When I first saw this kit, I knew I wanted to do atleast one layout with pictures done in sepia! It has that nice brown town to it that would be perfect! I pulled out pictures from camping, beach trip, birthday, Ezra in the sprinkler and Mother's Day at Cameron's school. I always look over the papers before I begin and get a rough idea of what papers I may use with certain photos.
I started out by getting two 8x12's from Costco. I love this size and they are only $1.49! I know the photo people at Costco well now ! hehe. I turned the one of Cameron and I in that sepia color and loved it! I thought the curry paper with flowers would be a perfect paper for it. I also got a 4 x 6 of another photo we took that day. The page came together pretty fast but I did decide to cover the outside of the chipboard frame and that took awile! I covered the frame and then had to use an exacto knife to cut along the scallops on the inside. I put some of the gems inside the flowers to give it a little bling and added the ribbon for a little more texture. Overall, i love the way it came out!
Sometimes I think I like to challenge myself by varying my work. For the 1st layout I used 2 pictures but for my second layout, i used 8 photos! I wanted to some how block them without matting them. I thought the Verde paper would be perfect! I layered the photos and decided I wanted a monogram. I was going to use the chipboard "S" but it was just a little too big so I used the thicker. I think placed eyelet brads in the center of some of the sun flowers. I used my black pen to draw stitching around the outside of all the photos. I added a few photos and gems and felt like the layout was complete. It was a quick and easy layout!
As soon as I took this picture, I couldn't wait to scrapbook it! It is Ezra's first time in the sprinkler! I decided to use my favorite paper from this kit - The dot paper (Puntos). I placed the photo on the green cardstock and then cut 2 large strips of the dot paper. I decided to do something different and place the title longwise. I covered the chipboard S with the dot paper and then used the thickers for the rest of the title. I placed the small wallet photo with a little journaling around it. I punched 4 circles out of the cardstock for the year.
I printed some beach pictures from 2004 in sepia. I have been meaning to scrap these photos for a long time! I trimmed the 3 photos to fit alongside each other. I matted the main photo and left the cardstock on the right side so I could place the title. I decided to use the thickers for the beach part of the title and stamp the "girls" part. I wanted the beach part to stand out. I used the 3 metal squares above the title. I threaded the ribbon through the gold slider and placed it under the photos to separate it from the patterned paper.
I created a collage of Cameron's birthday in photos and then matted it. I used some of the scraps from the other pages to put the date on. I decided to cut the top of the journaling card and ink it in orange to add a little more to the page. It is just a simple page but gives the basic detail: who, what, where, when, etc.
I still have 2 pieces of patterned paper left and hope to finish of the kit at some point. I thought this kit was easy to use and liked the color combination!