July 31, 2007

AUGUST KIT IS HERE!!! We are using My Minds Eye

Again this company amazes me with the quality of their paper! Besides the paper my favorite part of this kit are the Making Memories Alphabet letters. There are 3 sheets in such fun colors!
So I took this kit with me to CHA in homes of getting to work on it. The first night we went out and enjoyed Chicago and the 2nd night we scrapped! I was able to get my first 3 pages done with the kit. The next day after the show was over, we had about 6 hours to kill before our red-eye plane left. So we did what every scrapper would do - we pulled out our kits and scrapped in the hotel lounge area - suitcases in all! It was a blast! I then was able to scrap when we traveled this past week! Fun times!

Layout #1:
I printed these pictures knowing I couldn't wait to use the striped papers with it! I did the Mccall title in the making memories letters and printed the skatepark and journaling from my computer. I used the border stripe along the left side and then matted the photos with it. I custom made photo corners. I think used my ink to make the stars brown and white. I knew they would stand out on the orange paper. As a final touch, I added the ribbon and brads.

Layout #2 - US

With 3 kids we don't get pictures together that much. Our friend Crystal took this of us in beautiful Idaho. I love the picture and had it printed in sepia. I think the layout came out good but didn't scan well (sorry). I used the orange floral paper as the background. On the left side of the paper I used ribbon and on the right side, I used the sticker strip and distressed it. I think put the word us on cardstock and put it behind the brown frame. I then cut a strip of the striped paper to put at the bottom. I used the journaling card to write a message to Larry and attached it to the photo with the frame accessory. I tied a little ribbon around the striped paper and then I was done!

Layout #3

We took a lot of pictures this summer (over 1500) so I have lots to scrap! These are some fishing pictures from Idaho. Andrew was so excited to go fishing and catch a fish! I used the dot paper (my 2nd favorite paper) as the background. I then created my fishing title with my favorite sticker letters :) and then handwrote "in the orthwest" using the rubon N for Northwest. Next I cut small pieces of ribbon to line up along the photo. I also cut a few strips of the striped paper. I again used a piece of my striped paper to mat the bottom of the photo (the striped paper is now gone). Layout #4

Next I printed some pictures of Ezra with his first Jamba Juice. He loved it and wouldn't put it down. I placed the photos diagonally on the paper and cut the sides. Next I cut 2 strips of paper from the dot paper and red floral (I have no problem using floral paper with boys). I think matted the main photo in the dot paper and cut another floral strip at the bottom.

I am not done with my kit. In fact I have a page partially done. I can't wait to use it up!

Make sure you check out the gallery on http://www.personalscrapper.com/for more layouts!


EmmaJ said...

Great layouts Erica! I really like the one of you and Larry and how vintage, lazy days of summer, and classic it looks! Can't wait to get this kit!

Leah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit and you created fantastic layouts with it!!!!

Theresa said...

Love the LOs. I also have no problem using florals on boy layouts! Great job & can't wait to get my set.

Heidi said...

Great review and I love all your layouts!