My personal challenge this month was to see how far I could make the kit go, in terms of the quantity of layouts I could create with only using the kit, and some of my own cardstock. This all started when I was going to make a mini album and document the many years of my two very close friends. I have years of photos, and wanted to take a glimpse of each year and make it into a mini book. Well, the small format was just not working for me. It gave me a feeling of small-ness. I know that sounds profound. But being the friend of white space, I went with a new approach for me. I took what was going to be a 6x6 book and super-sized it to 8 1/2 x 11. This friendship is too important to me to keep small. So it will now have it's very own album in my library of photo albums.
Here is how it is coming along.
One of my go-to methods is to work a variation on a theme. And this book is no exception to that theory. The basic format is 8 1/2 x 11. I keep in stock large quantities of basic card stock. This happens to be 80 pound textured cream. It's a great stock. As mentioned before, the pattern papers in this kit were ever so lovely. The Pink Paislee Clam Bake is featured on this page. The attempt was to maintain the tone of the photo with the color of the paper. I added a Crate Paper border strip to the bottom. A small piece of the 6x6 Jillibean Soup paper compliments the corner on the right. All that was left to do was add embellishments. The printed label layered with 'joy' and a few stickers from the Crate Paper alpha labels + that adorable felt leaf were all that was needed to give this layout the beauty I was seeking. Did you notice the mini white tag? I trimmed that down from the large white blank tags that were part of the add-on kit.
Please forgive the wonky photo. Ah...I just plain repeated myself from the first page up top. The only difference is that instead of the trimmed white tag, I added a meaningful quote. If you knew these girls of mine, you would understand how true this quote to me is.
That is all for this post. But so far I have put together five pages, and there is more to come. AND...I have three other projects in the gallery due out this weekend...so hopefully you are seeing how far this kit will go for you and what you want to create.
I will come back next time and share the rest of the layouts with you. And see if I diverged from the main sketch any.