Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2 Layouts with the March Scraptastic kit

Today is my blog post for Scraptastic Blog and I wanted to share how much fun I am having with the March It's My Life kit, Add on Kit, and It's my Life Stamp Set!  This is a very versatile kit and you have to love all the camera and photo elements, but today I am focusing on the stamps because they sort of inspired my pages. I even used some really not so great photos that I like but they just aren't that clear.

So check out the awesometastic It's My Life Stamp set!  
Scraptastic Club's It's My Life Stamp Set
For my first layout I chose to pull out a photo that is very blurry because it's a screenshot taken from a video that my husband shot. I lost most of my photos from the first day of our Disney trip and I really wanted to pull a few photos out of the video. Since there are rarely photos of me, I grabbed this shot that seemed to completely capture ME. I say use those bad photos! What a perfect time to use that "This photo says it all" stamp. Just direct to paper with black ink mixed in with other elements on the page. I added a couple of stars for fun too.

One of my favorite things to do is to make a confetti pocket with the tiny glassine envelopes that the flair comes in.

For my second layout I found a couple of photos that I had instagrammed. Now I really do not like the way the tiny bad quality lenses in phones take photos and tend to distort faces, but its just so much fun to take photos, use filters, and share on instagram, right? So there are always going to be phone photos that I want to scrap. This stamp set basically gave me permission to use some of those less than stellar photos.

For the stamped element at the top of the page I stamped the word bubble in navy and then stamped "insta-fave" in black and cut it out. For the stamped image at the bottom of the page, I stamped the date grid with navy and then added the "instagrammed" word and Filter check box stamp in black. To give it a bit of depth, I stamped the world icon lightly, by stamping a bit of the black ink off on a scrap of paper before stamping on this piece.


Tracey said...

Amazing pages Susan!!!

Tamera said...

These colors are great! I like how you folded the banner back on one side and the paint splatters. I cannot splatter paint artistically.
Super Super layouts!!

Laurie Zeller said...

Paint splatters, confetti, and stars!! Love, love, love!!