Saturday, August 20, 2011

One Kit, Two Looks

Happy Saturday everyone! I know many of you are probably wondering what's been going on with my posts - or rather my lack of posts. Well, it's been that hectic end-of-summer break/back to school time, and it seems I have been running around with at least 94 new errands to do on any given day - seriously! But I have DT reveals stacking up that I am DYING to share with you!

I just got the September BIRDS OF A FEATHER kit in, and it is gorgeous! Or as my grandmama would say, GAWJUS (normally with the word "honey" immediately following, as in, "now that is just gawjus honey."). And, yep, that's exactly what the September kit is - GAWJUS! It's full of Echo Park Victoria Gardens papers and flowers and ribbon and stickers and rub-ons and mini-frames and chipboard - oh have I got plans for it all, let me tell you! So, without further ado, here are the first two layouts I did:

I have been waiting for just the right papers to come along that I could use for this darling pic of my little niece Audrey who is dressed up as a fairy. When I saw the Victoria Gardens collection peeking out at me from my delivery box, I knew it was time! I fussy cut several of the roses from the papers and used ones from the sticker sheet that was included in my kit. A fairy layout HAS to sparkle (I'm sure it's the law), so of course I had to add stickles to my flowers.

I used Sketch 169 from CREATIVE SCRAPPERS, but I went off on my little flower tangent, so I don't think you can much tell anymore - LOL!

My second layout using my September BOAF kit is this:

I used this sketch from SASSY LIL SKETCHES:

As you can see, I stayed very true to the sketch. I loved the clean-lines look of this and (I think) the results were quite striking when using the EP Victoria Gardens papers. What do you think?

We are celebrating my son's birthday this weekend and finishing up with back-to-school stuff, but that lovely kit keeps calling my name so I am sure I will find a way to sneak in a little more scrapping time! Hope you are able to enjoy some happy craft time, too!