on this first one, i noticed the border of one of the Sassafras papers in the main kit was actually a dress pattern...and remembered i had never documented the insanity that was last Halloween when i made Allie's costume from scratch, lol.
a HALLOWEEN layout with this kit?!
i cut the 'Halloween' with my Slice Calendar cartridge, and then since the white foam letters stood out a wee bit much, i spritzed them with some Turquoise Maya Mist...then blotted it before it dried, so that the effect kind of mimicked the blue splotches on that die-cut paper.
holy crow...just looked at 2peas, and lots of my fave Slice cartridges are 50 PERCENT OFF!! including that Calendar one i used here...INSANITY! i think i may need to add this Studio Essentials one...what a great font! this next one was ALL about the story + photo. i received this text while i was away at CHA in Chicago...stating that Allie was borrowing my purse to match her outfit for a soccer meeting...and did i think the sequined beret was too much? i had been missing her + Mike, so this text was exactly what i needed lol...and though Greg was genuinely shocked that i told her the beret was the way to go, i love that a her age she is unafraid to be different and take risks with fashion. when else could you get away with that, lol?!
i used only the En Plain Air add-on...look how gorgeous these colors are, people. and not knowing what to do with the metal frame, i grabbed a pair of beat up scissors that i use for heavy duty stuff and cut it up. it was easy as pie, and i love how it kind of mimicks that Sass border. at the top i used a snippet of the negative from one of the Sass border stickers + my Tiny Attacher to add a bit of color.
this last one was just fun to play with...i knew as soon as i saw that SC alphabet paper that i would be cutting it up to use for a title. (it is still available here in the More Patterned Paper add-on...get it now, because once this is gone, you are out of luck!) i used the other half of the glitter die-cut that i used in the Hallowen page to kind of 'base' the title. this photo from Cedar Point cracked me up...and i remember Allie telling Mike that she was going to 'school' these people on how to be a rock star, lol. i used my Star Punch to cut a few stars out of paper...i needed to 'hide' some random strangers that wouldn't clear the area (HA!). they were a bit too big, so i just trimmed them down a bit...easy to do after you punch them out, since the basic shape is already done for you!
side note: i used the Lunch Tray and Sunshine Mr. Huey mists on the white cardstock here...LOVE how they spruced things up! they won't be available in the SC Shop until November, so if you'd rather not wait that long...you can get them at 2peas. also noticed this morning that the WOOD VENEER STARS, FRAMES AND ALPHABET ARE ALSO IN STOCK NEW OVER THERE!! AND THE TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS!! i know that these have been a HUGE hit with retail stores and online shops...so get them while you can!! i can't WAIT to get mine!
side note #2: i picked up the Crate School Spirit border stickers...and ended up using them here as a nod toward guitar chords, as opposed to school theme. and seriously, they are only $2!! (why didn't i get the Phrase ones as well?!) try mixing themed product up...you'd be surprised how you can stretch your supplies that way!
side note #3: punches i used this month include: Bubbles Border, Bracket Border and Double Embossed Scallop border. in a huge surprise, April also managed to get in that Martha Stewart Medallion punch i have been using/loving for a few months now...and is attempting to get more in stock before shipping, so make sure you check back!!
side note #4: confession time. i am regretting having not picked up the Still Life add-on, and am contemplating an email to April to request she add one to my next box that ships...what do you all think i should do?! i loooooooooooooooove it.
oh, who am i kidding.
i love all of it, lol.
have a great day...and don't forget the Friends + Family promotion going on right now!