I have started using the August Scraptastic Kit, the Boys of Summer Kit. I got the main kit and the add-on. I must say that when I chose the kit, I was not really sure. The colours are what convinced me to choose this one and in all honesty, the other kit was just too themey for me (it was the Celebration kit, a birthday themed kit). But then this kit seemed geared to boys, young boys. I don't have boys (except for the four-legged kind) and the "boys" in my family, and extended family, are either adults, young adults, or babies. None of them are "gamey" types either. I was sceptical .... BUT I was worried for nothing. I loooove this kit so far. I have made 4 layouts and am not having trouble at all using all the fun stuff. I got the extra wood veneer, from all the kits, so that helps (the ones that are really geared toward games have been put in a give-away pile, but that still leaves me plenty to play with). We also got a lovely gift of very useable flair and I bought extra flair. Some of the die-cuts may need altering but all in all I am really happy with the kit. Yay !
Here is the first layout I made :
What I did that was new to me : I incorporated one of the large die-cuts into my title. I love it and this is an example of "altering" the die-cut. The bottom half of the die-cut is under the photo block. The words continue with "in such a little kid". That part was not useable for me. The top part made an awesome beginning to my title and then I just continued using colourful little stickers from the Fancy Pants sticker sheet ! What do you think?
The supplies: Since this is the first layout with the kit, everything on the page comes from the kit with very few exceptions. I had a partial pack of the Fancy Pants Be Different 6 X 6 paper pad in my stash so added that to my homemade add-on since quite a bit of that collection is in the kit. I used two sheets of the 6 X 6 pad for layering, the star and polka dot papers to the left and right of the photos. The only other items from my own add-on are:
- the star wood veneer which came in one of my last Simon Says Stamp card kits,
- the gems which are from Bo Bunny (and part of the 10 embellishment packs I put aside for the October challenge over on our nicolejones911 Facebook group)
- The brads are from My Mind's Eye Lost and found 3 (Oliver) and also part of my challenge pack.