Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Precious Moments" five different ways!

Dear Paper Lovers,

Today we would like to share with you how uniquely we all are created. Each one of us born with a unique thumbprint. When we create, even when we use the same basic concepts or elements, the outcome will be as varied as our thumbprints. 

We gave the Design Team each the same printable kit to play with and we all came up with something different. 

The sketch:

Purchase it here

First up: Surita's version. She is the designer of this kit. 

Second version of this kit is by Ansu:

"I added some of the other little flags from the Wild&Free Collection to this kit. To tell the truth, I lost one of the stripy flags already cut out at our "Paper Play Date" @ the Botanical Gardens last Saturday.  You know those little bits can get away from you sometimes and you need a back-up plan. No big drama. Just replaced them with flags from the collection I had already cut out at home. 

I changed the layout a little to fit my photos. Kitty cat is my queenie-cat-princess-baby-extraordinaire!   She has a real lady fur coat but is her momma's tomboy GI-Jane. Roams the garden and the next door bush, comes back with fur all tangled sometimes with half the bush attached. Yesterday she came in with a big black soot stripe over her beautiful white face, like those stripes the boys have across their cheeks when they take of their American Football helmets. Feisty little miss!! Well, that is why she is center stage on this layout. She is about to turn a full two years. Love her so much. She is really a treat and soothes this childless gap in my momma-heart. My family complete with hubby and me on the left, Dad and Mom and Suki (pet name for Surita) on the right. 

I didn't use the green frames, but will use them on another layout later. I added some of the little flowers from the Wild&Free collection too. On the large layered flowers I added some glitzies an Vegas gold all purpose ink. I also added dots of Anita's 3D glue to flower centers and lined the sentiment with it as well as the little beez and the camera lenze. I only doubled the pink frame and added some gold diamante around Klouye's (my baby's name) photo. I moved the tag to the bottom left of the orange frame and still need to add my journaling. 

On the background before adding all the frames, I used a flower stencil and my pink "cotton candy" Artistry Distress Ink pad from Kcraft that I received as a gift at the Celebr8 event last year. Love those little ink pads cause they have a space to hide your blending foam in and the lids are attached so when you travel with them, your inks are safe. Need to get me more of those. Maybe I'll stock them in our store. 

I loved the eaze of this kit. No fuss and so quick."

Third version: Wilna's retro 60's layout for Mother's Day

A while ago we shared Wilna's version she did for Mother's Day. You can read more on her blog here

Fourth version: Lisa-Marie's lovely single layout

Let's change things totally and just use the elements. See, no rules! Just fun! Play with it! The printable version gives you loads of options as you can re-print it over and over again. Change up your background. Use the frames and other elements as background layers and play around with the flowers too. The sky is the limit. 

Finally we have Margie's version. 

She has done a wonderfully detailed post on the "How to" from downloading to using this! She even laminated the frames.  
You can read her full step by step post here.
We would like to add Margie's "Reasons to try this kit" here. Would love some comments to this post to here what the Paper Lovers out there think. 

So what do you think? Reasons to try this kit.
  • It is VERY reasonably priced - cheaper than if you had driven to the store and bought all the papers and elements
  • You have the benefit of being able to print another page if you make a mistake (like I did)
  • You have instant access to a product, especially if you cannot get to a local store
  • The images are perfectly sized in this kit and all fit together beautifully.

 Ivytree Studio Kit used
SKU ES/163/1

Additional materials used
2 x cardstock for base
glitter glue
double-sided tape
foam squares
foam strips
lamination sheet and laminator

This fabulous KIT is available from Ivytree Studio here


June Blog Follower Challenge:

We would also like to add a little challenge to you all. In the sidebar of our blog you will find a "follow our blog" section where you can just hit the blue button to follow us here. Your photo thumbnail will then show you as part of our little blog network. Just underneath that, you will also find our Google+ followers network gallery. You can also join in there. 

Once you have joined our blog following and your picture shows in the galleries, please comment that you have done so in a comment to this blog post.  We will choose random winners to receive the "Precious Moments" kit free of charge. The 100th comment will win a digital bundle with various printable goodies! Deadline for joining in is the end of June 2017

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