May 2, 2007

May revealed..... It's Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl!!

I can't believe it is May already! Time is flying! This month we got another great kit coming your way! I really enjoyed this line at CHA and thought it would be a great July kit since it is primarily red, white and blue but as I read the phrases on the strip strease about spring and May - I realized it would be perfect for May!

When I got my kit, I looked over all of the papers and embellishments to get an idea of the photos I wanted to scrap with it. I knew it would be perfect for mother's day, Easter, the boys and vacation.
Layout #1: Andrew had just lost his tooth so I decided these pictures would go with the kit. I created little before and after tags with the red cardstock and white sticker letters. I then used my corner rounder on the top corners to make a tab! For the photos, I simply trimmed them and rounded the top edges. Under the top photos, I put the polka dotted ribbon all the way across. I put one of the 7gypsies phrase stickers on the chipboard circle. One of my favorite part of this kit are the 2 sided journaling cards! It was very easy to journal about Andrew's new smile!

Layout #2 - This is the only layout featuring a picture not taken in April! I love this sweet picture of my boys! I have been waiting to scrap it! I really wanted stars on this layout - especially with the color scheme! I put the title on a piece of the striptease paper and added a few buttons. I trimmed the 12 x 12 patterned paper and placed an eyelet brad in each corner. Using the journal card, I was able to add wonderful and the sweet things in life titles. I double matted the photo and added the stars.
Layout #3 - We actually got some good pictures of my mom, grandma and I on Easter so I really wanted to scrap these! I knew I wanted the larger photo on the flower paper - especially since I don't do many girly layouts! I cut out different strips of paper and placed the mon the blue cardstock. I distressed them with brown ink. Next I worked on the top section. I matted the photo and then placed the big I sticker tilted next to the photo. I spelled out the word love on the next paper section and placed another photo. On the 3rd strip of photo, I put a smaller photo with a phrase on it. Next I inked one of the scalloped frames and attached it. I also cut out a flower out of the patterned paper and placed a button in the center. Once I put these items on the page, I added the flowers for a final touch. I really love the way the layout came together!
Layout #4 - It is really hard getting a photo of the 5 us. On Easter we were able to get a few shots of our family. I got a 5 x7 printed and printed some smaller ones on wallets at costco (i love doing this). I picked out the background paper and matted the main photo. Next I used the computer to print the title on green cardstock. Next I placed the smaller photos at an angle and ran ribbon underneath them. I put 2 eyelets in between each set of photos. I added another phrase sticker and placed the flowers selectively on the layout.
Layout #5 - This is a very simple layout! All i used was one of the white sheets of cardstock, a journaling card, sticker letter with cardstock, and the 2 buttons and flower. I loved these photos of Ezra at the park and all of his expressions. I knew it was a page where I would really want to journal so I focused on that. Layout #6 - Last but not least! I think this one may be my favorite! I played around in photoshop to get the circle collage - its not perfect but a start! I cut out the half circle and a few strips of the patterned paper. We used the journaling cards for a title. I used my cream colored ink to ink the scalloped frame/circle and then added the words (which I outlined in red) I added a few photos for the final touch!


carrie*postma said...

thee are all great layouts!

Addie said...

Great layouts! My 3 Sons is my fav! So cute!

Leah said...

Great layouts! Love the circle collage you created and OMG - Ezra looks like such a big boy in LO #5!! Great job once again Erica!!

EmmaJ said...

I love what you did with the kit, especially the Easter and the Fabulous layouts. Great as usual!

Heidi said...

All the LO's look fantastic! I bet your happy you got so many done!

Mary said...

I like the last one best too.

*corinne* said...

**FABOlicious layouts Erica! Yes I think the last is my fave too. Terrific... I may have toscraplift that ;). Thanks for sharing and luv this months kit! Awesome, Awesome!