Monday, 29 June 2015
Today I'm sharing the first layout made with my June Like For Ever kit called 'Stripy Straws'.
The first layout from a kit is sometimes a little hard for me - just to start cutting up the pristine papers... it hurts! And what if I cut a piece from one that I might need a whole sheet of later? I got over this by telling myself it is just paper and scraplifting the freaking rad Adele Toomey. I cut a whole bunch of 3" squares - or 7.6 cm - and overcame the first cut fear!
I played around with the interchangeable stamp and got very inky fingers. I have now figured out if you keep the handle down and stamp off a few impressions you are then not handling a completely inked stamp. I'm still not brave enough to add stamping straight to a layout, I know I would mess it up!
I have mixed feelings about these hair clips... that is what they are - hair clips. But I guess they work on a page too, I just don't like them being sold as scrapbook embellishments. Because they are hair clips. Y'know?
(I swear I turned 30 and instantly became old and grumpy!)
The mat for my photo was cobbled together with the off cuts from the squares I trimmed down to make inner squares. Yes, I really never waste anything!!
So there is layout number 1 with my June kit. (I intend to keep a running total this month to see how far it goes!)
Thanks for stopping by!