Wednesday, 21 August 2013

August kit from TM

Ahhh summer.... the two months of the year that we try to jam all of our holidays, outdoor projects, and visits with friends and family into.

I have been bad at blogging this summer. Bad.

Having an extra kid around the house ... er, I mean husband... has made me busier, rather than freeing up some of my time. I'm not sure why that is.

Here's a quick look at my layouts for Treasured Memories this month. We all worked with the new My Mind's Eye lines this month and I love them! 

I thought that this journaling card was cute, "You are the salt to my pepper." Ha! It was a little too big for what I wanted so I cut it and split it up. Also, how cute is that mason jar? Yep, canning is cool folks.

Same paper line, just smaller amounts of patterned paper and more splatters from Gracie's watercolour set. 

And looky here, poor Bailey finally appears in a scrapbooking page. He was the star of the show pre-kids and now he's been out of the limelight for awhile. It's hard to see, but the lime alphas are a quote that I try to aspire to: "Be the person your dog thinks you are." 

I also experimented with a recipe for homemade texture paste on this layout. Those white circles are the finished product. 

I always try to mix up my projects for each kit, so you can see how versatile paper lines are. This time, I scrapbooked kids, travel, and pets, and I think each layout is pretty unique. Hopefully, this helps you look at all of  the possibilities when you see a line.

The best part about being on the Design Team is getting product that I might not normally pick. 
I think red is a challenging colour for me. I have girls, they wear pink, so I tend to lean towards pink papers, but this line had red and pink in it.... Isn't that a no-no? Red and pink can't be combined. They're like blue and green. Huh, there's blue and green on these pages, too.

All of those old rules have been thrown out the window. Patterns can be mixed, colours all over the colour wheel can be combined and it will look good. Make your own stuff, raid your kids craft bins, cut up the journaling cards, or peel apart layered stickers until you get something that works for you. Have fun!

And, speaking of fun, check this out!

I've made a little scrapbooker!!!!

She has her own album and she's helping me catch up on the 1000s of photos that I have to scrap. I see many scrapbooking mother/daughter dates in our future....

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