This month, I made a record number of layouts with the main kit. I am not really sure what was going on but I seemed to be knocking them out. I think it really helps to pre-plan the photos. I keep a 'scrapbook' file in iphoto and drag all the photos there that I think would be good for scrapbooking. I then take a look at the kit and upload the ones to Costco that I think would go well with certain papers. Once uploaded, I remove them from the 'scrapbooking' folder.
I also have a little see through wallet where I put the developed photographs that didn't quite work. Either I didn't get round to using them or they didn't quite fit. This is the first place that I check before uploading more.
I know that we all have our odd little ways of organising how and what we scrap. My little system seems to work but only really for my recent photos, I have boxes and boxes of photos from my pre-scrapping days and this is the year I vowed to sort them out. So after a lot of umming and arrhing, I decided to take Stacy Julian's Libraries of Memories class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It was quite a lot of money, quite a commitment, (nearly 5 months) and I wasn't sure if I would like her way of doing things. But I thought I should give it a shot, I do need a bit of help and direction with all those photos. The class starts later this week, I will keep you updated on my progress.
So on to my layouts:
I made these little flowers out of the cream fabric strip. I rolled them up, glued them and then glimmer-misted them pink. I then cut up the little frills, (as they reminded me of petals) and just glimmer-misted them green. I am so pleased with the results.
I used my sewing machine on this layout. I got the heart strip of fabric and just kept folding it over whilst swirling round. I then added the paper heart and put the heart pin through it.
This is one of my all time favourite wedding photos.
This was tricky for me, I loved the paper but wasn't really sure how to use it. I am very happy with the end result.
Here, I used more pink glimmer mist. You can get a bit glimmer happy, that was me on this layout. Also, wanted to use up the rest of those LYB stickers.
I like how the two cupcake holders worked on this page, also with the vintage valentines card.
I also used my sewing machine on this layout. I used it to make the ruffles out of the black crepe paper.
This was the only page I didn't manage to use. I got the photo ready, (one of my heritage photos - my gr gr Grandfather). It was on my desk, waiting for inspiration to hit when the illness sneaked into my house!! So, didn't quite get to finish it. Will do.
This is all I have left from my kit. A few stickers, some left over alphabet, some brads, bling and my fortune telling fish. I have the perfect photo that I want to use it with, just haven't found the photo yet. It is one of those boxes that I spoke about earlier!!These two layouts are from the CC kit. I am loving this kit this month, very pink!! I always scrap the CC kit after the Main Kit, not sure why but it is just how I end up doing it. I only managed to complete two layouts before the hospital ordeal. I will try to finish up though.
Ideally this is how I would use my kits every month. Get 11-12 layouts done, use up the majority of the kit so that I only have the smallest amount of things left to store. But, as we all know, it doesn't always work out that way. Anyway, happy scrapping and a happy Tuesday to you all.