Friday, March 23, 2012

My next set of layouts from Scraptastic Club

Happy Friday!

I'll be add a couple more layouts I completed with the March: "Be Amazing kit" from Scraptastic Kit club.

This is me and my family from a couple years ago.... I didn't really put a title on this page but I figured there was enough wording on the chipboard pieces to use as my journaling. Just as long as I have a date on the page I can work with that.

I did some tone on tone on this page. I love this Martha Stewart doily punch. Then flicked some of the October Afternoon sprinkler's. I also used some Studio Calico Mr. Huey's mists too.

 For this layout I used Heather's sketch (which I posted below). Make sure you visit her blog too!

I used paper scraps to make my own washi looking tape. I just love washi tape so much!!!

 Here's the sketch I used from Heather

I can't believe March is coming to an end..but that means brand new April kits are around the corner! I'm super excited to start working with it!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My first 2 layouts at Scraptastic


I'm excited to share with you my first 2 layouts from Scraptastic kit club.

This is what I had posted on the Scraptastic Blog and thought I share here too...

I thought I would share a little of my thought process behind the way I scrapbook. We all have our different ways and styles which make each of our pages unique. The first thing I do after receiving the kit is  I spread it all out to get a feel of the kit: colors, theme, etc. I always match my pictures to the colors of the paper or paper colors to my pictures--sometimes this is a process all in itself. I usually print my photos at home so I can edit them and print them in different sizes.  Now I'll show you what I'm talking about and you'll notice it in my layouts. 

I have completed 4 layouts with the Be Amazing kit, today I'll share 2 of them and a few details.


One thing I was having a problem with were the bigger pieces of chipboard, they just looked so awkward on my pages. I actually called this layout done but ended up going back in to add more to the upper left corner. I decided to rip apart the chipboard pieces (the 2 you see in the lower picture-Celebrate and the journal piece.) I used just the decorative top part and tossed the bulky chipboard. It fit and looked better on my page, then I was able to overlap it without the bulk and add a brad and sticker over the top to finish it off. 

Enjoy the Journey 

Some tid bits on this layout. Again you notice the wording on the biggest picture, "Enjoy the Journey," just like the last layout I tore apart the chipboard piece and used only the top layer and tossed the chipboard. Then I  tore the edges so it looked like washi tape. (btw, I love washi tape) You'll notice I picked the colors from my daughter's outfit to match my papers and embellishments to match my theme. I used the October Afternoon Sprinkler's on my page, (actually every page I created). I don' t mist it on, rather remove the sprayer from the bottle and flick it to get the bigger drips on my pages. (and btw, I now love OA sprinkler's too!)

I hope I was able to inspire you a bit. I'll be back soon with the other 2 layouts!

Hope everyone has a chance to enjoy today!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Scraptastic Kits

Have you had a chance to take a peek at the new March Scraptasic kit? There's 2 great kits this month...we'll actually there's 2 great kits every month. This month I was able to play with the My Minds Eye kit, called "Be Amazing." Would you like to see a picture of the Celebrate Life kit? Then press this link to the Scraptastic kit page

Here's picture of the kit and matching add-on:

Here's a few peeks of my layouts. I'll be posting the full layout very soon!

I'm glad you stopped by to visit. I have to say it felt so great to just sit and play with scrapbook products...and my scrapbook room floor will certainly tell the same story. 

I just have to say if you haven't tried the October Afternoon Sprinkler's (ink mist) you have to try them. I have used many many brands and this by far is my favorite. I can' wait to get my hands on more colors. Secretly I hope to see them in more kits in the future or maybe a group buy!?!?!?!