happy reveal night everyone!!!! here are my layouts made using the lovely and drool worthy september studio calico kits...
without fail || main kit only
first, i need to shout from the rooftops that this is my new favorite cardstock ever. it's called smoke by american crafts and it's gorgeous with everything. second, if you haven't gotten your hands on the printable files this month- do it. you can thank me later :) love love love them both and i used them a ton on several of my layouts this month.
on this layout, i stamped the background using the days of the week tab set from the main kit with hero arts soft sand ink and then added strips of paper, ribbon and printables to it. the tab on the photo is one of the exclusive die cut files and i filled the star cut out with a sequin for good measure :)
the kits this month were perfect for all of my outside lands festival pics- it's almost like sc coordinated with osl to get the colors to match up, i'm in heaven. this is one of 3 osl based layouts that i did this month (i would've/could've done several more with the crazy amount of photos i have but i've got big plans to do a mini album for all of it soon).
that striped paper is the best thing since sliced bread btw. i cut it into a few strips and then stitched over it in a zig zag type of pattern. i added the triangle border stamp and then used my craft knife to cut a few of them out and backed them with other papers/ cardstocks.
lots of photos + words! i used my square punch to create the photo mosaic and then stitched everything into place. this one was outside of my comfort zone because it's really 'full'...usually i have a spot or two of negative space so this one was hard for me to wrap my head around but in the end, i love it. i love that it's not about the design this time and all about the content. i need to work on balancing these two more- i feel like that's an area that could definitely use some improvement.
i scrapbooked a cartoon kinsey. hahahaha. it had to be in my album though and the colors were perfect so i went for it :) you have no idea how stoked i am to have a cartoon/illustrated version of myself. exciting stuff!
i started this one by misting the background cardstock with some sunset mister hueys and then added some strips cut from the chevron background stamp. after that, it was a free for all with circle punches, sequins, ink spots, and wooden gears, ha! i added some stitched circles to the mix and called it good. oh! also, to customize those awesome basic grey alphas in the photo above, i used a paintbrush and passport mister hueys...i love a matte alpha sticker in a light color. LOVE.
i think this one is my favorite from this month. i love the text, the photo is priceless, and the memory is epic :) this one came together really quickly- i think the longest part was all the die-cutting with my silhouette (and that wasn't too bad).
so that concludes my gallery for this month! i hope you guys got everything on your wish lists and more!
and here's my shopping list from this month: