Studio Calico kit for this month (the main kit Partly Sunny, and the add-on kit Front Porch) Loving that add-on kit. Loving the main kit, too, for that matter, particularly the starburst stamp pictured above and the colors - all that pink and green - so Summery.
Then I made some layouts, just because I felt like it. I had some great photos I had just taken and I was dying to put them on paper. I also wanted to use up more of that kit. First layout is another main kit/add-on kit combo:
Cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Crate; chipboard pennan: Maya Road; chipboard butterflies:American Crafts: letters: Basic Grey (red); Making Memories (blue): paper lace: K & Co; white pen: Uniball Signo.I traced the larger chipboard butterfly with a white Uniball pen to add some background interest. Much to my delight, I found out you can use this pen of photos and it does not smear. Also trying to embrace the butterfly and pennant trends on this layout. This second layout is mostly the Joyland kit from a few months back along with a little of last month's Granny's Attic and the metal flowers from this months kit. (Love those things! I used every last one of them - isn't it so satisfying when you deplete a supply?)
patterned paper: October Afternoon, Sassafrass Lass; cardstock: Core'dinations; letter stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Sassafrass Lass; stickers: October Afternoon; frame: K & Co; ticket: MME; flowers: Making Memories
here's a detail shot that shows the dimension of the flowers:ferris wheel. I love the vintage feel. Amazing that this layout was my last effort of the day, started about 10 minutes before True Blood, then finished up within a half hour after True Blood. (I took an hour break to watch True Blood in the middle.) So that's about 40 minutes. Don't you love when that happens?
The photos in these layouts were taken in LBI (aka: Long Beach Island - which is a very long barrier island on the Southern NJ coast.)