I finished up with the last couple of page kits I made last week and even pulled another patterned paper from the 100 paper stash to make one of the kits stretch over two pages. I like using die cuts but I feel a little lost as to what to do with them still. I'm glad I got to try out some things.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The next layout I made used one of the page kits I made this week with die cuts and papers from the stash of 100 patterned papers I pulled. The pictures are from our Honeymoon in Jamaica. I had never been so relaxed in all my life!
Friday, April 7, 2017
I was looking at the Paper Issues April Challenges and found a sketch challenge I wanted to do along with a Jar Challenge.
Use lots of wood veneer
To complete this challenge, I used my March Hip Kit and pulled out all of my wood veneer. I have so much stashed in these bead cases.
I think I have maybe 1 or 2 more layouts I can make with this Hip Kit before I move on to my April Counterfeit kit and those page kits I made this week. Luckily I have no shortage of challenges to complete!
I had a little bit of time this week to pull a challenge out of the Challenge Jar.
Make 5 page kits using lots of die cut pieces
The last challenge I did from the jar was also page kits and I was able to make a page with each one already. I plan to do the same with these kits. I managed to make all the kits with my 100 patterned papers - this used up 14!
Here are the page kits!
The first one was inspired by the pinata paper I pulled out and the pinata die cuts I had in my random stash. I decided I wanted to also make sure I used a 12x12 sticker sheet and letter tiles for each of these pages.
I had lots of clouds and an umbrella and raindrops so This one is a bit rainy and gray.
I pulled out the kraft hot air balloon because the challenge on the 100 patterned paper facebook page is to use up Kraft paper items this month.
At this point I just reached into the random die cut bag and pulled out that pink jar and went off of that as inspiration for the full page kit.
I liked the orange/red and yellow present and went with that as my color scheme for this kit. I'm so excited that I had several papers that would work in the stash I was pulling from!
Check back to see the pages I make with these page kits.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
This month's Counterfeit Kit inspiration kit is from Cocoa Daisy! I have been seeing these kits in lots of YouTube videos recently and they are very pretty. Here is the inspiration:
And here is my kit, Something There (I have Beauty and the Beast on the brain).
I was able to pull 9 of the papers from my 100 patterned paper stash! Exciting!
This month I am playing along with a 100 Patterned Paper Challenge group on Facebook. The idea is that you pull 100 patterned papers from your stash and set them aside to be your go-to papers when you are creating. It doesn't mean you can't go to the rest of your stash, but they are the first stop when choosing papers.
I'm excited for this. I have a ton of paper divided into 4 sections of a shelf and then a separate bin of 12x12 paper pads. I find myself always going to 1 section when I'm looking for papers so I made sure I pulled 20 pages from each section and bin. I pulled out papers I knew I purchased for specific reasons but haven't used yet. I pulled out papers that I knew would make great backgrounds. I pulled out very colorful papers, bold patterns, soft patterns, new, and old.
Here is a small glimpse at the papers I pulled. I am going to make my April Counterfeit Kit now and hopefully use some of these papers!