January 17, 2016

January CKC Kit Layouts

I have three layouts to share today and I used my "A Little Bit of Lovely" kit to make them.

This first layout came together fast - I'd already arranged all the photos in a collage shape for another layout and then abandoned it because I just couldn't get it to work out. I knew that sooner or later I'd figure out what to do with it, especially because it features a series of now & then photos which are one of my favorites to scrap!
I also really like that "Happy" paper from Scraptastic and am trying to get the most out of every scrap of it. I used it here as a border on three sides of the layout but I gutted the inside part to save for another page. All that was left to do was add a transparent circle, a phrase sticker at the top, a couple of tiny puffy hearts and a bit of journaling.
I started this next page with no particular end in mind - I just felt like playing with my kit  supplies.
I used a grid design, added different types of embellishments to each square but left the center square completely blank for some journaling. 
Once I finished playing, I still had no idea what I would say so I just set the layout aside, knowing that eventually I would come up with something. I was initially thinking that I would write about scrapbooking since some of the embellishments were leading me in that direction (the "don't forget" paper clip; the "do what you love - love what you do", "create something beautiful" and "capture every day" pieces of washi; and the "days we'll remember" sticker). The next day, I came upon this post at the Whimsical Musings blog with a prompt to "be inspired by things that have never been". I decided that my journaling would be about how I sometimes scrapbook my hopes and dreams and that future generations will be able to know a little more about me because of that.
This last layout makes use of the large wood veneer frame I included in my kit. I thought it would be a great spot to hold some journaling.
I wouldn't have imagined that I would be able to use my kit to scrapbook something Christmas-y but it somehow worked with this photo. I just picked the red and gold embellishments and then added the black and white polka dot washi and the cute camera washi too.
I made a few more layouts from this kit - I'll be back to share in another post.


  1. Oh these are all nice, you've got boxes working for you in many ways.

  2. Wow, you'Ve been busy. I've managed one page so far with mine but still remain hopeful! Three wonderful layouts but the second is really amazing and that you've tied it in with WM#195 makes me very happy. You really are inspirational

  3. You are the master of combining elements in a visually dynamic way - crazy good!

  4. You need to stop sharing so many layouts in each post because I never know where to start with my comments! :)

    They are all beautifully done - but I do especially love your grid layouts and keep meaning to scraplift them (and some of your amazing ideas) for my own work!

    And, I've been using some of this month's kit for JYC as well. Sharing soon xxx

  5. fantastic ideas to be had on all of them! Love grids and collages so these were awesome...don't get me started on how much I loved the last one; wish I had the supplies to scraplift it!