it's COUNTY FAIR time!! my favorite part of the kits this month? hands down, the stamps.
this page was made using just the january main kit, COUNTY FAIR. when i saw the chicken and the eggs on the jenni bowlin paper, i knew i wanted to do a layout about our breakfast out on the first day of winter break. and i have to admit that the chicken makes me giggle a little. ;)
the woodgrain + letter "paper" is actually from the packaging of the exclusive woodgrain alpha in the kit. i loved it so much that i decided to use it as a main element on my page. i lined my photos up next to it and then grouped my embellishments on top of it. i used a martha pinked circle punch + the gorgeous green crate paper to cover up some of the words on the "best" chipboard circle since they didn't fit the page. the number stamp is stamped with malted milk ink, and i stitched under the three to represent my three boys. to finish off the page, i looped twine around each of the veneer letters to hold them in place.
the blues and greens that pop up in all of the january kits brought to mind my photos from our trip to lake michigan. as soon as i printed these photos of ben in the waves, i knew it would be a perfect match. =)
i misted the text paper from RING TOSS with mister huey's heirloom blue and the intertwined circles mask, and then went back over with with mister huey's shine. i matted my main photo on the map paper from SHOOTING GALLERY with lots of other circle elements - a sticker, brads & buttons. i love how the break up this fairly linear layout! i loved the ormolu tags in PHOTO BOOTH and altered them a little for this page. i trimmed the yellow map tab down using pinking sheers, and then added a stamped arrow and a stitched "x" on our location. i cut "here" from there "here and there" tab to go above it, and then added a couple of cut banners alongside of the tags. i also added a scrap of a paper doily from my desk and cut the word "skipping" using my cameo + the pacifico font.
oh.this.STAMP. i love it. so.very.much. and i love how the shape echos the ladder of the playground. ack, he looks so little on that big ladder!
the stamp + the kesi'art paper inspired the design for the page. i arranged rays cut from patterned papers in ring toss with their points meeting in the middle, and then stamped right over the top of them. i stitched the patterned paper down, and added a bit of extra stitching as well. then i layered a pinked circle cut with my cameo (it's actually a to/from tag from ki memories) and added a circle sticker and my photo on top of that. everything on this page was from COUNTY FAIR + RING TOSS.
i did a lot of mixing and matching for this one, pulling my very favorite items from each of the kits. i used the main kit, COUNTY FAIR, as well as RING TOSS, SHOOTING GALLERY & PHOTO BOOTH. the graph paper under the photo is in KISSING BOOTH .
i started this page with the map paper - it was a perfect fit for the theme of the page. since it has a fairly subdued pattern, i was able to use it as a background for most of my elements. i kept the journaling as a record of our conversation - i'm not ready to start delving into the emotional side of this one. sigh.
i echoed the circle stamp from RING TOSS and the target stamp from SHOOTING GALLERY with lots of other circle elements - a sticker, brads & buttons. i love how the break up this fairly linear layout! the "you are here" was cut with my silhouette, and the pinked circle next to the photo is a martha stewart punch.
when i saw the envelopes from the old school letter set in the KISSING BOOTH addon, i knew i wanted to make a mini with them. to make the body of the mini, i folded several of the papers in half, and then wrapped two envelopes around them and stitched down the edge to hold everything in place. i'm planning to do a how to on my blog later this week.
the front is misted with mister huey's clay - i used a doily as a mask. the letters were cut with my silhouette - i used the blackout font.
the stamps from SHOOTING GALLERY were perfect for this book - love how boyish they are! i used them throughout, stamping each image several times without reinking for a distressed look. the label on the opening page is from the old school letter set. i'm so glad i picked this up - i think the extra ledger papers & envelopes will come in handy both in finishing off my december daily and in my project life album.
each page is fairly simple - a monogram + banner, a sticky note with journaling, and some little bits and bobs to dress it up. i made sure each page had something overhanging the edge for added interest.
happy just barely wednesday! ;) we have another busy day of friends, lego assembly and video games planned, so i'm scheduling this post in advance. trying to enjoy as much of winter break with my boys as i can!!