The Midnight Rooster August kit goes live today and it's another FUN one! I just love how Tobi and Janelle put together patterned paper from so many different manufacturers.
For my first layout, I used family photos shot by our good friend, Justin Meyer. The base of my layout is by My Mind's Eye and from my stash. It's perfect for family photos, right?! All of the patterned paper is from the kit and I used my scalloped circle punch for each circle. I LOVE scrapping with kits but if I didn't try to incorporate some of my stash when scrapping then I would never get through everything I have. I try just to stick to kits nowadays but one thing I do allow myself to purchase is alphabets. I've had the blue Pink Paislee alphabet in my stash for a LONG time and it matched the colors in this kit perfectly so I pulled it out for the title.
Here's a close-up...I outlined the title with a journaling pen to help it pop off the page.
I did a lot of layering here with Crate Paper patterned paper that I punched, an October Afternoon label sticker, the No. 4 was cut from Jillibean Soup patterned paper, and I punched the butterfly from October Afternoon patterned paper.
And the rest of my title...
For my next layout, I used hysterical photos of Lily. She loves to put toys in her mouth and crawl around - hey, whatever works, right?! So, we call her our doggy. :) Nora does not do this at all so it's strictly a Lily thing. :) One of the things I love about Midnight Rooster kits is how they seem to coordinate from month to month! I used both the alphabet in this kit and the alphabet in last month's kit on this layout. I cut the October Afternoon label stickers in half and used pieces of them as a fun border.
The alphabet in this month's kit is plain chipboard so I sprayed mine with yellow Shimmerz.
I also used a yellow butterfly from last month's kit and the October Afternoon numbers were from a previous kit as well.
The next layout turned out to be my favorite. I've had the swinging wild card by October Afternoon for a while and these photos of the girls swinging were perfect to go with it. Red Maya Mist was included in this month's kit. Now, I'm not normally a mister but I fell in LOVE with this red mist!!!!! I have never used this particular brand of mist before but it was AMAZING! The coverage was awesome...it didn't warp my paper AT ALL and it dried SO QUICKLY!!!!! I'm definitely going to get myself more Maya Mist!!!!! My background paper is Basic Grey Basics and came from my stash.
I used the Pink Paislee alphabet again on this layout and the Jenni Bowlin alphabet was in a previous kit.
Here's the October Afternoon wild card and an October Afternoon label sticker.
Finally, I've got a card to share with you. This is a great way to use up label stickers! I cut them apart and put them along the edges of my cardstock as a border. I punched out a scalloped circle and a butterfly and layered them with another label sticker. The twine is Martha Stewart.
So there you have it! Another fun Midnight Rooster kit to play with!
And, now for this month's mini kit giveaway...here's what's up for grabs....
- Geo Flower
Sassafras - Nerdy Bird, sprightly
October Afternoon - Fly a Kite, Picnic Table
My Minds Eye - Quite Contrary, Jack & Jill "How Sweet It Is"
Brown Fabric with White polkadots - 6x11
Vintage bingo card
Jenni Bowlin buttons - 2 cream, 1 orange
2 Brown misc. buttons
pointing finger stamp
1 yard vintage eyelet trim
1 yard brown string
Please leave a comment on my blog by Wednesday evening answering this question to be entered into the drawing and visit the rest of the design team blogs and leave a comment as well:
What product from CHA are you most
anxious to get your hands on?