Saturday, October 27, 2012

I {heart} this...3rd grade


Hello!


I have just 1 more layout using the October kit called Hall Pass. These are recent pictures of my son Kaden starting 3rd Grade. Since this month we are focusing on multi-pictures on our layouts, these random shots of him exploring his new classroom worked well for me!




My plan is to add journaling on the bottom where those library cards are. I want to do something creative like Q's and A's about 3rd Grade. I would be really easy to say Kaden had fun on his first day of third grade.... BORING, been there, done that. I'm thinking more along the lines of: Q: What book did you see on the shelf you are interested in reading first. 

Here's a close up using some of the stickers, journaling cards and that really cool Studio Calico paper clip! 




This pictures is focusing on the, I {heart} this word bubble. I backed the bubble with pattern paper and pop-dots. 




Hope you stop back next week, we'll be sharing out Halloween layouts using the Spookfest kit.

~Melanie

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My challenge this month at Scraptastic


Welcome to my October Challenge: Tags, Banners, and Journaling Cards Oh My!!!!!

I do believe we are focusing on multi-photos layouts  this month as well so this worked out perfectly for me!

FIRST DAY OF K



Today's layout if about Kaden's first day of Kindergarten...in 2009. I had taken a handful of photo's (ok a little more than handful, more like a bucket load!) but picked these to focus on. 

To get started, these are the Studio Calico journaling cards available in the add-on kit (everything I used on this layout is from the October Hall Pass kit and add-on) I layered them as a background pieces and added pictures, stickers, letters, chipboard, and those mistable stars.



again, more of the journaling cards used down the right side of the page. These were used as journaling tags.



Up next, is banners! The banners are from Elle's Studio available in the main kit. I cut them out and layered them behind a photo and on top another journaling card.



Here's a tag I made just by cutting a piece of the journaling card and bending the top over. Just pop a couple stickers on, tack it down with my favorite tool, the Tim Holtz mini stapler, and tada a quick embellishment. The stars were colored from Studio Calico mists. I used the red from the kit and the taxi yellow.



And with that I give you the challenge of Tags, Banners and Journaling Cards! Please be sure to link us up. You have until October 31st at midnight to complete your entry for the October Challenges. The prize for the October Challenges is a $20.00 GC to the store. Sounds like a great treat to me!

Here's the double page spread split up to 2 single pages to give you a better overview.



Thank you so much for by the blog! I do hope you join us for my challenge!

~Melanie

Monday, October 8, 2012

Learn to Tell Time


Hello all!

We are in full swing with the October Kits this month at Scraptastic Kit Club. I will be using the Hall Pass and Add-on. As of today, I do believe there are a few still available. I really enjoyed using this kit because, for some reason school layouts are on of my favorite events to scrapbook.


My first layout is of my son Kaden from about 2 years ago. We were sitting in the bleachers watching my other son's basketball practice game and I started snapping pictures of him working on his homework. Just watching his face expressions was hilarious, he had no idea I was taking pictures. 

LEARN TO TELL TIME

 

Here's a close-up picture of the embellishment cluster I put together. I loved the stamp set add-on. It's one of those that can be used over and over, very practical in my opinion. I used the "love this moment" statement on the lower part of the tag and the "The story of today 2010" on the upper part of the tag. I hadn't even noticed this set was an Ali Edwards set. I just love her products, so excited when I opened my box this month!

The stars were white, but using some mists the color can be changed very easily! I used Studio Calico, Mister Huey, taxi on my stars. I did experiment using mists and using just an ink pad. They both worked well however, I found a quick spray of mist was very simple and cleaner for my fingers. 
For the embellishmed area I just kept layering papers, sticker, paperclips, twine, letter stickers until I got the look I wanted. You'll noticed I used my favorite tool, Tim Holtz mini stapler. I use it more for looks than function.



I do hope you join me on October 18 for my October monthly Challenge. To give you idea of what I'll be doing think...tags, banners and journaling cards oh my!

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the day.

~Melanie