Sunday, 31 May 2015

FMAK #2/2015 - Layout Share - Road Trip & Adventure

Hi fellow crafters. Today I am showing you the first layout that I have created using my Month of Me kit.  Not all layouts using this kit have to do with my Month of Me Project. Since it is such a large kit I have decided that I will use it not only for my project but for other layouts that I may want to create for the month of May and June. I have definitely decided to carry this kit over into the month of June.

This particular layout is of my friend Pam and I on the day we headed off on our holiday to the Gold Coast in Queensland.  It was a driving holiday, so much better to have your own transport, and I asked Pam to take a selfie with me to document us heading off from her place.  It was quite late in the morning, around 9am but it was, at least until he hit north-west Sydney, a beautiful sunny day.

I have kept this layout very simple, using a couple of doilies, project life cards and the base paper from the September Skies collection, Studio Calico silver rub-on stars, puffy stickers, a brad, flair button and a bubble type stencil with modeling paste.

Cheers FiLoMa

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

FMAK #2/2015 - Kit Contents - Month of Me

Hi fellow crafters. Today I'm sharing with you "FiLoMa's Make a Kit (FMAK) #2/2015 - Month of Me".  As per my earlier post, this kit has been put together for my Month of Me project.  It is a large kit, which I deliberately did, as I wanted to give myself variety to scrap with.  In addition to using it for my project, there are other photos within my albums that I want to use it on and I am considering using the kit for both May and June.

Detailed below are photos of the collections I have used as well as a quick YouTube video.

YouTube Video
FiLoMa's Make a Kit #2/2015 - Kit Contents - Month of Me

The collections used in this kit are:
  • Crate Paper - Oh Darling
  • Crate Paper - Love Notes
  • Prima - Anna Marie
  • American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Serendipity
  • Heidi Swapp - September Skies
  • BoBunny - Modern Miss
  • Echo Park - Capture Life
  • Echo Park - Creative Agenda
  • Prima - The Optimist

In addition to the above collections, some complete collections others just bits and pieces, I have added cardstock, vellum/specialty papers, thickers, stickers, die cuts, stamps, ephemera, enamel dots and so on etc.

Here are photos showing in more detail the collections and bits and bobs I pulled together for this kit.

Crate Paper - Oh Darling collection

12" paper pad

6" paper pad

Crate Paper - Love Notes collection

6" paper pad

Project Life Cards

Chipboard pieces

Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Project Life Mini Kit

Prima - Anna Marie collection

12" paper pad

4" x 6" Cut aparts from the 12" paper pad

4" x 3" Cut aparts from the 12" paper pad

Sticker Sheet - Elements

Sticker Sheet - Alpha / Mini Words

American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Serendipity collection

12" papers

6" paper pad

other pieces of the collection

Heidi Swapp - September Skies collection

12" papers

6" paper pad

other pieces of the collection

Project Life cards

BoBunny - Modern Miss collection

12" papers + scraps

6" paper pad

Sticker sheet

Echo Park - Captured Life collection

12" collection pack, includes sticker sheets

Echo Park - Creative Agenda collection

12" papers and sticker sheet

Prima - The Optimist collection

6" paper pad

Other items of the kit

Scraps, BoBunny Ambrosia 12" paper and
Crate Paper Kiss Kiss specialty 12" paper and chipboard

12" cardstock - various brands

Glitter paper and Vellum (aka Specialty papers)

I will potentially use others, but have only
definitely identified these to be used

Stamp sets - approximately 20 sets

Various elements
sequins, flair buttons, rub-ons, alpha stickers,
ephemera packets, cork, washi tape, doilies, die cuts
enamel dots (homemade and brands), clips
tags, frames, word stickers, puffy stickers, envelopes
silhouette cut (this is also to prompt me to use my silhouette)

Alphas and words

Mixed Media products
Paint daubers, modeling paste, gesso
distress strains, distress paints
sprays and mists
stickles, gellatos and acrylic paints

Mixed Media - stencils

As I mentioned at the start, this is a very large kit.  This is one of the reasons why I am considering using it into June.

If you are just starting out putting your own kits together, I recommend a much smaller kit.  You can always check out current kit clubs for ideas on quantity.

I will be back either during May to show layouts made for the Month of Me project or in June to show an overview.

Cheers FiLoMa