Making It Manly!

By Jenni Calma

November 10, 2013

Hi there!  It’s Jenni here to share a layout I did using the November ‘Home Sweet Home’ kit and some of the Add-On kit ‘My Happy Place.’

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One of my favorite things about the DT reveal at the beginning of the month is to see how everyone interpreted the same products into a variety of amazing pages…a great sign of a well put together kit!  Another great sign is being able to use the same kit for masculine, feminine and neutral pages.

There is a recurrent theme of triangles in this kit, in the form of papers, embellishments, exclusive die-cuts and the stencil that work perfectly with those…I love the retro colors and pattern of this background paper from Basic Grey and  matching canvas feather.

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I have had this photo (a REAL Polaroid) up on my board for years.  It is of my husband with one of his oldest and closest friends from college.  The photo captures their real, true, honest smiles and I love that it was taken off center.

I wanted to grunge it up a bit using the stencil and the exclusive stamp from the October Kit.  I used some chalkboard paint to provide contrast and bring out the blacks in the photo.  I used the stencil with modeling paste that I didn’t tint, just left it white and it really popped on the chalkboard paint.  I used a couple die cuts from the Crate Paper ‘Close Knit’ collection, part of the Add-On, clustered them in the left corner with this gold star clip and feather from Basic Grey. Scrapbook Circle has begun adding exclusive die-cuts as part of their kits.  One of my favorite ways to customize my pages is to cut lots of these digital files on white cardstock and then watercolor them to match the page or a piece of my project.

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My favorite part of this page is this sticker that is from Fancy Pants that says “THINK HAPPY, BE HAPPY.”  That embodies these smiles to me!  My husband is very supportive of my scrapbooking and everything I document, but I know this is the kind of page that he would prefer!

Make sure that you stop by the Idea Gallery to see how the other girls were inspired using the same products!  Whether you use your kit to ‘make it manly’ or whether you are documenting a newborn baby, share your creation with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my manly tribute 😉


3 Comments on “Making It Manly!”

  • I totally in love with scrapbooking… and I like this layout, very creative and detailed.. Thank you for sharing.. 🙂

    November 10th, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  • Cool

    November 10th, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • […] layout is a complete contrast to my last Designer’s Choice page.  My last post was called “Making It Manly.”  I had written that a sign of a well put together kit is in the diversity of products, allowing […]

    November 24th, 2013 at 5:01 am

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