July 2, 2007

JULY KIT REVEAL: Autumn Leaves French Twist

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!


Addie said...

Great layouts Erica! Your leaves are such a great touch! Cute pics too!

scrapmamma said...

Wow! Great LO's Erica! I can't wait to get my kit.

{elke} said...

This kit is so awesome! I can't wait to play with it! Your LO's are fantastic!

Leah said...

Love the layouts - fantastic photos!!! Love the family photo - gorgeous! Love the RV LO title - perfect!! Can't wait to see that thar RV in parson!

*corinne* said...

**Such a fun kit this month! Luv what you did with all the papers. Great layout. My fave is "Family". Luv the pic of all of you and polka dot flowers are perfect! {{huggs}} to you!