Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I am so lucky...(Scrapbook Circle)

I am so lucky to be on the Scrapbook Circle Design Team.  I absolutely just LOVE the kits every single month.  Here is the beautiful anf bountiful November kit:

So I started first with the Crate Paper School Spirit papers, whose colors are perfect for fall!  I arrange the photo on the "rays" page so that the center of the rays emulated from the center of my sweet little girl!

I cut out a frame, and rolled back the inside edges to expose the back side of the paper.

I cut some circles from another sheet of patterned paper to make the banner and the scalloped edge.  Stitching completes the ensemble.

The second page I did was using the gorgeous Catching Fall papers by Lily Bee.  I just love the patterns and the colors in these.  When I saw them, I thought "farmhouse" , and so that thought inspired me on this LO.

I used part of the packaging from the Jillibean Soup corrugated shapes for my title area.  I used a bunch of twine from my stash, and the dark brown burlap included with the kit.

Now these lovely little fringe flowers I learned from a tutorial HERE.  This wonderful woman has SOOO many fantastic flower tutorials...go check them out!

Next, I wanted to use some of the Bella Blvd. papers and make a more "fall" type of layout.  I stamped my background with some different stamps and some light colored inks and distressed the edges of my cardstock.  I fussy cut out all the little pieces from the papers.

For the scarecrow I used a popsicle stick (which I inked) behind him to stick him into the hay bale.  To make the hay bale, I glued a piece of burlap to a rectanlge shaped piece of chipboard, and then frayed another piece and took a whole bunch of the strands to make it look like hay!  I glued it all down with fabric glue.

Lastly, this is my favorite page, I think!  (Although I said that about each one above as I was making it.)

When I have been working with kits the past few months, I have been tending to use the papers all from one manufacturer on a page and not mixing it up as much, which I miss.  I mean, it is a lot easier to use everything from the same line because it coordinates, but I wanted to challenge myself to use a lot of the different lines together on a page and this is what I came up with!

My inspiration started with the Jillibean Soup "Nerd" journaling spot, and, well, I thought of my husband.  I had these photos of us from the Renaissance Fest a few weeks ago.  He hates when I try to take a photo of us while I am holding the camera, and he kept saying, OK, I'll smile, or I'm Ready, and I would go to click and he would purposfully look away.  Jerk.  I did get one good one in at the end.

Another fun fact about this layout.  I never used a paper trimmer or a ruler for anything on this page.  I cut all the strips by hand, and I know they are a little wonky, but that is the way I wanted it!

OK, so I have been SOOOO busy lately, as you can tell this week!!  I hope to work on a few things next week to post, but we'll see! 


Unknown said...

These turned out great, of course! Love them!!!!!

Diana Waite said...

ALL of these layouts are FANTASTIC! SBC is AWESOME!! Lisa does SO well with her kits, just makes it easy to play! :)