Monday, February 28, 2011

I Love Layout Tag at Kindred Creations!

As long as I can play layout tag at Kindred Creations, I know I will get at least one layout done a month. LOL This is the layout I did for February's layout tag.

It's also the first layout I have done keeping in mind the lessons I am learning at Karen Grunberg's 'Embrace Imperfection' class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Instead of stressing over my less than perfect pictures or the slight blurring of my stamp, I embraced the fact that I have finally scrapped these pics from over 12 years ago.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Did It Again!

I've gone almost 2 months without posting. Ugh! You would think this would be a habit by now. LOL

This month I used the kit I created for last month's KC challenge to make the layout I did for KC's layout tag. I'll be posting a pic of the layout as soon as Katie does the reveal.

I also posted a new challenge to create a themed kit.

My kit has a romantic/love theme. I used a mix of PP from Bo Bunny, MME, Basic Grey and Autumn Leaves (Foof-a-La). I also added some coordinating Bazzil cardstock. The striped BG paper allowed me to add a little pink to the black, red and cream colour palette which I used to pull my embellies together. I have flowers from Prima and Recollections (Michael's house brand), bling from Kaiser Craft and Dollarama, Prima felt borders, Making Memories metal tabs and photo turns, BG rub-ons and buttons, Maya Road chipboard flourishes and crushed velvet ribbon, miscellaneous brads, eyelets and other ribbons and Ranger Stickles in Black Diamond and Fired Brick. This is the perfect kit to get me scrapping some more of my wedding pics from 1996. And even better, with the exception of the Recollections flowers, all the items were already in my stash. I bought the flowers this week because they matched the flowers I had in my wedding bouquet perfectly.

I'm really having a lot of fun putting my own kits together and it is making me look at my stash, especially my pp, in a whole new way.