Thursday, August 1, 2013

Breaking It Open

Whether it's a kit or an online order that has arrived on my door step, they are tackled much the same...and it always begins with the paper. Patterned paper is my mainstay. If you took everything else away, I could make do, but nothing goes down without the goodness of patterned paper. Nothing.

Today I am breaking open Scraptastic's August kit, I Found A Boy, and its add-on.

Even before my goodies have arrived, I'll sort through my photos and gather a pile of memories that I want to scrap. Once my paper is here, I will spread it out and throw my photos on top:

Next, letter stickers are put to the side, and embellishments gathered into a bowl.


Then before I start grouping my photos with paper and embellies, I open up all those packages to see exactly what's in there. The cut-apart sheet from Elle's Studio is cut apart. Then I do something a bit different with the Echo Park Photo Freedom stickers...I mount them on chipboard. Sometimes I will just cut them out, backing and all, so that I can move them around my page without adhering them to the paper, but using chipboard adds that bit of extra dimension.

Woo-hoo...there are a lot of bits and pieces here! Add to that the cork arrows, enamel dots, glitter sunbursts and washi tape...and I've got quite a bit to choose from. So now that everything is spread out before me, I form a couple of photo-paper-embellishment groupings. I want to scrap this oldest memory first and here is what I've chosen:

Ha! Wait until you see the finished page. (I finished it before writing up this blog post.) You will say "Hey, you didn't use that or that or that. And you used these things that weren't in your original pile!" That's usually how it goes. I'm not confined to my original picks, but at least I have somewhere to start.

Here is my second grouping. Who KNOWS where it will go from here, but I DO love that green, yellow, orange, blue and teal color palette!

Tomorrow I'll share that first page, and you can see for yourself what has changed from my original picks!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome kit

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Yummy kit! Can't wait to see your page!

lil gik said...

what a great variety of goodies, can't wait to see your finished products!

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh great photos of the kit! I am opening mine today too!

Tammy said...

That looks super fun! Can't wait to see your pages.

Danielle said...

Have fun with it!! I ordered the girly one :-)

Kimberly Kett said...

That looks like a very cool kit!