time favorite movies. So much so that our blog shares its name. It reminds me that the way I treat others leaves a lasting impact. That it isn't the things, but family & friends that determine wealth. No matter how many times I see it I always end up with tears running down my face. As soon as George Bailey shouts 'My mouths bleeding, Bert! My mouth's bleeding' and digs in his pockets for ZuZu's petals I'm a goner. They continue to roll as George runs through Bedford Falls as a magical snow falls. When he runs in the house and grabs the loose banister knob, something that had been one of life's problems and kisses it, I'm reminded that all the day-to-day stresses and issues are not as bad as we make them out to be. I truly do have A Wonderful Life. Clarence the Angel was right- 'No man is a failure who has friends'

And last but not least. I took a KaiserCraft Victorian Tag Album and made a little wall hanging with one of the wooden pages.


Tracy Kosofsky said...

KariAnn - I love your layouts - especially the first one!!! And the hanging tag is absolutely adorable!

Sara said...

"Zuzu's petals! ZuZu's petals!" and "Teacher says every time a bell rings another angel gets its wings." Are my absolute favorite lines from this movie. I love it so much too that Trent was almost a Bailey! And I love the lo's Kari! You are brillant my friend :)

Melissa S said...

Ooo I love the Its a Wonderful Life LO! Congrats on being a Guest Designer!

Williams Family said...

Beautiful layouts! And even the journaling about It's a Wonderful Life gets me all teared up!

.jessica jo. said...

congrats on the guest designer spot - you have awesome layouts!!!!

Jenney said...

Congrats on being guest designer!!

Love your layouts!! (and there's nothing wrong with stitching!) LOL