Wow, this kit is a favorite. Probably #2 or 3 in my top five favorite kits ever. Trailing *very* closely behind Joyland and Paper Moon. The gorgeous mix of products...Crate, Kesi'Art, those tags in the Illustrated add-on. Aaaah, so perfect and I loved the more "boy-ish" vibe of this kit too. Always a bonus for me :) Here's what I managed to come up with this month...
This was the last layout I did after mixing up most of the kits together. The papers are mostly from Narrative (& hello amazing tiny alpha stamps!!), but there are bits from Encyclopedia and the stamp from Illustrated. We've recently started giving our boys a little more freedom/leeway when it comes to playing outside. I'm a worrier/hoverer by nature, so it's been rough for me. I wanted to document that here w/some instagram photos of the boys playing outside w/their friends.
I snapped this photo of our sweet Bailey (she's a 10-year old chocolate lab) sleeping near Brady doing a puzzle in his room. She always does this. She can't ever be away from anyone, she's always watching over us and we love that about her. This layout uses the main kit only. I cut different sized rectangles/squares from the patterned papers and added them above the photo. I used my Silhouette to cut the "always" words and added them over the misted title area. I used the SC exclusive letter stickers to mist the title.
I think this one might be my favorite, even though it was totally out of my comfort zone...misty, 8.5x11 AND a 2-pager (which I haven't done in forEVER!). All the DT members were inspired by different pieces on Pinterest for one of their layouts this month. I chose this as my inspiration. I really loved the misted circles that were overlapping. I used Lunchtray, Lemonade and Orchard Mister Huey's for the circles. This layout also uses mostly Narrative and Illustrated.
Brady can't decide if he's a righty or a lefty and is always switching back and forth. I snapped these photos of him switching hands while he was doing some kindergarten prep at home one day and knew I needed to document this. I used bits from Atlas, Encyclopedia and Narrative for this one. I loved the yellow background paper and thought it fit the "school" feel of this layout really well. I used various circle punch sizes to punch the circles and made them travel up the page.
I really wanted to use that adorable polka dot bag from the Atlas add-on, but didn't manage to use it on any of my layouts. I decided to make this little gift bag/card envelope with it instead. It also gave me a great excuse to use those fun glitter stickers from Encylopedia. :)
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT gallery...they are all SO amazing!!!
OH and thank you all for the emails, tweets, etc. about Brady's allergy testing. He did AWESOME...didn't even flinch...the nurses joked that they wanted to take a "how to get allergy tested" video of him and show it to other kids. ha! The bad news is that he's allergic to grass and coconut. Coconut is a pretty rare allergy, so I've been reading up on it as much as I can tonight. I'm finiding that coconut and/or coconut oil is in a LOT of stuff....dish soap (!!), some sunscreens, shampoos, LOTS of baked goods, even popcorn at the movie theater is popped in coconut oil (which explains the stomach issues he has after eating popcorn at the movies :P). I'm all ears if anyone has experience in dealing w/this type of allergy or any food allergy.
Happy Tuesday!! :)