Saturday, February 16, 2013

Working the Kit

Participating in the Layout A Day Challenge is certainly giving my kit a workout.  While I'm not using it for every layout, it is a great resource to have on hand.  In the past I have stored my kit in one of those Iris boxes, but I find that it's hard to see all that I have available to me.  I am fortunate that a good portion of my finished basement is dedicated to my scrapping, so I have decided to use the space to set up a card table to keep my monthly kit visibly ready to go.  I can spread things out a bit and nothing gets lost at the bottom.  And to keep things moving forward for the next month, I placed a plastic bin underneath the table to start collecting supplies for the new kit to come.  Seems like I worked out a system for this fast paced scrappy life I've signed myself up for!  I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

So, here are 3 more layouts I have created from my February kit, "Prep School":

The blue and green theme of the kit really shines through as I look at all three of these layouts stacked up on the blog.  I love that color combination.  

On "Half Girl Half Bunny", you can see I got very brave with my mists.  I loved the idea of using old chipboard letters as a mask to create my title.  I will definitely use this technique again as I am thrilled with the results.

I struggled with the design on "Proud as a Peacock".  It took way too long to make this one work, but I am pleased with the results.  The October Afternoon peacock paper was a MUST for this page (and mimics a similar paper in the inspiration add-on kit) and I had fun creating those peacock feathers - complete with washi detail.

The last layout also has a "proud" theme.  I love the use of the varsity letters and the notebook edge to really bring home that scholastic theme.  This layout was inspired by the LOAD prompt of scrapping something you hear.  This was a phrase my parents said to me every morning before school.  I pried off the medallion from one of my drum major plaques to use as an embellishment.  I don't have these achievements hanging on my walls anymore, so it gets more glory here than sitting in a box in the attic.

My kit is coming down to just scraps, which is a good feeling.  Glad to be creating and documenting so many memories.


  1. these three layouts are just great Lynette! the peacock feathers are particularly inspired! your kit is working great and I love the colours too.

  2. WOW! These pages are amazing! Very hard to pick a have! Looooove the misted title on the first page, the feathers on the second and how you used your plaque for an embellie! SUCH amazing pages!

  3. beautiful pages.

    i tried setting up a side table for putting things out on, but the kids, and hubby, think it's a dumping ground for everything and everything they don't want to put away - I'm taking it down this week and dumping their stuff in the bin if it's not gone by tonight.

  4. I completely agree with Glorygirl! But I think the middle is my favorite. I love how you used those "feathers"!

  5. Fabulous pages!!!!!! I loved the masked title on the first page, the feather cut paper on the second and that you were able to use a piece of your history on the third!!

  6. Love your misted title on the bunny page - great way to use (and re-use) precious chipboard letters.

  7. All 3 layouts are great, but my fav is the 1st one, with a gorgeous misting work! love it!