This week over at APIT, we’re celebrating! There are tons of challenges, prizes, a nice bonus SALE, and all sorts of fun stuff :) Here is a layout I created (for my best friend, Leslie with her daughter Kaelyn), head over to the site to see the full challenge details.
So, sometimes in Scrapbooking, it’s better to go against your gut! Even if something doesn’t really seem to be your style, give it another chance…you might be surprised at what you can come up with and end up with some great projects :)
It’s a new month for APIT kits :) As always, it’s a 3-in-1 kind of kit, so I will stretch out my projects over a few days. This month is full of some Basic Grey yummy. I’ll start off with the Max & Whiskers kit:
So, you can see that there is a lot to do from this kit. Even after all this, I still have enough papers left for 1-2 more cards! It was a great kit to work with, as we have all come to expect from both Basic Grey and from Amy at APIT who puts these kits together.
I got some happy mail at my house this week–my new kit from A Page in Time Scrapbooks! Yay :) I haven’t been scrapbooking at all lately, so it’s nice to have this kit to kind of force me back in the scrapping mood.
While I’m working with these GREAT kits, I thought I’d share some projects from the last kit I designed with…I guess it would have been May.
I love these pictures of Caeden. Climbing a tree and he was just barely 2 years old. He looks so big in these pictures though.
Finally, something crafty! I had the pleasure of creating a layout for the February issue of Basic Grey’s newsletter, Just the Basics. I was really excited, and here is the layout I made. If you’d like to see the original sketch, check out the newsletter link.
First and foremost…I have to share this AMAZING sale from Jill at Memorable Seasons–35% off all items in the “What’s New” section of her store…this is brand spanking new stuff at 35% off! You won’t find that anywhere else…
Here is another layout that I made using my “use your stash” kit that I created for myself at the beginning of the month. I am really having a lot of fun with this little project.
And, just a reminder that I am using papers from this stack that I got from Hobby Lobby:
I have been so excited to share this! When I was working with SNR magazine, I wrote an article called Savvy Scrapper. It was intended to be an ongoing monthly thing, so I might share some more of the ideas I had on my blog each month…we’ll see.
Anyway, the idea is to be on a budget without having your projects look cheap. Use packaging, make your own embellies, be a smart shopper, etc. We are a one-income family and my scrapping budget is almost nonexistent. And, that is what this article is about. Here is a little sneak peek, but basically I made myself a little kit and then created all of these embellies and even had stuff leftover…anyone want to guess how much money I spent? The kit included everything I needed to make all of these embellies and have stuff left over.
If you have access to the magazine and are interested in the article, you can find it HERE.
Also, be watching later this week for something fun :)