to say i loved the studio calico april kit would be an understatement. love just isn't the right word to describe how much fun i had putting my layouts together this month. i don't know if it's the subject matter or the combination of papers and embellishments that make you love a particular kit, but i have to put april's singing in the rain (goes on sale sunday night midnight, sunday afternoon for subscribers) as one of my top favorite kits. i got one add on, #2 make 'em laugh. i wish i'd gotten #3--moses supposes, but i was blinded by my love for the below buttons that come in make 'em laugh. how cute are those pebbles buttons? this layout below is about how my husband and i met and fell in love. the journaling is hidden, not because it's secret, but because i didn't have a good place to put it :) when kelly saw the brown AC paper, he said, "you should do a layout about us and chemistry." he's a scientist. he doesn't see honeycombs in that paper, he sees scientific equations. i love him. i did some embossing on the pink paislee wooden letters. i'd forgotten how much fun embossing is, it's kind of magical seeing that powder melt and smooth out. if you haven't tried it, nik's got a video on the SC blog this week, it's super easy, all you need is the a sticky ink (i use versamark, but you can use a pigment ink w/ clear powder, or use the zig pen coming to the shop soon, or a glue pen works as well), the powder, and a heat gun. really fun.
|uses all add on #2 make 'em laugh, zing in powder, rouge, and mustard, tiny attacher|
this next one was a happy accident. i used make 'em laugh and the main. we got office supply tags in the main this month and i had a fun time misting them. i was going to emboss one, but it didn't quite work. but now i know :) i love this one because i finally got a well loved photo scrapped. there's not really a story behind the picture, but the happy accident made scrapping it in a meaningful way possible. makes me happy.
|singin' in the rain, add on #2 make 'em laugh, zing powder in white and leaf, and mr. huey in applejack|
SC partnered with cosmo cricket this month for some exclusives, and this background paper is one of them. it was so light and floaty, once i actually had it in my hands, i knew exactly what i was going to do with it. i love how this one turned out. the papers from the main and add on are so happy together, this layout proves it. see the cute pebbles button again? :)
|singin' in the rain, add on #2 make 'em laugh, zing powder in mustard|
i put this one together while i was at the church waiting for pianos to be tuned for our piano club festival that happened this last weekend. i had to stay while two tuners worked on 7 pianos. it was so easy to just grab the kit and spread it out on a table. i love that striped paper from websters pages very much, it's so cheery. another misted tag and another embossed flag. sensing a theme? i was having fun with el zing-o! :)
|singing' in the rain, zing powder in apricot|
well, there you have it. full reveal is in a couple more days, so i leave you until then. have a lovely weekend!