Saturday, April 27, 2013

Birds of A Feather Kit Co May Kit {American Crafts: My Girl, Simple Stories: Vintage Bliss}

After last month's boy kit at BOAF, I was THRILLED to see a girly kit for May :) I love butterflies and this month's kit is full of them. My big girl just put in her new butterfly earrings and my little girl has the cutest butterfly outfit - I will show you those pictures with my next round of layouts! 

Earlier this week, I posted a tutorial on how I edited the picture for this layout. I printed it 4x6 and then trimmed it for this layout. I used a sketch by Heather Landry. I just love her style so when I was stuck on how to use the American Craft Stitched Butterfly Paper, I went through her site on the hunt for a sketch. The first one I came to worked perfectly! 

I cut two of the stitched butterflies from the AC paper and reattached them on top of my layering. I also punched a few more butterflies to add below the picture.
I also want to point out that this AC paper is vellum and it wasn't exactly the shade I wanted it to be so I layered it on top of one of the green CS pieces. The embellishment clusters: 

For my next layout, I loved the polaroid frames and embellishment banners already layed out for me. 

I love the design but it felt a little flat to me, so I started layering stickers and chipboard pieces.
Have you noticed that I loved using the raindrop rhinestones on the butterflies for both layouts?
I removed all of the adhesive from the stickers and then used pop dots to give the elements dimension on the page. Oh, and my last step was to add my own stitching, using the stitch lines already on the paper as my guide.
Did you hear that we are having a crop next weekend for National Scrapbook Day? I hope to see you in the forums...don't want to miss out on Bingo, our challenges and other fun!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co. {My Mind's Eye: Collectable; Echo Park: All About A Boy}

 I'm back today with my last reveal using the April kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co. This is definitely a boy themed kit but I didn't make a single layout using pictures of boys! Today I have one of each of my daugthers. 

The first layout is based on a Page Drafts sketch. Love the sketches over there and am so happy that Linda turned me on to them! 
 This first picture taken out in a local bluebonnet field. That's hard to tell in the photo, especially since we went the first couple of days after they started blooming. The bluebonnets only last a few weeks and I wanted to go out there before everyone else found out about them!
I originally thought of "fleeting" when I thought of how my daughter will only be young a little while younger. She's in a stage where she is willingly letting me dress her in frilly dresses (her daddy actually bought this one for her!) and twirling in wide open fields. I know these moments won't last forever!  ;)
 A few closeups - I had fun misting the Studio Calico veneers! Almost everything you see is found in the kit! I did pull alphas and cardstock from my stash, along with that super cute piece of flair.
The next picture is of my youngest daughter and taken by my husband out in one of our fields, currently overtaken by wildflowers. I used April's sketch at MME for this layout!
When I asked my girls what the title should be, this is what they came up with....something that their Daddy says to them all the time when riding on the four wheeler out in our fields! I framed the 3 with the veneer - one of her last days as being a 3 year old.
 Loving arrows right now!
 A closeup of the journaling:

I had lots of fun creating girl layouts with this boy kit! :) Can't wait to get my hands on next month's kit...I will be back soon!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Birds of A Feather April Kit {My Mind's Eye: Collectable, Echo Park: All About A Boy}

Today I have for you my first set of creations using the Birds of A Feather Kit, Co April Kit. This first layout is a perfect example of how well this kit blends the two different manufacturers. I created this for the MME sketch challenge that you can see here. You have until April 16th to enter!
 The base and a few accents are from Echo Park, All About A Boy but then the main accent strip and snap shot card are from My Mind's Eye, Collectable. The embellishments are a mix of MME, EP, Studio Calico and Cosmo Cricket! Some closeups:

This next layout is a record for me! The pictures were taken on Saturday and I scrapped them on Sunday! This time I started with a MME base and then embellished with both lines. The EP element stickers brought the lazout together quickly!
I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout, from November of 2012.

And lastly, but probably most important for my house right now:
Chore jars for my girls! I started with the EP washi tape, added some EP element stickers, Studio Calico veneers, MME enamel dots and then the finishing touch with the jute. LOVE how these turned out!

Covering the craft sticks was the most time consuming part...but love them. I color coded the sticks based on types of chores to make MY life easier. This is a project that I originally pinned here but then made it my own.
Whew, what a long post! Don't forget to go enter the sketch challenge at MME with this great kit! And if you haven't picked up the kit yet, hurry! Only 1 kit left and it can be found here.