If you haven't checked out this month's design team gallery, you should do it now! There are so many creative and inspiring ideas in there this month! Things I never would have thought of and things I want to try now!! Everyone really outdid themselves!!
All of the kits sold out super fast this month again… There is just one Add-On left: Wildflower and it is actually one of my favorites! It is perfect for Spring!! The Add-On Paper is still available too so you could always snag that and then add in some of your own alphas and embellishments if you didn't get the kits you wanted.
This month my layouts were all about the boys! The kits were a perfect fit for lots of the photos that I took up in Utah last summer and luckily for me I just edited and printed them recently so they were all waiting and ready to go!! I love it when I don't have to sit down to edit and choose pictures before scrapbooking! It makes it so much more fun for me when I can just grab the photos and dive in!
First up is "Milestone"……
This one talks about Matthew finally losing his two front teeth last year after what seemed like waiting forever and watching all of his friends lose theirs before him. He was super excited and I think he looks super cute in these pictures without his teeth!!
Loved those Studio Calico label stickers that were in the main kit and the American Crafts Thickers from the Mossy Knoll kit that I used for the "M" above. Such a great color and font!! Extras that I used included the Maya Mist in Hydrangea Blue and the Mister Huey's Mist in Bonny Blue. I also covered the chipboard stars with the Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium and then sprinkled glitter over the top of that. Used the American Crafts Precision Pens in .01 and .03 for the journaling and the lines.
Next is "I Absolutely Love Your Laugh"…….
It's rare for me to get natural looking pics of Tyler because he hates to have his picture taken and doesn't quite feel comfortable in front of the camera. So when I can get him giggling like this and I can capture some shots of him laughing and just being himself, I really truly cherish it!
Typically I use a lot of plain cardstock for my backgrounds…. but I loved this American Crafts paper from the main kit and thought the subtle pattern was effective without being distractive, so I used it as my background here. Used the same precision pens for the doodling and journaling. Used a mix of the Thickers and other alphas for a fun title. On the chipboard star you see above I misted it with Mister Huey's Applejack and then Calico White over the top of that to tone it down a little.
Finally is "N"……
More of those pictures that I just love and don't really know why…. I know his eyes are closed and so you may not think I would love these but do. It is so Nathan and how he often tries to hold back his cutest little giggles but then he can't anymore and eventually they come bursting out. He has the cutest laugh ever and these photos remind me of it!
This one is pretty simple. I created a garland using a Martha Stewart punch and then I stitched all the circles together with my sewing machine. Then I just added a cluster of things underneath the photo and left it at that. I used the Mister Huey's Schoolhouse Mist on the chipboard star. That's about it for this one. Oh and I used the Precision Pens again for the journaling and doodling here. Let me know if you have any questions about anything! Have fun with your kits!!!