I just LOVE that every single month the Main kit contains TWO alphas!!! I can use one alpha on one layout, the other one on the next one, and then mix them for still ANOTHER look! :D Yes, that makes me happy! Besides all the yummy embellies that are in the kit, the other thing about this kit that just makes me happy is that it has THREE diecut papers. YUUUUUMMMM! Have I told you lately that I have a thing for diecut papers? Well . . . I do! I love the way that you can plop anything on them and everything immediately looks "ramped up" because of the detailed edge. :D It totally feels like cheating! Hehehe!
August Main Kit - $34
August Project Kit - $39
August Add-On Kit - $43
I mostly used the main kit on this, but added an alpha and the file folder from the other kits. The Prima flowers are from my stash.
Gramma's Brag Book
Every September Grandparent's Day sneaks up on me. I always want to make them something special, but never do because I am distracted by school starting and Labor Day activities. This year I'm doing it ahead of time! YES! :D I punched out all the SEI mini coasters and used the backing as a stencil to paint the shimmery dots on the 7 Gypsies photo holder. After it dried I then decorated it. The flower and brad are from my stash.
Next I made cards with a photo from each of my parents' grandchildren. I added some Heidi Swapp Journaling spots and Tiny Making Memories Alphas from my stash. I plan on having each grandchild write a little note to my parents on the journaling spot. :D
Yes, I'm just barely getting to my Valentine layouts. *blush, blush* I love the way the teal offsets all the red in the photos! This layout is about our special family Valentine tradition . . . where Cupid keeps ringing our doorbell all night long leaving different valentines from different loved ones. I had to be careful about how I worded the journaling on this one, because some of my kids still don't realize it's me! LOL!
Our kitchen turns into a Valentine "factory" when it's time to assemble all of the kids notes to their classmates. We spread everything everywhere so the kids can assemble the treat bags assembly-line style! It's so much fun to see our kitchen covered in the colors red and pink with candy, pencils and erasers everywhere! The kids LOVE it!!!
All Because of Willow Traders
Have a great weekend!