Archive for March, 2008

Mixing Albums

Last week I pulled out the Abby Comso Cricket Album from the March kit. Then I noticed that the Fancy Pants Bracket Book Transparencies that are an April add-on were the same shape on one edge. I thought that it would be fun to mix the 2 albums together to create a unique album.

The pages just alternate between the blackboard and the transparency. It really created a fun layering effect.

Here are a few of the finished pages.

(All of the paper and embellishments are from the April Kit and the Bracket Transparency set.)

You can visit the gallery to see more creations with the April kit.

Acrylic mini-album

Included in this month’s kit is a 2X3 stamp edge acrylic album. It is very fun and challenging to work with acrylic. After I broke one of the pieces (note — do not use a punch or anything metal by these), I had a blast and loved how it turned out. I cropped down school pictures of my kids and had fun with the April kit paper. Here are some pictures. I hope you enjoy this little project!

The April Kit is Up!

You can check out the April Kit here.

Just loving the bright, happy colors!

The design team has been very busy playing with this kit. You can check out their creations here.

Here’s an up close look at some of the kit.


Getting Creative with the Blackboard Mini

I am in LOVE with the Cosmo Cricket mini album from this month’s kit! I had every intention of completing the mini-album “as is”, but somewhere along the way, my mini made it’s way onto a layout. And you know what, it was just as fun!
I used one of the pages from the mini as a template and traced it onto the backside of the Jenni Bowlin polkie paper from this months kit. I then traced another template on a Hambly tranparency that I had on hand. I layered the two pieces and really liked the resulting effect! I then used the original page from the mini-album to act as my journaling block. A white Uniball Signo pen helped the journaling to stand out against the black.
Next came the fun part….I went back through past kits and used a Fancy Pants heart die-cut from the February kit to embellish my layout. A small strip of the Glitz bling from this month’s kit and some alphas from my stash helped to finish it off.
The best part? I still have alot of the mini left to play with!!! Enjoy!!!

Caution: Blackboard May Be Addictive!

Have you tried out the Abby Blackboard album that came in your March kit yet? So many fun possibilities!

I just pulled out the Fleurisite Blackboard from the March add-ons and added a piece to a card.

You may want to try out the technique I used here on the blackboard: paint it and then sand it. It’s a quick way to customize it.

Of course, it would look great if it was just left black too!

Hope you have fun playing with the blackboard!

March Sketch

This month I used Lisa’s YUM layout to create a sketch. The picture was fabulous and really made me want some cake!! haha! Hope you don’t mind 🙂

Fun times ahead

Almost all of the April kit is here. Can’t wait to share peeks in a few days 🙂

Loving the Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route + Pink Paislee paper. Embellies from Scenic Route, Kaiser, Maya Road, Scrapworks, Cosmo Cricket + a fab Heidi Swapp add-on alpha!