So when the kit turned out to be a digital kit called "Summer Lovin" I was a teensy bit disappointed. Not because I don't have a bucket of old summer holidays to scrapbook, but because I wasn't sure if I had enough papers in my stash to pull off another summery kit!
Starting from left to right, here are 3 papers from Echo Park "A Boy's Life", one Crate Paper and the rest various collections from Basic Grey. I used the chevron paper as my starting point of which colours to use, with the exception of some hot pink. If you think those last two papers are a bit of an odd choice, I really chose them for the "B" side . . . .
See those greens? That's better, isn't it! All the papers except the ledger paper are double sided.
The inspiration kit had a woodgrain paper, so I've added some 6" sheets this month as well including some woodgrain themed ones, and all the remains of my A Boy's Life pad:
My biggest problem with my kit last month was the mental block associated with the thought of cutting into a brand new, recently purchased sheet of paper. This month, therefore, I've tried to overcome that block by "officially" including more off-cuts into my kit. Here they are:
After the blog hop I was inspired to add some thin strips as well as this paper with the bicycle motif . . .
Embellishments next! The digital kit has LOADS of embellishments. I had already decided to try and add more product this month, sort of like my "product challenge to self". Here's what I've pulled out:
In this photo I've got some new (to me) product - twine, pins, and washi, as well as my mini-misters. Then there's also coloured staples, the Chipboard mat stack again (with a cut-out of the relatively successful book labels to hopefully remind me to use them) as well as a few other chipboard bits and pieces.
There's a few felt embellishments in the inspiration kit, so I've pulled out felt in every colour I have that matches. Then there's also a random tag left over from last months kit, some braids and ribbons (mainly gingham and polka dots, but again, I don't promise I won't end up using something different if it works better). After discovering my new-found ability to colour white flowers with my misters, I've realised I don't have many white flowers left! So if any shopping needs to be done this month, it could be for white flowers . . .
For lettering, I've kept out most of the stickers and tiles from last month, and added the matching stickers from "A Boys Life" (as yet unused) and a very well used Basic Grey sheet that I'm hoping to get a bit more love out of!
The one thing I haven't included in my kit is cardstock. I spent most of last month wondering if I was better off adding heaps more cardstock or just not adding any, and pulling out what I wanted to use as I went. In the end, I've opted for the latter, although if I go out to scrap anywhere, I could of course add some then.
So that's my kit! A nice mix of new and old and somewhere inbetween. I've named it "Memories of Summer" because it sure ain't summer here now, but I hope to use it to document lots of memories of summers past . . .