Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Blog Redo

Just playing with my blog today!

~Melanie

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Picnic Kit

Happy Friday!

I'm back to share my next layout(s) using the Summer Picnic kit and add-on!


Zoey and the Little Red Wagon




Here's a close-up of page 1. These 2 layouts could easily be single page layouts, so I'll show them that way too. On this page I went a little crazy with adding a few colors of droplets of my mists. The wagon sticker was my inspiration for this page. As soon as I seen the little red wagon I thought of the kids' wagon and the dog. Anytime Zoey (the dog) seen the wagon she hop in and wait for a ride.


The second layout...This is my focal page. I made the picture bigger (it's 5x7) I kept the embellishments simple to focus on the picture but yet the coordinate with my other page!



a little tip I use: to make the letter stickers stand out I outline them in a thin black marker. I used pop-dots on the wagon to make the sticker stand out.



There are tons of stickers in this kit. I turned the flat sticker into embellishment just by adding things to it like twine, the extra flower with a pop-dot, another sticker on top of the main sticker and some of the itty bitty staples from Tim Holtz.  You will also notice the green So Happy Together card now matches the green polka dot paper a little better by adding droplets of the white Mister Huey. Speaking of I hope you were able to get in on the special order Jessica put together for her members! You know I took advantage of it!



More layering! There's nothing wrong adding a sticker on top of a photo!


I like to flip the edges up to give a little dimension.



lots of layering going on here! There's stickers, pattern paper cut into shapes, labels, and washi tape!



I have 1 more layout from the Summer Picnic kit that I'll share in the beginning of August. have a great day!

Oh, did you get to see the newest kits?!?!? On the main page of the website I did notice some pictures of them!

~Melanie



Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello all!

Today I would like to share my first layout using the Summer Picnic kit and the add-on from the July Scraptastic Kit! I did a 2 page layout showcasing some cute pictures of the boys playing in the dirt along with their picnic lunch.The papers matched so well with my pictures!

A Boys Summer Day

Summer Picnic for the Boys

Here are a couple close ups:


The pieces in the kit are fab! It's so easy to layer with paper, stickers, embellishments and of course a few drops of random colors of Mister Huey's and Maya Mists. 


Again more layering of embellishments.Pop-dots are great for stickers to give them some extra height. The enjoy paper is from a sheet of pattern paper, added a sticker for more interest.


For my journaling I printed it on white and matted it on the green polka dot paper just to bring some consistency to my layout and balance some of the patterns out on each side of the layout.
Thank you all so very much for stopping by today! I'll have a few more layouts with the this to share very soon, so make sure you stop back.

~Melanie

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

opps! Layouts from June

I realized I forgot to post my June layouts from the June Scraptastic Kit. Here'a copy of the blog post from the Scraptastic Blog.
I really hope you had a chance to grab one the PB & J kit this month, it's awesome!! Love all the little pieces included. Here's the link to the kit to see it. I also used the coordinating add-on on these layouts.
ABC...YZ...
ABC...YZ  r
Here's a close-up of the fun tag I embellished to match my tag. I used a couple small circle punches for the circles and just cut those out of pattern paper. 
Chooo..cho!!!!
Here's a double page layout. I like to make double page layouts for my family album that way the pictures and journaling tell the story. 
Chooo-cho
Like I said before I love all the little items in the kit: pins, canvas banner pieces, stickers, blue alpha's, etc!
A little bit of layering. I removed the middle from a flower and just used a small piece of it here. I didn't want to overkill with the big yellow flowers, plus this way I have more for another layout.
This Friday I will have a new blog post, using the July Summer Picnic Kit, until then enjoy the rest of your week!