Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sarah's June Projects

How's everyone on this hot, humid day?  I thought I'd finally get around to sharing some of the June projects, beginning with Sarah's (working with the "Take A Note" kit) ...
I think what always stands out in any of Sarah's layouts, is the white space and the embellishment clustering.  She has a knack for being able to include a variety of bright patterned papers and embellishments in such a way that your eye is immediately drawn to the photo and then wanders around to look at all of the wonderful little details.
Love, love, love the mottled effect on the Color Magic letter stickers.  These things are so much fun.
Again, although there is no actual "white" on this layout, the balance between the softer hues with the few bright pops of colour is perfect.
I love how she broke apart the Kaisercraft wood branch into many smaller accents and mixes them with the stars.  By the way ... you can thank Sarah for the stars in this kit.  She was the one swooning over them before I decided what would go in the kit :)
Sometimes using a particular shape over and over can be overwhelming, but it's not until you really start looking that you realize there are several different "star" representations here ... the mini wood veneer stars (of course), but also a few different sizes punched for different patterned papers.  Very subtle, but again, creates a layout with an abundance of detail ... not clutter.
Great little title comprised of a few alphabet stickers, die cut numbers and a stamped image.  I love mix-y match-y titles.
I have two of these kits left in the store.  It mixes wonderfully with last month's "The Places We Will Go" kit.
Looking ahead to the next few kits, I'm planning on a July 15th release and then not again until September 1st.  I'm really excited for July's kits.  We'll still have the regular two-sided main kit, but there will also be a sweet little mini album project kit bursting with colour.  Lots of great stuff :)
If you're local, just a quick note that the store will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, June 21st) so that I can go along on a school field trip.  I'll be open again, regular hours, on Friday (noon until 8pm) but closing a touch early on Saturday afternoon (2pm).  Strathroy is holding its annual Turkeyfest this weekend, so while Front Street will be closed most of Friday and part of Saturday, there is still parking in back of the store.  Feel free to call if you have any specific questions ... (519) 245-7590.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day :)  If you're finding it hard to stay cool, I happen to know a local scrapbook store where the air will be on and there are oodles of fun things to look at ;)

Friday, June 1, 2012

June Kits

I kinda feel like I'm in the movie "Groundhog Day".  All day yesterday I thought it was June 1st, so I'm completely off today.  The good news is that the June kits are ready to go and ohsofabulous.  The bad news is that the Gallery for this month is pretty bleak at the moment.  I've managed one layout and Sarah did a quick one this past week, but poor Lesley doesn't even have hers yet because I was waiting on some of the Simple Stories products to arrive before I could send it out.

The first kit, "Summer Daze", is a little different for me.  Usually, I have a real mix of paper manufacturers, but I pretty much stuck with the Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" line ... papers, cardstock stickers and journal pages.  Quick confession ... I thought I'd ordered the memorobilia pockets, but somehow managed to get the journal pages.  No big whoop.  I like the journal pages too and it gave me an excuse to throw in a few book rings in case you feel like making a fun little summer mini.  There are lots of cute embellishments ... flowers, leaf pins, wire pins, doilies, clothes pins, twine and a whole buncha buttons.

"Take A Note" mixes beautifully with last month's "The Places We Will Go".  More of the Basic Grey "PB&J" line, Studio Calico "Take Note" and "Abroad" and more of the great Heidi Swapp Color Magic paper.  A Heidi Swapp Color Magic sticker alphabet, Studio Calico wood veneer shapes and flair buttons.

Pricing for the kits is as usual ... $34.50 each or both for $63.00.  If you didn't pick up "The Places We Will Go" last month and would rather bundle it with "Take A Note", I'm happy to extend the bundle pricing to that combination as well.

Visit the website for detail photos and keep checking back to the Gallery for more projects throughout the month.