Monday, March 21, 2011

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet

Welcome to Make It Monday with the Kraft Outlet. Challenge #11 theme for this week is "Oh Baby, It's Spring." Use this week's theme to inspire you to create a project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday March 27, 2011.  All participants in our challenges for the month of March have a chance to be featured on our "Feature You Fridays" posts as well as be entered to win a $15.00 Kraft Outlet Store Voucher!  The more challenges you enter this month, the more chances you have to win!  Remember to follow our challenge guidelines to include either Kraft cardstock or products from Kraft Outlet on your project to be eligible for the prizes.

Before we get started with our Design Team Reveal for this fun challenge today however, we have a some news we would like to share, as well as someone special we would like to introduce. 

At the end of April, Aphra Boyler will step down from the Design Team here at The Kraft Journal to take on a new and exciting design commitment. We will miss our sweet and talented Aphra a lot (sniff, sniff), but are so excited for her as well and hope that you will make sure to visit her at her blog to learn more about her new future assignment as the time draws closer.  Though we are sad that Aphra is leaving us, we've got a special someone who will be replacing her on the team and it just so happens that she is also our Guest Designer for this challenge!  Frances Sylvia comes to us from the blog, Forever and a Year and we're so excited to have her joining us in May that we thought it would be fun to introduce you to her today, so she's playing along with us for our "Oh Baby, It's Spring" challenge.  We just know you're going to love Frances' work as much as we do and hope that you all help us give her a warm welcome to The Kraft Journal and Kraft Outlet's Creative Team! Here's what Frances has to say...

Frances Sylvia
Hello my name is Frances Sylvia and I am from Many, Louisiana. I am a spoiled wife, mother of 4 (all under 9 years old…shew!), Junior High Remediation teacher, and a totally addicted scrapbooker. My greatest inspiration comes from my family and friends in the photos, but I am also inspired by sketches, patterned paper, and what product I am currently swooning over.  My style has evolved like most, but I usually create whimsical layouts with clean lines.  There are a few elements I can not leave off a layout these days, such as, hand or machine stitching, doodling, threaded buttons, and layering. Since my time is mostly devoted to being a wife and mother, I believe that scrapbooking should be FUN!! There is no greater pleasure for me than to enjoy my family, put the kids to bed, and relive the memories that we created once again.

I am currently designing for BoBunny, The ScrapRoom Kit Co., Right at Home Scrapbooking, ScrapStreet Magazine, and My Little Bit of Whimsy! To learn more about me, visit my blog Forever and a Year...I would love to hear from you!!

Frances told us that she actually went to visit Aphra before this challenge to rummage through Aphra's Kraft Outlet supplies in order to create this adorable challenge project. Frances embellished one of Kraft Outlet's pillow boxes and used a card sleeve envelope and mini bag to create a gift card holder.

Frances Sylvia
Frances Sylvia
Again, please help us give Frances a warm welcome to the Kraft Outlet Creative Team and watch here at The Kraft Journal for her weekly projects beginning in May!

"Oh Baby, It's Spring" Design Team Reveal

Aphra Boyler
Oh Baby, It's Spring! And for Aphra, that means blossoms and butterflies. For her challenge project this week, she altered a Journal. First, she layered on some patterned papers in her favorite spring colors. Then she added a sticker and the title of her journal. To really show off the Spring theme, she added a large fabric flower and corrugated cardboard center. For the final touch, she added a butterfly die cut accented with a smashed, embellished bottle cap. To see details shots, please visit Aphra's blog My Scrappy Life.

Audrey Pettit
For this week's oh baby, it's spring challenge, Audrey made a recycled framed art project using a thrift store funky junk frame, corrugated cardboard, and lots of fun new products from the Kraft Outlet. A bit of paint and snippets of Vintage Dictionary Pages dress a background panel of recycled cardboard. Pretty patterned paper and a Buff Postcard Tag frame the Large Grungy Prim Tag, drawing your eye to the center of the piece and the sweet baby chick that's the star of the show. Audrey added detailing to the tag with Steampunk Victoriana Rubbings, more Vintage Dictionary Pages, and the ATC Label Rubber Stamps, along with a dictionary pages flower, a bit of stamping, and a X-Small Grungy Prim Tag spring sentiment.
For more details and photos, please visit Audrey's blog.

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy's card uses a sweet little image of a little girl gathering flowers.  The image is colored with Copic markers and Tracy has used layers of Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock and Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock among the card layers.  She also used a Round Metal Edge Gungy Prim Tag for the sentiment.  You can find further details about the card on Tracy's blog.

We're really looking forward to seeing what you create for this "Oh Baby, It's Spring" challenge and don't forget, the more times you enter our challenges this more, the more chances you have to win our $15.00 Kraft Outlet store voucher drawing for March! By the way, don't forget to visit us again on Wednesday for a fun Easter-themed project tutorial by the talented Kristina Harmon!


  1. Awwww...thanks for the warm welcome! I am soooo super excited to be joining the Kraft Outlet team!!

  2. Beautiful ideas and creations! Thank you for celebrating Spring..hugs ~S~

  3. My goodness the teams creations are jaw dropping..thud!!!! thank you for the great challenge.
    Frances, congrats to you. Your work is fab.

  4. will miss aphra here but looking forward to seeing more from frances:)
    lovely dt samples again this week thanks for the inspiration and the fun challenge!

  5. Beautiful creations! I am back for my second time to play!

    Saundra :)

  6. Spring is my fave time of year. Just linked up to your fun challenge. :)


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