I thought I was finished with my August CKC kit and was about to put away the leftovers when I was inspired to make two more layouts. I was actually holding a sheet of black & white striped paper from Webster's Pages and happened to flip it over - it had a lovely circular woodgrain pattern on the reverse. I've seen a few layouts recently with embellishments placed in a circle and as I sifted through my kit leftovers, I spied some gold puffy thicker stars and arrows. Armed with those supplies, I started scrapping and ended up with this:
I punched a few stars from the gold heart vellum in my kit and lightly adhered them with a dot of liquid adhesive before stitching through them with gold metallic thread. (I recently found a more accessible home for my sewing machine so I'm sure I'll be stitching on many of my pages from now on.) I filled in the swirl of embellishments with the gold puffy stickers and some gold triangle stickers, and then added my title to the space in the center.
I placed a chipboard frame on my photo to highlight the part with my two daughters in it, and then layered a couple tags over the right part of the photo to camouflage the pick-up truck in that spot. I added a few more embellishments and my journaling to complete the page.
The final page was inspired by a prompt on the Whimsical Musings blog: be inspired by where you come from. I had a really cute little chipboard house left in my kit and built my page around that.
I really liked the embossed kraft and white polka dot paper that I included in my kit but it was a little too much to use as a full background sheet - the pattern actually made my eyes hurt! I cut a vertical strip of it and added a tag, a floral sticker and a piece of a branding strip to finish that side of the page.
I wrote my journaling and cut it into strips that I then attached to the page. I was afraid I'd make a mistake if I wrote it directly onto the cardstock. I added a little cluster of embellishments in the bottom right corner to balance the page.
And now I'm definitely done with my August CKC kit - on to September!