Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Happy Days Are Here" - 3 Scrappy Boys kit

Today I am sharing the second layout I created with my first 3 Scrappy Boys kit.  I received the October Main Kit which can be found here.  I shared the first layout on the 3 Scrappy Boys blog earlier this week.  Heather has some great deals on some of the older kits right now, so be sure to check out the kit section of the store.

The October Main kit included a 12x12 sheet of transparency overlays that were in 4x6 and 3x4 sizes.  I knew as soon as I saw this, that I wanted to make a divided page.  Especially since I knew I would be using lots of scraps in order to use my kit to it's fullest potential.

Meet Jake.  Next month he be 2 and HALF years old.  From 18 months on, he's pretty much been like this daily when he doesn't get what he wants, wakes up, the day end's in a "y", etc....  So the little 3x4 card that says "Happy Days are Here" from the My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste collection made me giggle.  And I thought it went really well with the 6x4 card that I used on the journaling that says "This is what's happening right now".  I'm all about the nitty gritty in my scrappbooking.  We aren't always happy and smiling each and every day.  Plus, I think my little man is still pretty cute even when he thinks his world has ended because I said "How was your nap?"

Here is the 6x4 card I mentioned above.  I just trimmed it down to 4 inches wide and used the remaining 2 inch section I cut off to tuck behind the 3x4 card at the top of the layout after I used a notebook border punch on it.  I then ran the card through my printer to add my journaling, attached it to a 4x6 overlay, tucked a couple of the Studio Calico transparent arrows under the card, and the "Details" pennant is actually cut from one of the other 3x4 My Mind's Eye cards.

I added a cute little wooden mustache (also from the kit) to the journal card, stamped on the scrap piece with a Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards stamp, and added some glossy accents to the chevrons on the card.  I also used the same border punch on some scrap cardstock and framed my photo with it.  

For the last section, I just took a scrap of pattern paper and cut it down to 4x6 then punched some different sized circles and popped them up with foam tape and lined up the patterns.  One of the circles has another clear arrow stapled with the Tiny Attacher for added interest. 

So far I am having a lot of fun with this kit, and this is my FIRST time scrapping with a kit like this.  It's a challenge to make things work, but I think a challenge every now and then helps motivate myself.  The only things from my personal stashed I used are the buttons, the staples, and the stamps/ink.  EVERYTHING else is from that one kit!  

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