i got an email from heather a few weeks ago ... asking if i would like to be her guest designer for the scrapbook bakery again. i had so much fun last february playing with her kit ... so i jumped at the chance to do it again for september. the kit is called "seeing spots" ... and it is an awesome kit!
this kit is so full of good stuff! and i love the colors ... the black and white just really made all the other colors "pop". i'm a huge fan of adding some black and white elements to my pages ... just makes everything else stand out. i had so much fun playing with this ... i had my projects done in 2 days, start to finish. even heather was amazed at how quick i was done ... since usually i'm never done until the last possible minute. lol! and just so you know how far this kit will stretch ... the only thing i added to these projects from my own stash was 2 sheets of white cardstock, a few mini brads, and a little 1 inch piece of green dot paper (to back one of the buttons). everything else is from the kit. and i have extras leftover too.
btw ... this is the school layout that i mentioned a while back. about alyssa starting 7th grade. with a photo from back in march. and no .. we still have not taken our first-day-of-school photos. lol! crud ... just noticed that i put "2007" on there ... and it's 2008! trust me ... i make more mistakes than i ever let on too. lol! will have to fix that!
these were just random photos that i had laying around. i have this big envelope of photos of alyssa from her first 6 years or so ... that i was going to do something with ages ago and never got around too. so i just pulled some random ones out to make this. and excuse the big hair ... i've always had big, curly hair. lol!
heather had suggested an altered binder of some sort for the project ... since it's september and school time. i loved the idea. and not just because i love people telling me exactly what to make when it comes to projects ... but that is totally true, because i consider myself extremely "project-challenged". lol! but i loved the idea because i have all sorts of white binders ... where i keep scrapbook assignments, paperwork, emails, articles, all my published work, inspirational pages, etc. and i have always meant to make the binders pretty. but i never did. so this was a start. and that "plan ahead, work, and do not procrastinate" ... LOVE IT! the girls saw that and said "that was totally meant for you" ... because they know that i can be a procrastinator. although it didn't come like that (as they thought) ... those are all rub-on letters. i don't think i've ever sat and rubbed-on that long of a phrase. lol! i'm a lazy scrapper, if you didn't know ... so halfway through, i wondered why i did it! but it paid off ... and i think it looks cool! and i'm proud to say that since then ... i've altered 3 more of my binders!
so make sure and go check out the kit ... you can see it HERE! and while you're there ... make sure and check out these pop-dots. i am seriously addicted to pop-dots ... i use them on everything. i know it's hard to see the dimension sometimes in a photo. but that first layout ... that large black scalloped strip on the bottom of the page, the flower and chipboard circle, the photo corners ... they're all pop-dotted. that second layout ... that entire photo collage and the journaling card ... they're all pop-dotted. the yellow and the black polka dot papers on the cards ... all pop-dotted. and these were some great pop-dots ... nice big size and super strong ... and no fighting to get the little backings off. and such a great price.
so thanks again to heather ... for asking me to play with such a fun kit! loved it!