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Monday, December 27, 2010

Scrap That! January Kit

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. I am a day late with this post due to being really sick and hosting family in from Australia... but I tell 'ya this kit is nothing short of amazing. I was thrilled to get my hands on the outstanding MME Union Station papers (all 10 of them!) with fabulous embellies and cardstock choices. I have 3 layouts to reveal today and am working on a fourth one too. Can't get enough of this beautiful kit... I may even end up doing 5 layouts, LOL. The great thing about Scrap That! kits (www.scrapthat.ca) is that they are so versatile, always featuring classy papers and embellies, PLUS 3 matching plain cardstocks. I can usually get 4-5 fully loaded layouts out of one kit. Peronally, I can't live without the embellie add-on and ALWAYS have left overs even when I do 5 layouts. Lori is so generous and packs those kits well and the shipping is so reasonable.

For my first layout, "Swimsuit Pose", this is my daughter and I a few years ago. This was her first swimsuit, so cute!!! For this layout I used an amazing sketch by Amarilys (http://amadrian8.blogspot.com), it was a two-pager sketch and since I rarely scrap doubles, I just used the first page of it. The awesome butterflies in this kit complimented the papers perfectly and the Prima flowers so so perfect for this layout style. I have been waiting so long for the right papers to scrap these pictures and finally got them. Please note the bling flourish is from my stash.

Design tip: Place little flowers around a few large ones to create a beautiful cluster look.

For my second layout, "25 Cent Moments", I couldn't resist using the last little brown butterfly from the kit and the title tag was so perfect for this picture of my oldest son when he was just learning to walk. I kept this one simple to let the happiness of the picture and the beautiful papers shine. Those Prima flowers are so gorgeous IRL and I used some feathers in the kit to add even more softness.

Design tip: Use lace to create a textured mat around pictures.

For my third layout, "Charming & Adorable", again I was waiting for the perfect papers to scrap this picture of the boys when they were toddlers. I just loved their little bear snowsuits. I couldn't resist using "Suepup's" sketch 120410 for this one (http://suepup.blogspot.com). Now, see all those Prima embellies? Oh wow! All so very perfect for these papers. Please note, the wide red ribbon and two smaller flowers were from my stash.

Design tip: Use white doilies on a winter layout to give a crisp snowy feel.

Here is a shot of that glorious Prima butterfly!

Well, thanks for stopping by, I really do appreciate the visit... and check back soon for another layout in the next week. In the meantime, don't forget the check out the rest of the DT's work at http://scrapthat.ning.com/photo.