Friday, May 6, 2011

lawn partying it up

i was so enamored with the may studio calico kit lawn party and add ons that i pressed the "order it all" button. i have done that three times in my 4 year run as a member of studio calico. the only problem? there's never enough time to use all the stuff that comes in aforementioned kit and add ons. but i did get three layouts and a card done, and since deadline time, i've already created another layout using the fabulous exclusive SC paper. it's orange polka dots folks, i so so so wish i'd had the foresight to order MORE SC PAPER. not sure what i was thinking...

the reason i ordered all four add ons? let me 'splain:

1. rope swing had the jillibean soup burlap alphas and the artisan pins from girls' paperie.

2. pink lemonade had the sticky keys alpha from october afternoon .

3. paper lanterns had the maggie alphabet from girls' paperie and corrugated houses from jillibean soup.

4. clear skies sported some lovely echo park, the corrugated frames and buttons from jillibean soup, and the crate buttons.

notice a trend? i mainly got the add ons because of the alphas. i love a good one you know. anyway, all the kits were amazing, but the main was especially so. i had a lot of fun playing with it. we got to do member lifts this month and i lifted this layout by julie fei-fan balzer or milkcan as she's known around the scrappy world.

i loved her painted tags, and when i saw the GP paper in the main, i knew i wanted to do a little painting myself. this is the result, a layout about my sweet daughter and her boyfriend. she absolutely adores him:

  • lawn party (alpha, floral paper, and orange polka paper)
  • rope swing (label stickers and tan polka)
  • pink lemonade (black polka paper and brads)
  • paper lanterns (blue and white check) 
  • claudine hellmuth paints

i made this next one for the sneaks a few weeks ago. i loved the newsprint stamp that came in rope swing, and with a little versamark and zing, i easily created a background that is fun and unique. 

my card. loved playing with the fancy pants filter papers, they are surprisingly strong and really can take nearly anything you throw at them. i got this one wet then sprayed mister huey and moved it around with my finger to break up any splotches. fun technique. love those micro alphas from basic grey!

 lawn party and mister huey piglet
 this one is probably my favorite. the design happened by accident. originally i'd planned on doing a two pager with the little photos in along line. so i printed the photos on an 8.5x11 sheet and started cutting. however, the strips looked so cool, i had to reprint so the photos would be in the right order to tell the story. the frames were just a bit bigger than the photos, so i did some fancy trimming and stapling with the tiny attacher and voila, the frames were just the right size.


Nati Tristan said...

All these are wonderful!

Aubree said...

What a fabulous splurge for you!! I just adore what you have done with the Kits!!