This post to share my kit layouts using the April kit is WAY overdue. But here they are nonetheless. :) I used a lot of the digi options this month. From the diamond template for the Longwood Gardens page to the Stamp Brushes made into cut files (You Float My Boat!)…there are so many options for using these digital elements and they are really a great value. If you missed out on an add on and stamp you really wanted, give the digital stamp brush a try. :)
I’m finally getting around to sharing my pages for the month of January. I’ve been meaning to post but keep getting sidetracked. :) Can you relate at all? (And by the way, speaking of sidetracked… if you are still hoping to play along with my challenge in the post below…I’m keeping it open a little longer, so there’s still time!) I’ve talked before about how I decided to attack Project Life on a monthly basis rather than a weekly one. It really works so much better for me and I still feel like I’m documenting little things, moments, and life that wouldn’t necessarily end up on a scrapbooking layout but on a smaller, less daunting scale. Here’s what I did for January:
I like using the Design A page protectors as my base pages and then use other inserts that are smaller/shorter to add more space in between. This month I chose to cut down a Design F (in half basically). I love that I got more 3×4 spots to use this way! Here’s the left side:
I cut “January” with my Silhouette (I think it’s the Contribute font). The rest of the inserts are either from Geralyn’s In a Creative Bubble shop, the Studio Calico PL kits, Clementine kit from Becky Higgins or the free month printables from FindingNana (my January card printed small for some reason – I think I printed from “preview” instead of Photoshop…that’s why it’s smaller than 3×4!) Here’s the right side with the insert over it.
And then the insert flipped over and you can see the back of it and the rest of the Design A beneath.
I like to have more photos than fillers, journaling or text on the photos, and then simple embellishments. I’m still sort of finding my groove with it, but I love the first month! Only 11 more to go! :)
This kit is just so beautiful! And I love that a couple of the add ons are more boy-friendly. :) I got the main kit, Neverland, and the Tink and Hook add ons. I also used my Silhouette quite a bit, the Neverland Printables, Cut Files, and Digital Brushes, Mister Huey’s Opaque White, Taxi, Gold, and More Vellum.
This first one is using the main kit only…
I cut out some of the triangles for a fun design on this layout.
I really liked the circle cut files and decided to make a grid with them for a quick layout design.
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I finished up my title page last night. Well, I almost finished it and then ran out of ink while printing the last photo. Why does ink always seem to run out at night when you are just moments from finishing up a project? Or does that only happen to me? Anyways, after a trip to the store this morning, I slid the last photo into the last pocket and it’s done! I love the cards form SC’s Project Life kit this month! I also added in one of the printable 3×4 cards from my Bright Ideas class. The rest is just photos from our beach vacation last summer.
I used a couple digital brushes on the photos. The 4×6 has the twenty thirteen brush from this set. On the kids’ individual shots I decided to incorporate their ages. So I found pictures that worked with the shape of the number (so their faces weren’t totally covered) and then just sized my number brush to fit over the whole photo. I set the opacity of the brush so that it looks more like vellum instead of being totally white over the photos. You could do the same thing with vellum and your Silhouette actually! I like that it’s subtle but also a fun little element. It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but here’s a close up:
And that’s it! Thanks for stopping by… have you finished your title page yet? Have you finished 2012 yet? (I still have the month of December to do!)