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Friday, September 12, 2008

Coconut Scrapshop's September kit

This month's kit had a very interesting mixture of classic colors and contemporary products. I especially enjoyed playing with the scroll minibook and the journaling blocks. Here are my projects with the kit....

Side Effects

Supplies used: Coconut Scrapshop September 08 kit; Black pen- Millenium, Zig; Color pencil- Orange, EK Success.

The colors of the paper were great to use for pages focusing on my hubby. He hasn't graced our books for a while so I thought this was the perfect time to dedicate some pages to him. When you have a long handwritten journaling block, it's good to add some whimsy to the page by highlighting some important words in your journaling.

I loved the little journaling spots in the kit, it made for a quick way to add the important infos in the page.

Tram Views

Supplies used: Coconut Scrapshop September 08 kit; Chipboard circles and swirl- Fancy Pants Design; Blue marker- Calligraphy pen, Sanford; White pen- Signo board, Uniball

This one was actually inspired by a Target commercial that I saw on TV. They had some fancy plates designed like a horizontal diamond. It didn't quite look the same here but I'm still happy with how this turned out.

I had to add some chipboard shapes (which is not included in the kit) cause I felt the page needed some more texture. I colored it in with the ink included in the kit. The letters were highlighted with white pen. It's kinda messy looking but I'm embracing the imperfection here.

Believe card

Supplies Used:

Coconut Scrapshop September 08 kit; Butterfly punch, Marvy Uchida

I loved the sentiment in the paper that I went with that as my background and continued it with my card title. The butterfly added balance and whimsy to my card.

Romantic Adventure Minibook

Supplies used: Coconut Scrapshop September 08 kit; Travel word stickers- Making Memories; Chipboard letters (v & s) Target dollar spot and (e, g & a) Celebrate Life, KI Memories; Black pen- Millennium, Zig

This was by far my most favorite project with the kit. It came fast, easy and cute! LOL. Things that made this easy and fast are (1) The sheer album created a fun book that doesn't really need much work on it. I left it as is but inked the edges of it. Warning: this is a very messy process. (2) I chose to work with 4x6 photos. Picked the best out of the bunch of course but bec. I worked with the regular sized photos, I eliminated the process of cropping. I did however had to crop two of my vertical 4x6. That's the only ones I had to cut. :) and (3) The journaling spot/blocks provided me with a quick and easy way to journal little snippets of my travel all along the book.

here's the back. I traced one of the album sheets/page onto the blue cardstock and cut.

We usually see ribbons strung onto the chain of minibooks so I varied it with adding chipboard letters onto the chain. The letters spelled out VEGAS!

Hope you got inspired. Kits are available here. Get it while while it's hot!

Have a great day,

1 comment:

hannie said...

Grace, I'm still waiting for my kit and seeing your creation here, I just can't wait now.. hope it is here right now.
Thanks for all the tips and inspiration in using the kit.