Well, I meant to post these layouts, before I showed you that third kit I compiled. This second kit did not last much longer than my first kit of the month. Here’s what I managed to produce.
This 2 page layout documents my daughter’s move in day at college (yes, I obscured the name of said institution). The directions were provided in my class instructions and I followed them about 85%. The large rub-on from Adorn-it (not included in the kit) made a great border in the right colors.
These two pages were the other class layout and I followed them 95%. The only significant change was in how I did the white cardstock section. The class directions suggest using a craft knife to cut out between the circles, leaving them to form a grid. Well, that would have been very time consuming so I took a swiss cheese approach and just punched out several circles – much quicker (because this month it is a competition, after all.) I think it worked just as well, even though I am biased. You can even see a little white misting there from the bit I salvaged from the bottom of the bottle I had dropped. Tags played heavily into both these pages.
This next double spread scraps some cute pictures of Duke and my son. I actually got the idea for the title from a teeny tiny sticker on a sheet by Authentique. This layout was fashioned from another old set of Creating Keepsake class lessons – and it was pretty heavily altered.
Down to somewhat limited supplies, I decided to do a single page of scenic photos from my husband’s trips to Canada. I tend to scrap the fishermen-holding-huge-fish shots first, and often the pretty nature shots are set aside for later. So I went to my 2012 trip folder and picked some snaps I knew I had not printed or scrapped. This will make a nice intro page for that year’s trip in the fishing album.
Having burned through that kit, and still in double-page mode, I finished off this counterfeit kit layout that I had started back in November of last year. You can see I hid any references on the paper to fall, fiddled with the embellishments and turned it into a wine country layout. The colors worked well for that. For some reason, it still photographs crooked.
Hmmm . . . me thinks it is time to tally my Calvinball points again . . . me thinks there should be a little bump in the numbers!!