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I didn't take much really, just some older Studio Calico, Cocoa Daisy and Scraptastic kits. I didn't get through all of them but I did make a dent. I used about half. I resolved to make what I could with the kits and not try to use every. last. bit. I start to really burn out on kits if I push myself. On the other hand, I want to feel like I got what I paid out of them too. But I end up with half used kits sitting on my shelf and they never get used. I end up donating or selling off a flat rate box full of old kit contents.
My resolution this time was to use what I could from the kits and move on. Hand the bits and pieces off to someone else. I managed to get 3 really good layouts out of the 3 kits I did use so I'm very proud of that. I feel like I used what I could and I'm in love with the final layouts.
Time to share!
This was an older Studio Calico kit. I really love the star paper. I wanted to watercolor some of them in but I like the stark contrast to the black and orange so I left it. I have some scraps left of this so you may see some watercoloring in the future.
The wood veneer 'RAD' - yeah, I've been holding on to that for a while now. Just use it right? It can't be RAD if its hidden in a bag.
And the title. I stamped that using an exclusive stamp set from Studio Calico. Their alpha sets are by far my favorite. These were no exception and I rushed during pre-sale to get these and the number set. LOVE them. I stamped them twice. Once in a color and once in black, just offsetting them so you can see the detail.
And the flair button. You can find the biker set in the A Flair For Buttons Etsy store. Again, something I've been hoarding for a while.
I'm a huge Echo Park fan. I buy 80% of their lines so when they released their new boy line - Jack and Jill - I had to have it. These are my favorite boy colors and go with 90% of my sons closet. As I rifled through the mile high stack of photos I want to scrap and saw these, they were perfect.
The 'Rad' tag (yes, there was a lot of RAD going on that weekend)is from Amy Tangerine. The pack of pre-punched tags came in a kit. I used them on several layouts because they were so versatile. I will be punching my own tags in the future.
One last one today. (I have a lot to share!) Another Studio Calico kit. I'm horrible about keeping track of the products I use but I believe this is the original kit those tags came in. I added some items from my stash in like:
Chic Tags: tags, rubbing and stickers.
Amy Tangerine - sticker letters
A Flair For Buttons - Let's Eat flair
Jillibean Soup sticker words
I'm so glad I got as much done as I did. I made a dent in some of my supplies and that makes me a happy girl. I also got to spend some time with friends and relax. It was my Mother's Day present - a weekend away. Today we celebrate the real Mother's Day and I'll be running around visiting family.