so. every month i blog my kit layouts ahead of time and schedule the post to go live with the kit. and i had it on my to do list. and it wasn't till 5 minutes before reveal that i realized that i hadn't actually gotten around to drafting the post this month. OOPS. =) so, slightly belatedly, let's say hello to 35mm.
i've got a LOT of pages of sam swinging, but i couldn't resist adding another. these photos were too fun not to scrap. i love that he's basically out of the frame on the second photo! i used my cameo to cut the title from my photo - kind of digging this technique right now. i backed it with the woodgrain pp and then arranged the photos on my background. from there, i added the hexagon diecuts around the page and then surrounded each with a variety of shapes, including the exclusive hexagon stamp and mistable thickers.
i've played with big numbers and the cameo before, and had to try it again. i thought this would make a fun intro page to all of ben's baseball LOs for this year - the season is just starting and i'm sure there will be more! i cut the 2 to hang off the page, then traced it onto another piece of cardstock. i added strips of patterned paper over the traced 2, then laid the negative from the 2 back over the top. you could easily recreate this with printing a large 2 and then using it as a guide to handcut.
as soon as i saw this diagram paper from the lomography addon, i knew it would be the perfect fit for these photos of alex building a bridge in the sand. all the blues and yellows in this month's kit are perfect for beach pictures. my background is misted with mister huey in gold, and my title letters were cut with my cameo. i mixed tone on tone cardstock with a couple of letters cut from the diagram paper, and then did the same with handcut triangles as accents. to make the banner, i cut pieces from several of the mistable banners, misted them with mister huey in heirloom blue, then pieced them back together.
my friend becky and i recently spent the day at the offices of bhg scrapbooks etc - and i left totally amped up about this wonderful hobby. i plan to eventually do a mini book with all of the photos, but wanted to get the basic awesomeness of the day onto a page while the feeling was fresh!
i'm kind of loving arrows right now, and cut out a few that matched the arrow from the heidi swapp stamp set to add to my page. i didn't want to waste the negative, so i added that as well. i misted both the arrows and the negative with shine to make them stand out a bit more.
once i'd finished my layouts, i couldn't resist putting together a quick card. i challenged myself to use only the scraps next to my paper trimmer - no new cuts!! the circle was already punched into the diagram paper, and it made a perfect frame for the hello there stamp from brownie. from there, i just crisscrossed some strips of pp and tape left over from my "2" layout, then added stitching and embellishments.
in addition to the may kits, studio calico released 3 new project life friendly stamp sets. i use the previous sets CONSTANTLY and am so excited to overwork these as well. =) "adventure" and "good stuff" are available at studio calico, and the "oh happy day" set is an exclusive for 2peas. if all goes well (cross your fingers), i'll have a project life update featuring the 2peas set later this week.
happy saturday! i'm making cinnamon rolls for ben's sleepover buddies (they went to coco key + spent the night as an early bday celebration) and refreshing the little league site to see if we'll play today or not. there's a lot of scrapping and baseball in my future. and hopefully a nap. but i doubt it. hope you all have a great weekend!