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Snow Breakfast With a Rainbow?

Wait, snow and a rainbow? YEP! When you have a picture of a snowstorm and some watercolors, anything is possible!

This layout is all about how my girls and I ate breakfast and watched the snow fall. You see, here is Georgia, snow is quite rare, so it was a treat to sit inside, all warm and cozy, and watch the snow collect all over our garden.

To give this page the warmth of the story it tells, I decided to paint out some rainbow inspired watercolor goodness!

I then cut out some frames from the frame patterned paper to embellish with, and included one on the top of this interactive photo mat. It opens to reveal another picture, and the journaling.

I just love the vibrant paint against the cool and calm snow photo!

I hope this has inspired you to get colorful with your paints today!

Care Bear Colors!

February’s kit is FULL of lovely colors! For this page, I was inspired to use strips of most of the papers included, to showcase all the prettiness that this kit includes!

And, I am such a sucker for a rainbow of pastels!

I layered them up, including strips of the fabric in the kit as well, and stitched them down!

Some watercolor action, along with some of the beautiful Prima flowers in the kit finish it off!

My journaling tag is in a pocket behind the photo and it holds the story about how when I was little, all I wanted was a Care Bear. They were quite spendy, so my crafty mother made me one instead. I had a one-of-a-kind Care Bear! It doesn’t get much better than that, right?!?!

Inspired By My Loves…

 

Every year, I create a mini album all about what I am loving right here, right now about my family. February is the month I do this, as it is the month of love, after all!

So, with the little Chipboard album included in this month’s kit, I set to work crafting up a book all about “My Loves.”

I painted most of the album white, then covered the front and back with that awesome frame paper from the kit. Then, I layered it up with some stenciling using the Molding Paste and the Prima Stencil from the kit, followed with some layered chipboard, thread, and sequins (from my stash).

The interior chipboard pages were covered with personal photographs, layered with chipboard pretties. And, I made sure to leave room for journaling!

Lots of fun fussy cut flowers, and I had to put a bird on it too 🙂

Lovely, indeed!

Maybe this has inspired you to make a mini about what you are loving right now! Happy creating!

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

The December kit includes a super fun vintage book card. Or perhaps it should be called a library card or a flash card. Whatever you choose to call it, it is so fun! Mine had the word “like” or “likes” on it and because of it’s oblong size, I just knew I had to make a mini book!

So, what to put in as the pages? Well, the fun black pockets filled with tags were just the thing!

As you can see, I used some patterned paper to create a quick little accordion binding. To do this, all you need is paper that has been folded back and forth, as if to make a fan. You then glue your page, or black pocket in this case, onto one side of each fold. Ta da! Instant book. And, it’s so cool how it folds out!

And here you can see it all stacked up…

I went to town on the cover, stenciling with the Prima stencil, painting, collaging, etc…

One of the gorgeous gold Thickers points to my inspiration word. And what’s that about anyway? Well, I am going to journal on all of those tags inside those black pockets all the things I am loving right now as a 39 year old. Fun, right? Things like favorite tv shows, foods, colors, etc…

The inside got the same messy, painty fun…

See all that yummy stitching? I used some of the ribbon in the kit to reinforce the spine and simply stitched it on. Practical and pretty. YAY!

And as you can see, one of the cool clips included in the kit keeps all the goodness closed up tight.

I made sure to tie some lovely ribbon bits from my stash and from the kit to each of the tags in the black pockets so that the mini has lots of texture. I just love the way this came out and I think it will be so fun to look back on what I was loving at this time in my life.

Thanks for stopping by today! What will you make with some of your vintage kit goodies?

 

Make the Most of It!

I love using every single last bit of my supplies! And, it’s a great way to repurpose too. For this layout, I used the packaging that the Prima Stencil came in. I mean, really… it was too pretty not to!

It was so easy to do a bit of fussy cutting… for both the script word, “cherish,” and that awesome key…

I also cut out bits of the lacy black border. Once I had those pretties, and all of my pattern paper bits, I simply lined them up at the top of my page, and stitched across it all with black thread. Easy peasy!

Some messy gesso, applied with a palette knife and some watercolors really set off all the fun patterns. Oh, and the gorgeous foam embellishments from the Thickers included in this month’s kit are the perfect touch too!

I also added the cute pink flower from the kit, as well as some enamel dots, sequins and buttons from my stash.

Yes! This layout was capital FUN to put together!

I just love using up every last bit, even if it’s just packaging. I hope this has encouraged you to find some use in things you have lying around and to do some repurposing of your own too!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. See you soon!