After pulling out all of the papers, I pulled out the potential pictures I would want to use with this kit. I knew the papers would be awesome for some of our Hawaii pictures from 3 years ago! I also pulled out pictures from the zoo, Cameron as a baby, Easter, and family pictures.
Page #1: Buddies...
So for the first page, i decided to use a large photo I had printed of Ezra and Andrew from the zoo the other day. I cut the photo into a circle. I matted it on the guacamole scallopped bazzill paper. Next I used the leafy ribbon and added a few of the small flowers to it! The package has 50 flowers total so I was excited to be able to use these on several pages! I used the Scenic Route sticker letters to form the title Buddies and Zoo in the lower corner. I underlined the word Zoo with the ricrac. The page did not take that long to create and I was happy with the results!
Page #2: Bath Time...
For this one I decided to do some of Cameron's baby pages. I picked the striped paper because I liked the way the yellow in the paper matched the duck. I matted the 5x7 photo with the patterned paper and cut 2 strips to surround the photos. I put the title on the scalloped circle and the rub on. Then I used blue ink for the edges. For the green and blue strips I got creative and actually used the strip at the bottom of the paper that describes the paper. Overall this was a simple page and I liked it! I also added the year at the bottom. I like that these sticker letters have upper, lower and numbers.
Page #3: Maui
I loved this picture and have been waiting for that perfect paper! As soon as I saw this sheet of paper, i knew this was the one! I took an exacto knife and cut around the teal, purple and blue flowers to frame the photo. Then I added the small assorted flowers with brads to the border. After adding the title, I took the purple eyelet ribbon to frame the rest of the photo. I added the teal ribbon with "2004" and the Bliss rubon. This page made me love the paper even more!!
Page #4: Cameron
I had these sweet black and white pictures of Cameron as a baby and i wanted to do a simple page. I mounted the smaller photo on the vanilla cardstock and teal paper. I cut a few patterned circles and squares. On the one of the circles, i wrote his age and date and put the flower clip in the middle. I put his name on the vanilla cardstock and put a red brad in between each letter. I love how this page came out.
Overall, I just love this kit! The papers are gorgeous. The backs of the papers come in a variety of beautiful colors with that weathered look. The embellishments were really fun: rubons, sticker letters, flowers, chipboard and ribbons. I enjoyed using them all and still look forward to more pages.