Saturday, November 14, 2009

sneak peek

Some things that inspired me when making my layouts this month:
  • Calendars. In this kit, there are some many calendar items: the stamp in the Percussion add-on, the calendar spots in the main kit, the months stamps, and the calendar paper by SC, I just had to use as many as possible. What I love about calendar embellishments is that it's okay to use them any time of the year and on any type of layout. I know lots of scrappers who date every layout (I'm not one of them, but I could easily become one). This is the perfect month for those type of scrappers at Studio Calico.
  • Non-Holiday layouts with holiday-themed items. This month, I challenged myself to create all my layouts without a true holiday theme. So far, I'm doing well. I have one layout about Greg and my love for him. Another about the joy I hope to have in the future, and another about my friendship with Cara. Maybe I'll end up with a holiday layout in the end, but for now, I'm loving the challenge.
  • Buttons. In the past, I've not been much of a button user at all -- especially big buttons (they're scary). But, this kit has a whole slew of them in the main kit so I'm trying to use them up. I've used buttons on 2 layouts so far and the earth has not frozen over yet, so I think I might continue using them in the future. Don't know what I was so scared of.
And, now, my sneaks:

This layout was made using the main kit plus the STRINGS add-on. The only items from the main are one sheet of paper and the calendar spot by Elle's Studio. You can also see a glimpse of what I believe will be a VERY popular stamp set.

All items in this sneak are from the main kit. I must admit, this kit has definitely challenged me, but I've loved every minute of it. One such challenge was the printed canvas by Donna Downey. I cut it up and sewed and sewed and I'm actually happy with the result. Fun stuff.

Lastly, this is my favorite layout this month. All the items here are from the main kit and the PERCUSSION add-on. I added some lime, blue raspberry and turquoise mist. And, I used my Claudine Hellmuth blank canvas paint on this layout as well....can't wait to show you this one. It will be a favorite of mine for a long time.

That's it for now. Be sure to leave me a comment if you have any questions.


Anonymous said...

Oh April! Such wonderful things in store for December! I can't wait to see your layouts in their entirety...and the stamps? Holy cow...must have them!
Beth Ann

Davinie Fiero said...

It froze at my house yesterday, so the temperature of the earth did shift, but it was all for the better. Love the sneaks m'dear!

Anonymous said...

Lovely sneaks! ... oooh how i love that calender stamp ;)

lisa truesdell said...

i so love what you've done - esp that last one. can.not.wait to see it!!!

Kimberly said...

I cannot wait to see more. I love all the notions and misting/stamping I see so far.

Vanessa said...

LOVE that last sneak April! Your misting is so inspiring to me

Emily Pitts said...

wow. i had no idea you didn't like buttons, especially big ones :) have you seen my "big buttons" layout?

these sneaks are absolutely lovely. i feel like i say that every time, but they really are. :) i love the canvas. i have yet to use it, but it's so dang cool!

Angela W said...

I love your sneaks! Wow! I love the stamps too!