Hello friends! Has it really been over 3 weeks since I last posted? GAH! The Worst Blogger Award would definitely have to go to me... I'm sorry ;) But I've finally sat my butt down in front of the computer (with coffee) and I'm determined to get a few posts done...so lets go!
Super excited to be sharing my first page using the CTK Add-on kit for August. I love, love, love this one. And the fact that it has plenty of gorgeous Maggie Holmes goodies in it has absolutely nothing to do with it. Well not much. (OK I lied). Here's a quick look at the kit incase you didn't see it on the web (and you can click piccy to go straight to the CTK site and see all the August kits!) - see above.
I mean, how pretty is that?! Seriously. All the kits are super duper this month, I've got 4 layouts and 2 PL spreads finished so far this month using a mixture of the August kits; and it's only been a week! Love when it all comes together so easily :)
So here's my first page using Add-on and Embellishment kit (just the Maggie Holmes Carousel Clip):
I just love all the Maggie Holmes papers in the kit; the colours and patterns are so pretty. For my background I went with white cardstock (as usual, ha) and cut little strips (all around 4 inch high x random widths). Then I just positioned them along the bottom of my page and machine stitched them in place.
I'd originally planned on using one big 6x4 photo of Makayla cheerting at the top of my page but after typing up the journaling I thought it needed the second shot to make the story clearer. I flipped them to black and white so the colours didn't clash (the green hedge in the background was not a good match lol).
I printed my journaling directly onto one of the die-cut pieces from the Kaisercraft Daydreamer Collectables (just stuck the card onto a piece of cardstock then ran it through the printer).
I love the foam thickers included in the kit; that pink on the back and sides?! Yesss! I also added one of the clips included in the Embellishment kit but I removed the back clip part (using it was a bit of an after thought and I'd stitched the paper already so couldn't get it to clip onto the layout the way I wanted, so off it popped and I just used foam tape behind to stick it down, ha).
And there you go; my first page using the August kits shared! Wohoo! I'll do my best to be back in a few days to share the next one, or maybe a PL spread...I'll surprise ya ;)
Hope the start to your week is a great one and thank you so much for stopping by; I truly appreciate you taking the time to do so! Take care, Em xo
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