it's time for STORY HOUR! i'd been eagerly awaiting playing with this one since i first saw it - crate's storyteller line was one of my very favorite releases this show. working with it just confirmed that. =) with all the new and not in stores items in this release, the addons sold out lightning fast - but april & co are doing their best to up the numbers for april so it doesn't happen again.
this month, we all chose an piece from studio calico's pinterest boards to inspire one of our pages. you can find my inspiration piece here. i loved the rows of uneven blocks and wanted to bring that look to my page. my rows ended up being a little more uneven than those in the photo, but i still love the look. =) oh, and this is my main only LO for the month.
the "happy" frame, the asterix block, the heart banner and the tone on tone chevron shapes were all cut with my cameo. i used a martha stewart vintage doily punch and cut it in half up in the top corner. i used an old fiskars arrow punch as well. and i couldn't resist adding a little punched confetti to the mix. ;)
this one is my favorite for this month. =) when i sat down to do this page, i couldn't decide which pics i wanted to use... so i decided to make it a 2pager. ;) the green polka dot paper is my FAVORITE - it's just the perfect color of green. it's a little busy as a background, but since my photos have the chalkboard behind sam, they stand out well so it works. as a contrast, i wanted to keep the first page of the layout more neutral, so i settled on cutting a large title w/ the bebas font on my cameo. i went with a tone on tone affect for the title, totally inspired by marcy penner. but my FAVORITE detail on this page? sam's name written on the label.
i absolutely loved all of the tags in this months kits - from the jbs tags to the pack of tags + tickets in ILLUSTRATED. when i started this layout, i pulled a bunch of them together and just started layering elements over and under them. my titlework was done with the stamps from NARRATIVE - i chose to double stamp a few of the letters to add a little visual interest. i also snuck in a little washi from the shop - just another way to add in some layers.
i caught this photo of me + ben reading before bed when i did a week in the life in early february, and knew it needed to be on a page. i went with a simple design - basically an uneven grid. i used one of the jbs stickers for my title, and filled the glassine envelope that some of the bits from the kit were packed in with yet more confetti. ;) the map envelope in the kit was too cool not to use - especially when i noticed that mine had reading, PA on the flap! i punched a circle to draw attention to that little detail. i also misted a few punched stars with mister huey's shine to accent the page.