It's Thursday so it's my day to post on the 3 Scrappy Boys blog. I got a fun kit from Heather to play with this month. I got a chance to play with the August Trio Kit and if you're interested, it's on sale. What a fun kit! In case you haven't seen this kit, here is the photo of it.
I really had fun with this kit and will have many more projects to
share. For today I'm sharing 2 layouts I created. The first is using
October Afternoon Travel Girl Papers. When I saw these papers I noticed
right away the fun circle letters that created travel related words.
So I thought it would be fun to use my small paper punch and create part
of my title with the letters. And I am loving these cute arrow stamps
too. I fussy cut a few elements, added in the cute house die cut and
created a little collage. Here is what I came up with Note: The only
thing I used on this layout that's not in the kit is the cream& red
cardstock, mists, and buttons. The yellow is from the Kate & Co
papers in the kit and the black stars paper is the Fancy Pants.
This second layout I created a much simpler style using the Fancy
Pants Memories Captured papers. I cut my papers in 2.25" squares and
created a quilt type style grid and then added a few border strips to
anchor my photo. With the fun kraft house dies I knew just what I
wanted to title my layout. I took the cream flower and misted it, which
worked perfectly, using some homemade coral mist. I then took the green
polaroid frame and created a few green leaves and just stitched down
the middle. The little black letters that spell "grandma" are Webster's Once Upon a Halloween stickers,
available in the store and even better, they're on sale. I just love
the script font and knew I needed these. I took the little metal roses
in the kit (which I used in the center of the coral flower and by my
title) and layed the petals out flat so they wouldn't be as thick in my
book and added a tiny brad in the center. I think a little pearl would
be cute too. Here's what I came up with.
You'll find I use mostly neutral backgrounds. I did mat my photo
with the turquoise in the kit. The only thing I added not in the kit is
the mist, the cream and black cardstock and the script alpha I
mentioned but you could easily duplicate this with the cardstock in the
Now...for those of you who enjoy challenges. I'll issue a Trio Kit challenge today.
My challenge to you: I challenge you to create a layout using an older kit. Anything past September works. And there's one more twist. Like I did on my Vegas layout, I challenge you to mix the paper lines in the trio kit. I want to see at least one part from each of the 3 lines in your kit.
That's it. Post your layout in the post on the Message Boards and in
our gallery by November 14 for you chance to win a $20 prize pack from 3
Scrappy Boys. So pull out those older kits and get them used up. I
can't wait to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to have you, my scrappy friends, come to the Message Boards at 3 Scrappy Boys and join us there. So far we have 3 challenges going on and we'd love to have you play along. That $20 prize is up for grabs and you could win it! Come see us!