Thursday, October 13, 2011

Workin' the kit. Part 2

Ah...November...yes, I said November. And kits are in the hopper. Trish is gettin' busy gettin' them ready for you. In the meantime, I bring you part 2 of  Workin' the Kit. Do you remember Pt.1? If you need a refresher, go here. Last time I posted, I showed you a simple format to follow using 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, and a similar design scheme throughout the whole album. Plus, I was challenging myself to see how far the kit from October would go.  I am up to 15 layouts using October's Work In Progress Kit. I have almost officially killed it completely. I love a how did you do?

Here are the rest of the the layouts...

 As you can see I stayed with the same format. Block of pattern paper. Wallet size photo. Circle journal tag (until they ran out). And some additional embellishments to make each page unique.

 Was able to fit the lovely lacy leaf doily that Trish included. Do you not love those? Sweet and unique.

 I would add extra word strips here and there. And I intend to add the story when I put these in their album. I will use the opposite page to document where we were and what were doing.

 I added some additional detail to the white tage for this layout. Using the Big Shot, the tag was textured using a texture folder, then inked a bit on the edges and top to help the pattern stand out just a bit. I love the additional depth it gives the page.

 The kit came with some wonderful journal cards. I can't help but layer them all up.

 For this piece, I wanted to keep the look soft, so an addition of vellum over the bright pattern paper allows the pattern to still be apart of the layout, while not overwhelming it.

 These layouts have the addition of word strips that include the year and the location we find ourselves in. Such wonderful memories to have.

 Again the vellum helped to achieve a softer hue. It's like having two pieces of the same pattern paper. I encourage you to make it your own.

Last, but not really...there are more memorable photos where these came from.

Before I leave you, let's review the process::
1. choose photo. wallet sizes are a favorite of mine right now.
2. trim pattern paper that compliments the photo to 6x6. this is the basis and starting point of each page.
3. adhere the 6x6 pattern piece to the cardstock
4. adhere the photo in place. I kept this option to a few places. Review the layouts for ideas.
5. decide on complimentary pattern paper to go next to the photo.
6. add tags, circle journal tag, felt leaves, doily leaves, word stickers, and letter stickers in a pleasing manner to round out the whole page.
7. and remember...keep it simple!

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Chris K said...

Love this idea! Maybe Christmas gifts for grandparents :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi there!

Thanks Jamie for this great post!

I made a similar series of pages last Fall for my Mom and she still loves them!

And now I answer the answer to my question ;-)
Jamie, once again, you have rocked that kit!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

As always, inspired by you!

Monika Wright said...

The simpleness of this {and that is meant as a true compliment} design is so appealing and makes me want to lift it right now!

pickmepam said...

love. tybee island looks beautiful! this isn't the first time i have seen the island scrapped! wanna go!