Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You can really stretch a kit...

For a while I've been admiring the October Afternoon papers online, but had never seen them in person. When Personal Scrapper announced that their August kit would contain October Afternoon papers, I was thrilled. I had no idea how versatile the kit would be and how many layouts I would be able to finish with it though!

When I saw the muted earthtones, I pulled out pictures from April '06 of the boys fishing in TN with their Grandma. It was the boys' first big fishing trip and I had a ton of pictures! I was able to get all of Blake's pictures from that trip scrapbooked (even if it took 3 double page layouts and 2 singles!).
The earthtones also worked really well with our Thanksgiving family shot from last year. (This picture was AWFUL though...that was when my camera was dying on me!)
I also was able to scrapbook our playdoh fun with Adriane after Molly's graduation back in May.
One of my favorite layouts from the kit was made using a paper that I thought would be the most difficult to use. I debated cutting the flowers out of the PP, but decided instead to just cut around the edges of some so I could insert my oversized photo mat behind them. The bonus about this month's kit was that in addition to the earthtone papers, there was a collection of brights, too. I LOVED these papers!!! I was able to make a 'girly' page with a picture from a visit with my cousin Tiffany. For the past year, Tiffany has been battling brain cancer (Glioblastoma Multiform). She named her tumor, Ted, so we are all on team KILL TED!!!
When Kevin lost his first top tooth, I took a couple shots of him in the bathroom. The pics were just head shots with our light green wall background. I took this opportunity to use flowers on his page. I love how it turned out!
Personal Scrapper had a challenge to use 3 PPs, one alpha, one ribbon piece, 3 brads...I made this page. I had found the chipboard alphas for $1 at Big Lots, but the pattern on them was really ugly, so I covered them with the paper. If you see more than 3 patterns on the page...I used double sided paper! Here is another page with pictures that I had put off using. They are from August 2005! I worked the white space on these and just added some scraps of PP and brads with my title.

Yes, I've been busy scrapping at night after the boys are in bed. I think I was able to finish 16 layouts with the kit. I had to pull out cardstock from my stash, of course. Plus I added some extra alphabets and other embellishments here and there.
I went almost two weeks without scrapping because of our vacation - it was good to be scrapping again! Now I'm working on our vacation album!


anniebee said...

you've been a busy bee. your work is great. love it.

Lynette said...

You did awesome with this kit...scrapping queen!!!!