Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#Challenge52Kits Front Row - February 2013

Welcome to February 2013 and the Studio Calico kit, Front Row.

ABOUT FRONT ROW | Lots of yellows, greens, and blues, as I mentioned in the last post, so my goal with this one was to incorporate some other colors in there!

Main kit leftover

Big Screen leftover

Junior Mints leftover

A LAYOUT | I started with this picture and the two pieces of patterned paper that I ended up using. I had also selecting a couple extra supporting pieces, but didn't end up needing them. After I cut the yellow striped paper, the rest fell into place very quickly - love when that happens!

NEXT UP | Neverland… and the Lost Boys stamp set that I just HAD to have, but not sure I ever did… thinking I should try to use it! And now I am "caught up" but we'll see if I get the extra time this weekend to work on this layout. Merry Christmas everyone!

#Challenge52Kits Block Party - January 2013

I shared this on my Instagram, but back in January 2013, I was into my 1st trimester with my daughter and so tired and nauseous, which is why I think I never liked this kit… it is one of my least favorites of all time!

ABOUT BLOCK PARTY | I don't know if it was also the colors, but it was a mix of odd colors that didn't pair all that well together - red, orange, yellow, lime green, teal, and a mucky gray… just blah!

Main kit leftover

Pioneer Drive leftover

Woodbrooke Road leftover

A LAYOUT | I had trouble getting started on this layout, mainly because I generally start all my layouts first by picking out papers to go with my pictures. So I switched gears for this layout and started with the pictures and the envelope. Once I had a bit of a direction with how I wanted those to appear on the page, I just used the orange paper that was already cut to that size as a column and embellished on top, leaving out the difficult decision of having to incorporate more random patterned and colored paper!

NEXT UP | Front Row from February 2013 - a kit that I remember as having lots of yellows, greens, and blues, so my goal this week was to wrap it up by trying to work in some variety of colors there.

Monday, December 21, 2015

#Challenge52Kits 34th Street - December 2012

I'm back to my blog, playing a bit of catch up, amidst this busy Christmas season! A few weeks ago I took out 34th Street, and wanted to try to make a non-Christmas layout for it!

ABOUT 34TH STREET | 2012 was the first year I ever (attempted) December Daily - I finished it eventually, when preordering was available for the 2013 kit, around September. Since it was my first one, I thought it would be a good idea to order extra papers and add-on kits so I'd have enough supplies to finish it haha!

Main kit leftover

Murray Hill leftover

Kris Kringle leftover

A LAYOUT | For this layout, I started with a color neutral photo that I wanted to scrap, and after trying a handful of papers, I decided on the solid pink background. I should've misted it first, but didn't think of that till after I adhered everything, so I went back with white pen to draw in some ink spots. I loved the semi-circles idea from this layout by Maggie Holmes and used it to sort of break up the hard line across the page.

NEXT UP | Block Party from 2013...