Sunday, 22 March 2009

Note To Self: 4 down ... 21 to go!

Here's the first page I've made using the latest Quirky Scrapbooking Kit: 'Note to Self'.
Last week on my blog I mentioned how I intended to scrap my list of '25 Things About Me' - which a friend on Facebook prompted me to try out before Christmas. So I've started ... I've only got up to No.4 but wanted to share how perfect the latest kit is for scrapping this kind of focus on journaling.

I wrote my list directly onto the Adornit ‘Notebook’ paper from the kit [Which I'd layered on to a 6X12 sheet of kraft Bazzill - not from the kit]. I then cut the cute little bird from one of the Petra Bose sheets of patterned wrap and tucked him beneath the gorgeous custom made ‘Note This’ Ring a Roses embellishment. To draw together all of the colours I'd already chosen I used the scalloped edging from a sheet of Sassafras Lass, some of the hand-dyed baby blue crochet lace, a strip of graph-paper design, again cut from the Petra Bose patterned wrap and finally added some of the co-ordinating vintage buttons especially selected by Leo for this kit.

To stamp my '25 Things' accent I used a really basic interchangeable office supply stamp for a retro feel inspired by the vintage feel of the Note to Self kit itself. I didn't even mind when it stamped unevenly and left black lines across the card - I like a certain amount of imperfection [and if I'm totally honest, I can't really avoid it, so am really better off embracing it!!!].

To create my list I've used Banana Frog Steelfish Outline Numbers with a mix of coloured inks which again draw together the colours I'd picked out from within the kit. Leo too has found that Banana Frog stamps work well with this kit as she demonstrates below:

Leo recently won a challenge on the Banana Frog blog and her prize was a set of their brand new 'It's All About ... Documenting' stamps. As Leo points out: "they do make the perfect accompaniment to Note to Self so I had to share, there's even a little 'note to self' line in the set!".

I'll be back soon with more projects using the glorious kit ... perhaps I'll even manage to get the remaining 21 Things About Me scrapped!

This is such a bright, versatile and eclectic kit that I most definitely am in love with it and I know Leo feels particularly proud of how it all came together. So, we'd love to know what you think of it and your plans for how you're going to use yours. Better still why don't you leave us a link to any projects you've made. Please don't be shy, after all on my layout I do share with you the fact that I have a habit of chewing bits of plastic ... surely that counts for something???

You know where to find me.



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