I absolutely love belonging to the Swirlydoos monthly kit club. Each kit is loaded with all kinds of goodies including beautiful patterened paper with coordinated embellies. Their website has a design team, a message board, a blog, and is full of inspiration and creativity. Check them out at http://www.swirlydoos.com/! I made my newest layout using the January kit entitled "Retro Tapestry" with the enclosed sketch, and a 12 x 12 piece of Kraft paper.
Each kit contains a sketch by a wonderful artist, Beggahuna. You can see more of her work at www.scrapbook.is/beggahuna/
I used the photos taken at my mom's 80th birthday party for this layout, entitled "Jeanne turns 80!"