just thought i'd post my layouts for the Whodunit gallery over at Studio Calico, which just went live a few moments ago!! this kit really does have a ton to offer...
not sure if you read my post about the unexpected gift i found in my mailbox from my dear friend Joy a few weeks ago...but i wanted to do a layout about it. i picked up an infinitely useful rectangle punch at Archiver's a few weeks back, and used it to mimic the quilted pattern in the pillow. i trimmed a piece of 12x12 kraft cardstock down to 11x11 and made the bulk of the layout on that...eventually mounting it onto another piece of 12x12 kraft. spritzed the entire page with some Charcoal Maya Mist (seriously, one of my most used mists!) before getting started...and i sanded the edges of all of the pieces of patterned paper before sticking them down.
the title is obviously a play on Joy's name...and the fact that her gift brought a little piece of her to my home to enjoy...heehee (i'm silly like that). i typed the 'special delivery' over and over on the label sticker from the Studio Calico label sheet (buy EXTRAS of this...it is amazing!) before placing it at the edge of the photo and added a few of the Sassafras button flowers from the Main Kit. edged the photo and 11x11 kraft in blue paint and voila! this one kind of happened as a result of wanting to use the Tag Stamp from the 'With the Candlestick' Project Kit add-on...and then i kinda went crazy with the Seal of Approval scalloped circle punch, lol. and can i just tell you?? the vintage decals that Greg & April found to put into the In the Billiard Room add-on made me squeal...seriously. i flipped out. (surprise, lol) i left them on their backing so they would stand out a bit...i am in LOVE with them. anyway, i stamped a bunch of those tags and cut them out...lined them up and journaled right across the lines. tied a bit of red & white twine to the top of each and my journaling was done. i punched 2 holes in each of the scalloped circles and threaded some of the turquoise twine through them too...the turquoise is a HOT color, and one i know i will reach for over and over. the blue striped sticker across the bottom of the tags is from the SC Label Sticker Sheet this month (i cut it in half)...as are the green scalloped border and the scalloped circle i punched from the map sticker in that same sheet. they punch very easily, while still remaining sturdy...just one more way to use them!
now this one was just fun, lol...i mean, for the record, i could ROCK some knee-high pleather boots back in the day, ok? (ok, ok...they were my mom's, but who didn't love playing with grown-up shoes when they were a kid?!) somehow, the journaling started as a quick note about said boots, and ended up as a fashion confession of my own, lol. see what i mean?? you never know how a layout will end up once it's started. :)