Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A little more Polka Dot...

The Polka Dot Whimsy kits come FULL of amazing papers and embellishments. Recently I was able to complete three more layouts with the "leftovers" of my April main kit.

This first layout - Happy Feet - is a true "blackmail page." Over spring break, we stopped at a Zappos outlet on the way to Louisville one day. I was in awe of all the shoes and admit I wasn't paying close attention to the boys. I turned around to find Blake goofing off in high heels. I can't believe he allowed me to take his photo! One of these days it will come back to haunt him.I liked the designs of the Studio Calico tags in the kit so much that I used several as a background behind my photo and used them for my journaling and title placement, too.
I love how adding pop dots behind the Echo Park round alphas makes them look like real vintage typewriter keys.

The Studio Calico papers in the kit were my favorite. I loved the honeycomb-looking pattern and hand cut a section out.
I also cut a few of the centers out of the honeycomb paper and added them with pop dots. Originally, I wasn't going to use a journaling box, but I made a mistake on my journaling directly on the page and had to add the journaling box (cut from the Studio Calico tags packaging) to fix it.
I used excess of the honeycomb-patterned paper layered with a strip of pattern paper and some tickets to make a corner accent.
Buttons come in every PDW kit and I loved how perfectly the blue button fit inside the larger white one. It was a cute little extra touch.

Today is my day to post on the PDW blog for Inspiration Wednesday. My inspiration was Cracker Barrel - yes, the restaurant.
When I saw the 5 & Dime October Afternoon paper, I thought of the old country store at Cracker Barrel. Then I remembered I actually had photos of the boys in rocking chairs on the porch from a recent stop.
I layered fabric and trim on my page. LOVE that Jenni Bowlin ribbon!
The kit came with a couple stamped shipping tags, but the images didn't fit this page, so I folded the tag over the top of the layout and used it for journaling.

I'm hoping my May kit will arrive soon. I can't wait to work with it!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Lots of creativity going on here, Amy! Love the layouts. I'm wondering if I have those nesting buttons . . .

especially love that "fold-over" tag idea :)