Thursday, June 20, 2013

LAYOUT WEEK 2013, DAY FOUR: Kermit's Key Lime Pie, 12"x12"

Are you having fun with Layout Week 2013 so far?
I hope so, because I have a new layout and video to share with you today!
This one features goodies from the Crate Paper The Pier collection.

For today's layout, I created this sketch which is perfect for combining horizontal and vertical photos:

Here are some photos of the finished layout:

There are a lot of bright photos in the background paper and the photos, so I used kraft cardstock and more neutral patterns in between to create some breathing room.

The ephemera pack for The Pier collection has some really fun goodies in it with gold accents and bright colors. Love those gold polka dot Thickers from the collection, too!

Layering embellishments together adds depth and texture to your page - especially if those elements have different finishes. Here we have paper, stitching and glitter.

I made these stars myself from Martha Stewart's Crafter's Clay. On this layout they look good enough to eat! They're also super strong and light as a feather.

I filmed this layout coming together for my YouTube channel. You can watch the video below, or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: Kermit's Key Lime Pie.

Today's Day Four of our big Layout Week 2013 celebration, and there will be a new challenge every day! Today's challenge is to use the above sketch to create a new, never before seen layout. Once you've finished it, post it below in the linking system so we can all see and admire your work!
Challenge closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern USA time on Wednesday, June 26. Prize winner will be announced on Thursday, June 27, 2013.

This challenge's prize is offered by yours truly, and it includes the molds and clay needed to make the star embellishments I used in my layout and video above:

See you tomorrow with our last super fun layout, sketch and prize!
Kathryn :D

Enter the challenge by posting your take on the above sketch either as a YouTube Video Response to the above video OR by posting a link below by 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. In order to be eligible for this challenge, you must use either the YouTube Video Response system or the linking system below.

To use the linking system below, post a photo of your project online in a PUBLIC site (on your blog, flickr, photobucket, my Ning site). Whatever site you choose must be visible to everyone who participates in the challenge.

The prize for this challenge is a bundle of Martha Stewart's Crafter's Clay + Molds.

To participate in this challenge, create a layout utilizing the above sketch. Layouts may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout. Layouts must be complete with photos and journaling. One entry per location, per person (i.e. one video response + one blog link entry). Maximum two entries per person. Projects must be new, never before seen and created just for this challenge. If you enter twice, you must use two different projects.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

~Kathryn :D

Please follow these directions CAREFULLY as it affects your eligibility to win a prize:

1. Click the blue "Add your link" button below.

2. Enter the link to your project in the URL field.

3. Enter your first name AND last name in the "Name" field. Be sure to enter BOTH your first AND last names.

4. Enter your email address and only your email address in the "Email" field. Double check to make sure your email address is spelled correctly.

Here is an example of correct submission:

Name: Kathryn E. Krieger

IMPORTANT: Please check back in 24 hours to ensure your name and project are still there. Entries that are not completed correctly will be deleted and you WILL NOT be notified if they are removed.

Link Party Entries:


  1. So Cute Kathryn! I really like this layout a lot. At first I thought the MS molds were lame but I LOVE what you did with them. And those polka dot thickers! Just great! Your work is just awesome!

    1. I don't love all her molds, but she does have some cute ones like these stars! Plus, you can use this clay with any silicone molds on the market & there are tons of cool ones online.

  2. I think what I like best is that all week with every layout you have told us a story. The pictures of you two are wonderful. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Judy! We had a lot of fun on that trip to Key West!

  3. I am loving all these layouts. You really inspire me to try 12x12's - only problem is - I never take pictures!!

    1. If you keep your camera in your purse or pocket and just make it a habit to take one photo a day, it will become more natural. It's fun to take pictures and have those memories.

  4. cute! and..the making me hungry.

    1. The pie is making me hungry, too & I'm not even the world's biggest fan of Key Lime Pie. ;)

  5. Having a blast watching this week! Thank you sssooooo much! Linda Myers, Portland, Maine

    1. You're so welcome, Linda! :D I had a blast, too!