Friday, March 1, 2013

March Is National Craft Month!!! Graphic 45's Secret Garden with Kim B

Happy National Craft Month everyone!  For the first week of March, the Cutters Creek Design Team will be bringing you a project every day to inspire you to get crafting.  Hopefully we have a good mix of projects that will appeal to all levels and types of crafters.  I will be kicking off the week with a scrapbook page using the newly released Secret Garden by Graphic 45.  So, on to my project!

I first have to say, this new release is awesome!  I love French Country and Secret Garden by Graphic 45, although Secret Garden was really calling my name.  I used my new favorite subject for my page.  This is Oliver, the kitten I received from my mom for Christmas.  He is approx. 10 weeks old in this photo and one of my favorite photos to date.  (He is now 15 weeks old.)  Since Oliver is a boy, I decided to pick up some of the blue in the patterned paper I chose.  I did the matting using my favorite tool, Perfect Layers (see my coupon code on the right side bar to get a discount!).  I also used some lavender because let's face it, I like girly, girl stuff.  I cut a 4" piece for my border on the left and then I punched a few butterflies with the leftover piece and ran them through my xyron and added crystal glitter to them to tone down the paper a bit and add some bling so it would not take away from my border piece.  I added some pearls to each of them and used micro foam squares to attach them to my layout so they look like they are in flight.  Also, in the right top corner, I used a pocket and tag from the tags and pocket set that came out with this release to do some hidden journaling and inked the edges of both the pocket and tag a bit. 

I used my Perfect Pearls Mist to color some Color Me White Cutters Creek Branded Flowers and then attached some Cutters Creek Branded Micro Roses in purple to them.  I put down some rhinestone flourishes for some more bling!  I also attached one of the chipboard tags from one of the chipboard die cut sets, added some peel offs around the edge of the photo (you can find additional peel off stickers HERE), and then added a pretty blue bow.

I hope you enjoyed my project as I sure enjoyed making it!  Please leave a comment regarding my project and tell our readers what you are doing for National Scrapbook Month.



  1. Kim you scrap page and subject is awesome! I love the new paper. And you know how much I love Oliver. He is relly growing. Hugs, Fran

  2. So flippen beautiful Kim!!! The papers are perfect and the tag is precious...and those butterflies!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! NOW...send me Oliver!! He is too cute for words!!

  3. That is a beautiful layout. Such a cute subject. Love the papers and embellishments.

  4. Great page Kim!!! I love all the little details.
    Oliver is a cutie!!!

  5. Kim
    Great layout. Love how you used the flowers and shared what you did on the layout. Plus loved how easy it was to look in the store at the products. Thanks Kathy T

  6. Gorgeous!! I love the papers and embellishments you used. Oliver is an adorable fluff ball!

  7. Thank you to Everyone who gave me such great comments!

  8. Wow..... that layout is beautiful, Kim!! And such an adorable subject! You do such good work!!
    deanna a.

  9. Gorgeous Kim! I always love your work! And of course your subject is adorable!! Happy National Crafting Month!!
    Sue B


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