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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crazy Daisy March kit layouts (photo heavy)

Happy Midweek to you guys. Hope your week is cruising well.

So to say that the Crazy Daisy March kit is luscious and wonderful is an understatement so I thought I'd just share with all of you the five layouts that I made with it. I'm sure after you see how I used the wonderful (and newly released products from CHA Winter) included in the main kit, you'd want one too.....

1. Bookworm

In this layout, I was talking about my son's new found interest in stories on tape. So to emphasize the theme/story of the page, I grabbed one of the chipboard shaped page from the MME minibook and used that as a template to cut out my pattern papers. I adhered the papers over each other as to mimic book pages.
I also added the part of the Prima rhinestone swirls here, the MME kraft tag and the yellow ribbon. I added a button on the ribbon for interest, having the paper thread go under the ribbon so when I tied the button, it created a cool crease on the ribbon as well.

2. A dreamer

I love this page because (a) I was able to play with some new actions I got online and dressed up my picture. I love that this new photoshop action made a cool distressed look for my picture and (b) I was able to add a lot of pattern papers into this layout without overwhelming the photo.
Remember, if you are combining lots of pattern papers, make sure you pick designs and elements in there that doesn't distract with each other. Pick at least one dots, one stripe, one floral, one solid, etc. This way you have all the designs represented and yet it's doesn't overwhelm the page. Also make sure you do them in moderation. Size matters.

3. Happy Reunion

The lovely Basic Grey papers in the kit really makes a page pop with color. I emphasized two of them here.

I also added a border and journaling sticker from the Crate paper sheet and cut out a flower from one of the Crate paper pattern papers to add as an embellishment.

Another thing that made this page so fast to make are the transparent word and shamrock embellishment.

4. Lucky Gold

With this page, I wanted the focus to go to my pictures so I chose a more neutral colored patterned paper for background and added a few smaller strips of the other papers as a border in the middle.

I also added the canvas letters here from Little Yellow Bicycle and the calendar embellishment as well.

To highlight the dates, I grabbed two small circle stickers from the Crate Paper sticker sheet, hand cut out the centers and stuck it on the specific dates.

5. San Onofre Beach

Here's my two page spread for this month. I can't say it enough that this kit can give me so much product to make 4 pages PLUS one two page layout. That for me is really awesome.

I used one of the Crate paper stickers for my flower and to cover the lines (for journaling) I added another flower and a button.

There were some pictures that I didn't feel good showing off, but I still wanted them to be included in this page. These are pictures that I only want my family to see, so to overcome my little dilemma, I added a small folded album on the right edge with pattern paper. I cut a piece that's just a bit bigger than my pictures, folded it and tucked the pictures inside.

thank you for looking and to learn more about the March kit or any other kits that Crazy Daisy offers, check them out here.

Oh and I also posted an article at the CD blog today. It's a good one. *wink*

Till next time,


hannie said...

wow, that is a lot of layouts from just one kit! They are all so gorgeous!

Queen of Paper said...

I love all of these, but that a dreamer layout is my FAV! It's fab-o!