July 2, 2011

I Pick You! Artful Delight

Yay - a holiday weekend! I love July 4th weekends - sun, fun, food and fireworks! Our small town's firework display has never been really huge or great, the town is pretty skimpy on their firework budget. But we still get excited and enjoy the show. We're really looking forward to it, just a couple more days :)

I received my Artful Delight July kit the other day and I've been ogling at it since I opened the box. I know I say this every month, but I really do LOVE all Artful Delight's kits, and I think the July kit is my most favorite of all I've created with.

Here is what's included..
My Minds Eye - Lime Twist 12x12 sheets (1 each)

Fly a Kite
"Genuine" Sky Paper
"Spring" Stars Paper
"Everyday" Alpha Paper
"Wish" Confetti Paper
"Soar" Fly Paper

Out of the Blue
"Boy" Spots Paper
"Remember" Argyle Paper
"Playful" Number Paper

Jillibean Soup - Watermelon Gazpacho Soup 12x12 sheets (1 each)

Ice Cubes
Orange Juice

American Crafts - Margarita 12x12 sheets (1 each)
Flamenco (has a glitter finish)

Coordinating Bazzill Cardstock 12x12 sheets (1 each)

Embellishment - colors and size may vary per kit
1 package - My Minds Eye Lime Twist - Fly a Kite Twine
1 - My Minds Eye - Out of the Blue "Family" Balloon Diecut
1 - My Minds Eye - Fly a Kite "Soar" Title Diecut
1 - My Minds Eye - Fly a Kite "Everyday" Title Diecut
1 - My Minds Eye - Fly a Kite "Wish" Title Diecut
1 sheet - My Minds Eye Lime Twist - Out of the Blue "Family" Accessories Sheet (diecut stickers)
12 - American Crafts - Margarita collection - Glitter buttons
15 - Maya Road Mini Chipboard shapes - How's The Weather
2 felt stars - Precocious Paper's Etsy Shop
1 package - American Crafts Thickers - Iguana in Melon
1 bottle - Maya Mist - Earl Gray

Every month AD has a sketch challenge. If you enter a project following the sketch and you're chosen the lucky winner, your prize is the next month's kit! That's just too awesome.

Here is the current sketch...

I love it, don't you? And here's my take...

I used the masking technique with the kit's Maya Mist to create the background, then faux stitched the outline. I also did some fussy cutting with those sweet American Crafts butterflies. I really love all the embellies in this kit (as well as the fun and colorful papers!), there are so many pretties to choose from to add to your page :)

I hope you'll join me and try the sketch for your chance to win August's kit! See here for all the details. :)

Also - Great News!
Artful Delight currently has a Design Team call - Yay!! Trust me, you'll LOVE being on the AD team - give it a try and apply! See here for all the details :)

Thanks for visiting,
Have a Happy & Safe July 4th weekend!!


  1. This lo is all kinds of adorable, Abby!!! I ordered my first Artful Delight kit yesterday! So excited. :) :)

  2. Great page Abby! I got my kit today ;) Can't wait to play with this sketch!!

  3. I LOVED this page! I actually did a layout with this kit (gasp!). I forgot to photograph it before I left though!

    Thanks for leaving me a comment on my Guest Designing post for MME! That was SO sweet of you!

  4. What a fun kit! Your layout is absolutely ADORABLE!