This month's Limited Edition kit at My Creative Scrapbook is drop dead gorgeous. It's LOADED with beautiful Webster's Pages Country Estate and Prima flowers, bling and lace. I was in girly crafting heaven when I saw it yet I managed to create this boy page. I think I can get away with it because Dylan is still a baby in this picture.
Lots of fussy cutting here. I also used a lot of my favorite Ranger Pop It shapes to add dimension to my cutouts. Take a closer look...
For my next layout, I used softer tones and went totally romantic. This collection is full of soft floral patterns which I love!
I did a lot of machine stitching here and put my Martha Stewart border punches to work, some of my favorite tools lately!
Next, I wanted to create a totally vintage, yet shabby chic page with this gorgeous gazebo image. I used a Photoshop action (free from Pioneer Woman) to edit my photo and get just the look I was going for. I heavily distressed and inked the papers and layered lots of cutouts from the collection to achieve this look. I really like how it turned out, it's much prettier in person.
Here's a close-up...
For my final layout with this kit I tried to create a scene of tranquility to go with the picture. I caught Emily just sitting quietly and dangling her legs, such a sweet childhood moment.
Once I was done with the LE kit, I got to work with the Main kit. This month's main kit is fun and femenine. It features the beautiful Emma's Shoppe collection by Crate Paper and Life Is Good by Echo Park along with pretty Prima and Petaloo flowers. I had so much fun creating with this kit!
My first page was created by tracing an old die cut paper and cutting it out using scallop scissors then punching each scallop with a tiny hole punch. I got the awesome tip from the super talented Gerry. I also did some masking and lacing.
For my next layout, I tried to create a fun and playful design while maintaining my usual layers and distressed look.
As you could probably tell, one of my favorite things to do is to use my border punches around die cut shapes. I created a tutorial on how to do this which you can view here.
I tried Puffy paint on the pink Prima flowers and loved the effect! I think there's a lot of Puffy paint in my future!
On this layout, I pulled some of the fun and bright Echo Park papers. There were so many stickers on this kit that it was hard to stop myself from adding more!
My final layout couldn't be simpler. I just punched the borders of some layers and accented the photos with flowers, easy peasy!
Thanks so much for joining me once again. Please take a moment to see what the other DT gals created with this month's kits and check out MSC's awesome DT gallery.This was a lengthy post, I hope you found some inspiration today!