- Calendars. In this kit, there are some many calendar items: the stamp in the Percussion add-on, the calendar spots in the main kit, the months stamps, and the calendar paper by SC, I just had to use as many as possible. What I love about calendar embellishments is that it's okay to use them any time of the year and on any type of layout. I know lots of scrappers who date every layout (I'm not one of them, but I could easily become one). This is the perfect month for those type of scrappers at Studio Calico.
- Non-Holiday layouts with holiday-themed items. This month, I challenged myself to create all my layouts without a true holiday theme. So far, I'm doing well. I have one layout about Greg and my love for him. Another about the joy I hope to have in the future, and another about my friendship with Cara. Maybe I'll end up with a holiday layout in the end, but for now, I'm loving the challenge.
- Buttons. In the past, I've not been much of a button user at all -- especially big buttons (they're scary). But, this kit has a whole slew of them in the main kit so I'm trying to use them up. I've used buttons on 2 layouts so far and the earth has not frozen over yet, so I think I might continue using them in the future. Don't know what I was so scared of.
This layout was made using the main kit plus the STRINGS add-on. The only items from the main are one sheet of paper and the calendar spot by Elle's Studio. You can also see a glimpse of what I believe will be a VERY popular stamp set.
All items in this sneak are from the main kit. I must admit, this kit has definitely challenged me, but I've loved every minute of it. One such challenge was the printed canvas by Donna Downey. I cut it up and sewed and sewed and I'm actually happy with the result. Fun stuff.
Lastly, this is my favorite layout this month. All the items here are from the main kit and the PERCUSSION add-on. I added some lime, blue raspberry and turquoise mist. And, I used my Claudine Hellmuth blank canvas paint on this layout as well....can't wait to show you this one. It will be a favorite of mine for a long time.
That's it for now. Be sure to leave me a comment if you have any questions.