My layouts are really important to me. I treasure the baby photos (my kids baby photos are print film 35mm days) so I am very careful about HOW I scrap them. A few things that make it hard for me in the digi age is that these are the only copies of some of these photos that I have and they are all the same size. Yeah I can crop them but I don't want to remove too much from the photos.
I was inspired by one of Cindy Toeby'slayout in the kit, and my intention was to straight up scraplift it, but I ended up making it my own, you can see Cindy's layout, but I adjusted it to fit my needs. I also scanned and lightened these dark photos and really gave a nice vintage feel to the photos (but my son is only 16 so I don't know how vintage it could be). I am very excited at how many layouts I can see with this fabulous kit it is FULL of ideas and great product.
A thought on this layout:when you are creating from a sketch or a scraplift like I did here, think about the lines not the elements. Here I was able to adjust the layout because I took the center of the layout and moved the elements around so they would work with the photos I had! I also added a little bit of me by adding a silly title and stitching around the border of the layout.
I am so excited this week to see what you can come up with. I created a layout that used the Creating Keepsakes Baby Kit and guess what.. I got an extra one to give away! YUP thats right, here is all you need to do to get a chance to win this great kit:
1. Become a follower(I usually don't do this, BUT this blog is going to get a new format soon and I think you will like it, I believe it will be one of those things that you will be happy you chose to be a follower. I also should say I hate being told to be a follower of a blog so truth be told, if you don't thats ok.. I am not going to check but I think you will be happy that you did!)
2. Leave a comment telling me why you love KITS
3.Share with a friend or two about this give away.
4. Check back NEXT Wednesday to see if you win!
Here is a photo of the kit