Monday, October 18, 2010

School Kits: Pre-School Miss M

It's amazing when I set my mind on something what I can actually accomplish! To tell the truth I amazed myself this time. I am happy to finally have done something with these CK KOTM BH School Kits & Expansion Kits!! Yeah, so what if it's been sitting around here for a few years?? ;) I decided to keep the designs sorta similar & basic. I took a strip of the patterned paper that came in the expansion kit & paired it with a complimentary cardstock & used kraft as my base. I was trying to just use what came in the kits & for the most part I did but I needed to make it more "ME". So I pulled out a lot of my stash & went at it. I went a little crazier than I intended though. I used a few older QK dies that I've had for awhile as well as some Cricut cartridges. And for some strange reason I scrapped these out of order....this was the 3rd LO. Made the red "3 collage" with the "Graphically Speaking" cartridge. I was looking for something else & noticed that it could cut that. It was actually a little longer than I needed so I trimmed off the piece & used it on another LO. It took a while to cut but it was SO worth it! I like the effect & how it shows how old Marissa was & what class she was in. I'll be using that a lot!HAD to get the Celebrate with Flourish cart after seeing it on Suzanne's blog. LOVE that one! Used that for the apple LOVE how it came out!!For the journaling card I used Tags, Bags Boxes & More, which is another favorite cart that I should use more of! I used the MM Tin Alphas for numbering all the pics & then wrote out my journaling by hand. This was the last LO I did...wishing I had scrapped them in order!! ;) The crayons are from QK, don't think they're available anymore....Used the Celebrate with Flourish cart for the apples & hand cut the stems. Made 3 to tie into the age/school year theme.See the corner "3" piece? That was the piece I trimmed off the other LO. I used Accent Essentials Cartridge for the green piece as well as the journaling card (just folded in half)This was the 1st LO I made...Notice the difference?? Stuck more to the kit with this one.Any empty spots I had I used yellow patterned paper from the kit & embellished it somehow.The apple is a QK die.This was the 2nd LO I did. Those photo turns are from the expansion kit as well as the journaling page.As you can see I had some spaces to fill so I used the yellow notebook paper from the kit to dress it up a bit.Those books are made with THIS die from QK (I was crazy about those 2x2 dies when they 1st came out!)The ruler twill is not from the kit but the paper & yellow strip is from the kit. Feels good to have these done! Now I know this doesn't show what I did with the main part of the kit but to tell the truth I'm avoiding that since there's a lot I don't remember so I'm procrastinating about it. But I will get to it eventually! For now this is what I plan on doing as a "year-in-review" sort of thing. Some years might have 2 LO's per year & some might have more (I printed pics out for both girls up to last year & have a TON of pics to scrap!!), we'll see what happens. Off to tackle my next LO that I already have started on my desk...yes I'm a woman on a mission (and I promised Gianna I would do some school LO's of her too)!! Hoping I don't lose steam...crossing my fingers!


Carla said...

girl, this is one of your best! I use Google Reader to check my blogs and for a second I thought I was at Nichol Magouriks blog until I saw your daughter, lol!! Great job!

Suzanne said...

This is absolutely fantastic!!! You really rocked some fabulous pages! I loved all your details, and the fabulous use of diecuts.
That Flourish cartridge is a must have, and I love your apple!!! (; Happy Halloween, my friend! Hugs

laura vegas said...

these are amazing sara! i'm seriously impressed that you have all these layouts. and all the great photos, since i hardly have any of my girls actually AT school. lol! love the way you collaged everything and used pieces of the kits. and i even love all the quickutz ... they're good shapes :)