29 July, 2014

Squeezy Citrus Fun!

Hello, everyone! After a very eventful weekend where my BIL married my new SIL in a camping type wedding and we found out that I'm now *very* allergic to mosquitos and probably shouldn't camp in a forest and certainly not *live* in a forest.... I'm back! And I have for you a kit and a layout. Exciting, right?

If you've been a follower for a while you've probably heard me talk about Margareta and her Use Your Stash website. Well, she has a Facebook group now too and it's HOPPING! The idea behind her website is that she picks a theme, or colour combo, and makes a kit from her stash. Then she shares it with us as inspiration and we get to play along in whatever fashion fits our scrapping style. It really helps to reorganise your thinking and bring out papers and combinations that just might not have occurred to you for those papers that you've been trying to use up, or even new stuff. I will admit that sometimes I wish I could just buy her kit outright instead of making my own, but I like the idea of not constantly scrapping from one paper line or company and that's it.
This is my version of July's kit, the "Squeeze" kit. Full of bright and fun colours and I added in some plain wood-type backgrounds because I don't use cardstock. I included a few embellishments in the photo not to say that I have to use them up, but more to remind me that these things exist and go with the colours of the kit.
And here is the first layout I made: #SushiFun. I have to admit I hadn't even touched these adorable sushi stamps from Lawn Fawn yet and I've had them since that Studio Monday: Shopping Edition I did back in March! But I knew I had to use them to scrap these photos from this great sushi place in Irvine, CA... which we actually went to the same weekend as I was referring to in that shopping post. Weird, right?! So I picked out all the things that would brighten up the slightly dark photos of the plate, coloured up the sushi stamps, arranged them into one big embellishment, and just tucked in little tags and strips of paper until I called it good. I even pulled out a border punch which I haven't used in forever! The whole thing took me 45 minutes. Not bad at all, especially with colouring in there too! Normally I wouldn't use a hashtag in a title, but I had made sure I had three of each colour, except the wood texture. There was the background, the journalling block, but nothing else. I thought a little wood veneer in there would round it all out nicely.

If you liked this post and want to see more of my kits and the things that I've made using Margareta's Stash kits, I have a tag right here: Stash Kits. It is in the side bar too on the left and will link you to everything I make with my various kits. And please visit her website; you can join the newsletter or the FB group and always stay in the loop.

8 comments:

  1. Love the colors of your kit. But I'm now seriously craving sushi, it is close to my favorite food in the world.

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    1. Haha, mine too! I can't look at this photo too long since the restaurant is so far away and it just makes me crave it so much!

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    1. Thank you, Patter! I'm a bit out of practice with layouts so I'm glad you like it!

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  3. Ohhh, this is lovely! Those sushi stamps are too cute! LOL! I never even knew there were sushi stamps! Thank you for playing along, Aeryn! :D

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    1. Thanks, Margareta! And really, thanks for inspiring me with fun kits. I scrap along product lines so much it's nice to try to branch out a bit, even if it ends up a bit weird at first.

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  4. oh sooo fun! I like the lo you did too. that woodgrain pp is so nice. great job and enjoy this kit!

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  5. Great Page, you are right those are wonderful colors to use with you photos. Always love your colored images.

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