Wow - it has been awhile since I blogged! Life is crazy having everyone home for summer! I have hardly had a chance to just be on the computer!
July is here and we have a fun, new kit to work with. I decided to change it up this month and order some bright colors from the Autumn Leaves French Twist line. Although the paper is not 2 sided (which I normally prefer), there are some really unique designs. 2 of the sheets of paper have a diecut edge.
I just got back from traveling so I didn't get too much time to scrapbook but managed to whip a few out. I have been so excited to try this kit out!
Layout #1 - I started with the whimsical notebook sheet of paper. I knew I wanted to use a canoe photo from a camping trip last summer. I have been waiting to scrap this photo of my nephews and brother-in-law. I took my exacto and cut around a few of the swirls to help frame the photo. Next I matted the photo in the green and then the black paper. I doodled dots on the green mat and then placed a few buttons and chipboard to accent it. After adhering the photo on the page, I placed some of the orange ribbon below it and then the black & white ribbon. I added a few buttons to the swirls and then put the word CANOE in the awesome Scenic Route chipboard letters. It was a great memory to capture!
Layout #2 - We just got back from vacation and got a few new family shots. This is one of them. I placed it on the green cardstock. Next I cut 2 strips from the striped paper. I matted themm both in black cardstock. I knew what I wanted to say for the title, so I placed all my letters on the side. I wanted the RV to stand out so I used the outside of the chipboard letters. Next I picked out a few buttons and chipboard circles to go along the top of the photo. I created a small photo corner out of buttons and the layout was complete!
Layout #3 - We just took some family photos in Idaho so I decided to scrap one of those. I loved the blue/green paper in this kit. I decided to mat the photo in the blue cardstock and add a little curve to the bottom of it. I then placed the family title along the curve. Next I hand drew 3 leaves and 2 stems. I then cut around them but made sure some of the black still showed. I placed one on each side of us but had a longer stem on the left side. I had fun making this quick and easy little accent!
So far I just have 3 layouts but I have lots of things left over and hope to make 2 or 3 more in the next week! Happy Scrapping!