Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Dryer Lint at Tiffany's" kit

Over the summer when all the kids were home, it felt like there was ALWAYS laundry to do. Instead of waking up and wearing ONE outfit for the day, it seems my kids chose to wake up and put on their outfit for the day, then change to a swimsuit (which of course meant they needed towels), and then after they played in the water, they put on ANOTHER outfit. YIKES!!! (I know, I should be more strict and make sure they have one outfit only for the day, and we did sometimes, but other times I didn't think twice about it).

Anyways, with all this laundry, and having all the kids home all day, some things got put on the back burner (hopefully I am not alone with this issue). It got to a point where as I pulled the dryer lint out, rather than throwing it away, I had a little pile that I kept adding to. One day I looked at that little pile and decided that I LOVED the look of all the different tones of gray together. I knew once the kids were back in school and I had a little more time that I was going to create a new kit called "Dryer Lint" and it was going to be all shades of gray.

As I began it, it seemed too blah, too black and white. It needed one little splash of color. I love the color Tiffany blue (like from the store Tiffany's). So, that was where this inspiration came from! And instead of the movie title Breakfast at Tiffany's, I am calling this Dryer Lint at Tiffany's!

Click here to download the "Dryer Lint at Tiffany's" kit:
Dryer Lint at Tiffany's - papers 1
Dryer Lint at Tiffany's - papers 2
Dryer Lint at Tiffany's - papers 3
Dryer Lint at Tiffany's - elements 1
Dryer Lint at Tiffany's - elements 2

*The sequins and tags in this kit were created using the actions at scrappincop.com

73 comments:

Robyn Fish said...

I can't tell you how much I love your kits!!! I have to tell you that a challenge I give myself every month is to only use your kits in HALF of my pages because I feel like I over-use them, lol!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with strangers like me!!~

Kaylee H. said...

So stinkin' cute!! I'm definately using this kit for my next blog design. :)

Beth's Blog said...

This one is my absolute favorite!

Angie said...

Love it! Thanks so much! I feel your pain with the laundry!

Lelia Pierce said...

I love the color combo AND the story that goes along with it! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us! You are AWESOME!

XXX

belle said...

Beautiful kit. Thank you very much.

LayseaB said...

Hahaha I love it! too clever! thank u sooo much for all your kits!

Christy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has such notions---you acted on it and created a beautiful kit! I hope you enjoy your time while the kids are at school! Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Really love this kit! I have been checking every day all summer waiting for a new kit and I am so excited about this one!
Thank you so much!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Hello busy lady!

Glad things have slowed down for you just a wee bit! HA! Things never slow down during child-rearing years, but time away at school surely does afford one a few moments to feed a passion! *wink*

I just made over my blog in black, white and shades of gray and I hear you on adding the splash of color! I'll have to thank Google for mine! No matter, your designs are always aesthetically pleasing to the eyes girl, not to mention fun to work with!

Blues being amongst my favorite hues, Tiffany is SO elegant and was also the theme of a family member's wedding just about a year ago! Got to LOVE it!

Wishing you all a lovely Fall season and thanking you dearly for continuing to share your AMAZING talent with ALL of us in Scrapland!

Love and hugs,
Linda :D

Anonymous said...

Darling kit! Thank you!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us. I do so appreciate your kits, they are always beautiful.

Paula said...

Summer, your kits are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. You are amazing, and talented.

Alison said...

Thank you so much for sharing another beautiful kit- I love your kits and am always excited to see what you do next!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Sep. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

Vanessa said...

Thank you for the wonderful kit! I love the colors and can't wait to match it up to some of my pictures.

Melanie said...

You never cease to amaze me. Thank you for another wonderful kit!!

jmutchler said...

What a beautiful kit. Love it!

The Julanders said...

THANKS so much....I LOVE your kits!

Dawn said...

Love the kit and the story behind it - I have no pain with washing or drying laundry but ALL that ironing!!! Ugh!

JLS said...

Wow! This is spinning straw into gold!!!

deb said...

What an awesome kit with a too true story about kids and clothes! LOL Thank you so much!

Cec said...

Thank you so much for yet another wonderful kit. I remember having to save dryer lint so my dd could use it as a fire starter for a tin can cooking stove at Girl Guide camp. You are right about the colours being very interesting. Back then it wasn't a case of her constantly changing her clothes (I would have stopped that pretty fast) but it was the endless loads of swim towels.
Hugs!
Cec

ileana said...

Thank you so much for another awesome kit!

Chris said...

WOW, Inspiration really can come from Anywhere. Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!! very cute.

kelly said...

Yay! I too love your kits. I started doing the same thing with dryer lint this summer as well. As I was downloading the parts to this kit I went and threw away a few piles from off the dryer! Thanks again for yet another great kit.

Toheds said...

BEAUTIFUL! I must admit, I've been stalking your blog, waiting for a new kit.

Anonymous said...

Always anxiously awaited your creative kits.Great story behind your inspiration. Thanks for adding your sophistication to your kits. Love them!

Kristi said...

Thank you! : )

Kate said...

So cute! Thank you!!!

Andi Walker said...

Thanks so much Summer - it's sooo beautiful. You're the best ever! Hugs, Andi http://hotpinkpansy.com

Madigan Family said...

there truly is "beauty all around" if you just look for it! thanks again for a great kit!

Mandy said...

Love it Sum! Pure Genius.

Suzanne said...

Love the colors of this kit. Perfect for a layout I've been contemplating! Thanks for your generousity.

Farmgirl Chaos said...

Fabulous kit! The colors are great! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

You're right! These tones are beautiful together! I often get inspired by random everyday things in blog designing, too. Weird, but it works, right?!

Thanks for sharing, Summer!

Melissa said...

I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. I wish my dryer lint was this pretty. :)

Bryan, Jaime, and Boys said...

I am always so inspired by you! You don't know me and yet... what an impact you have on my family's memories! Thank you!
P.S Love the fabric inspired flowers, ribbon etc.... It goes fabulously with the dryer lint! :)

Eric and Michelle said...

I love your work! Thank you!

Katheryn said...

I love it! Thanks so much!

Bre said...

i love this site! do these downloads work on a mac and if so what program do you recommend?

Geraldine said...

I dont know how you do it, but I just LOVE every single one of your kits! Thank you so so much for being so generous.

Geraldine said...

Thank you so so much for this new kit. I just LOVE all of the others too! I am amazed.

Emily said...

Thank you! I love it! So glad that you've got time to design again:)

Melyssa said...

I just found your site and want to THANK you from the bottom of my heart. Your kits are stunning and your generosity is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

Shannon said...

Love it!! Thanks so much!

Rena said...

I love this kit! I made headers for both of my blogs...thank you!!!

Carissa said...

haha Your title makes me giggle. Too cute! Love the colors too.

Kari said...

You make me laugh Summ! Love your ideas, your creativity as always. Hope you guys are doing well. And know that you are not alone in the chaos of summertime. Sometimes my kids would go through 2-3 outfits in a day. Lovely huh? That's what summer is all about! Living the good times and doing the laundry for it later! Love you girl!

Heather said...

I love the colors! You do graet work and you are so generous to share with all of us. Thanks so much!!

Krista said...

Your stuff is absolutely amazing! I'm so excited to add it to my collection. Thanks so much for the time, talent and effort you put into these.

Krista
whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Raechal said...

love your stuff!! thank you!

Frolicking Night Owl said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us & for all the freebies!!

Kimberly Lynn said...

I just found your blog. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your talent. Your kits are my FAVORITES (and I've done a lot of searching)!

Deanna said...

LOLOLOLOL - that name just cracks me up! As does your story - we keep a small garbage can on top of our dryer just for the dryer lint - because otherwise I'm generally too lazy to throw it away! Thanks for another beautiful kit!!

Lynne said...

Hi - just found your site - it's brilliant!!! thanks so much for sharing i've just downloaded the Fangs for the Memories in time for Halloween :o) xx Lynne xx
I'll make sure I link you when I post it on my blog xx

Zsófi(a) said...

Thank you!
It's very beautiful :-)
Thank you for all kits! I love them!

Emily said...

This one is so cute! Thanks!

Julie said...

How unique! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Welling said...

I love the colors! Thank you for the kit.

mckinkle said...

What absolutely beautiful colours Summer, I so wish I had an ounce of your amazing talent!

More importantly you are such a lovely, genuine lady.

Keryn x

Jen said...

Love the hit of Tiffany blue with the gray and white.
Beautiful

Rachel said...

Hi!! :)
Just wanted to say thank you for this kit- it's gorgeous, I love the colours and especially the touches of blue!! :)
Also, just read your tut page on grungey papers- have been wondering how that was done for ages, so thank you for sharing it!! I don't use Photoshop but will be trying soon to see if I can make it work in my program!! :)
Rachel x

katy said...

thank you so much for sharing. I really love your kits!

Anelieze + Franco Castrejon said...

I've never commented on your site before, but I've repented, so here I am. Thank you for the kits you generously provide! Being an aspiring graphic designer myself, I know how time-consuming and frustrating it is working with photoshop, computers, online storage sites, etc. You are very talented! If you ever need an online intern {if there is such a thing, haha} I'd be honored!

Have a great day :)
~anelieze
www.acastrejondesign.com

Ildiko said...

This is gorgeous set thank you
Ildiko

**Nicole** said...

Thank you, love this even more than usual!!!

Amanda said...

thanks love it. I'm big on the color grey.

pearita said...

Your pattern paper are always sweet. I love This kit so.This kit is my favorite.

Thank you thousand time for making and sharing,Summer.

Mamma Mia said...
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Mamma Mia said...

Summer - This is a gorgeous kit ... just love that "pop" of blue! Thanks for sharing. Helen x

Dani @ InspireMotivateLove said...

Thank you so much for this kit! It has to be one of my most favorites, and I just downloaded it again, since I lost the first round on my now defunct computer.
Your work is amazing! <3