Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hello blog friends! It’s Kim here today with a little bit of scrapping inspiration! There have been several times recently that I have gone back to some of my favorite kits and realized there are still a few elements in them I have never used. I know there are times that I really love an element when I see it, yet somehow it never seems to “fit in” to any of my layouts. Does this ever happen to you?? You mean to use that pretty paper or that fun banner or that unique flower and you just never get to it?
I challenged the Shabby Team to find an SP element that they have never used before and create a layout with it. I love the results and hearing how they enjoyed the challenge. Let’s see what inspiration we have today!! First of all, I took the challenge too and created this layout with mostly the Clementine kit. I absolutely loved this kit at first sight and go back to it often. But I have no idea how I’ve waited this long to use the stitched flowers and paper button! I knew these elements could inspire a layout, and here’s the layout I made when I started working with them.
Next up are layouts from Rosy and lego. Rosy said that she’s always felt the Fun Flash Cards would also make good elements for a layout but had never used them that way before. I like how she picked the “i” and “s” cards by the photo to highlight the initials of her son and his special animal. Lego really stepped up to the challenge and made a layout entirely of elements she has not used before. Wow!! She said the result feels “a bit alien”, but she likes it. I do too!!
These next layouts are from Amber and Emily. Amber used a frame, sparkle swirl and some papers for the first time. And I think that frame is just perfect for a layout like this! I like that she stapled and taped it down in just the right spots so it truly looks like it’s bending off the page. Emily decided to use the Gracie medallion paper and Autumn Word Whimsy for her layout. She also wanted to challenge herself to use the leaves in a little different way than before. I think the result is beautiful! I love all the different kinds of leaves – both realistic and whimsical – together in that cluster.
Aubrey and Kylie’s layouts are up next. Aubrey used the photo sleeve from Gracie as well as other elements she had never used. I love the large stamp in the background and the zipper with stitching. She put all the pieces together perfectly in this one! Now Kylie, who has worked with SP for a long time, was truly challenged to find an element she has not used before!! But she says she is 99.9% sure this is the first time she has used the red button flower from Twirl! Her layout is a masterpiece of fun and girly drama, which I know about in my own house too!
Our last piece of inspiration comes from Lindsay. She says that the paper clouds and epoxy buttons from Giggle Box are part of the reason she loves the kit, but this is the first time she’s put them into a layout. I love that she chose the grays to make the yellow and aqua really pop. And it all so perfectly makes sense with the saying of her layout.
Thanks everyone for all the inspiration and for being willing to do something a little different!! If you want to see more details of their layouts, they will be posting them in the gallery. And of course, we always love to see what you do with the inspiration as well, so post your own layouts there too!! Bye bye for today, but see you here tomorrow as Casharina shares a hybrid project.