March 31, 2007

April's PersonalScrapper.com kit revealed.... Crate Paper!

The time is finally here! I have been waiting since I first saw this paper at CHA! It is the beautiful new Crate paper. We are using papers from both the Samantha and Brunch line! With gorgeous patterns in greens, red, purple, and blue these papers are so fun!

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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Erica, these pages are so lovely! I can't wait to get this kit!!!! I really like how you described what you did with the papers and embellishments too. It helps a lazy eye pick up on some of the detail! :)

-elke

Kell said...

I love your pages and can't wait to get my hands on these papers!

Leah said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the papers and the LO's!!

addieh said...

Great layouts Erica! I love the picture of you and Larry in Hawaii! So cute!

EmmaJ said...

Erica, I love the way you used the patterned paper on the bathtime page, and your framing work on the Maui one! Great choice of paper for the month!

M&M said...

Welcome to blogging! You are so creative, I love looking at your pages. I hope I get to see you at a crop soon. I have some things I need to get done before baby #3 gets here! Keep me on the list, okay?

Tania said...

Erica, It was fun to see a unique update. I enjoyed reading through your blog. Your "voice" really comes out. Tania