Sunday, 12 October 2014

Have cage, will travel, 12 X 12 scrapbook layout with the Scraptastic July 2014 Either Way Kit

Happy Sunday to you and thanks for stopping by!  It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and a beautiful one it is.  The sun is shining bright today, the colours are absolutely gorgeous and the temperature is pleasant.  We had a family day yesterday - watching the Shanghai Tennis Masters semis, having brunch and generally catching up with each other.  I love those days!!  How about you?  what are you up to this weekend?  Any scrappy time?

I am bringing you the 14th and final layout done with my July Scraptastic Kit.   I so loved playing with this kit and as you will see later in this post, I think I did it proud - there are litterally just some tiny scraps left.  Here it is :

What I did that was new to me :  I mixed upper and lower case letters in the word "travel" in the title and I love how it looks.  I have seen many of you do this but never have - not for any specific reason, just because I didn't think of it or because I had all the letters I need in one case!  But I think it certainly adds interest to the title and now I wish I had done the first part of the title that way as well.  There is always a next time :) :)

The supplies:  I was down to bits and pieces of patterned paper so I used vanilla cardstock as my background (something else I don't do very often but love the look of on this one).  Everything is from the kit, with the following exceptions :

  • The floral wood-grain paper is from the 6 X 6 Good day sunshine paper pad, from Simple Stories.  I had that paper pad in my stash and since a lot of this paper was in the other main kit for July, I made it part of my stash add-on.  The "Hello" die-cut also comes from that paper pad.
  • The pink chipboard stars and camera are from Studio Calico Essentials
  • The gold stickers are from Maggie Holmes and came in my June Citrus Twist PL kit
  • I used Dear Lizzy Thickers for the word "will" in the title
  • Finally, the bow was left over from the June kit.
The story:  Most cats don't like cages.  Not so with Chopin and Sophie (she is my sister's younger cat and Chopin's girlfriend.  She is also the kitty in the picture).  They love playing in and around the cage.  When we go visit, Sophie always comes over to the cage to nose kiss with Chopin before I let him out. When I do let him out, Miss Sophie goes into the cage and settles in for a few minutes LOL.  They then often play - one will go inside the cage and the other will be on the outside, on top of the cage and they play through the side openings. They also play chase and I gather that when one runs into the cage, it is a time out??  Oh and, the cage makes for a really cool obstacle when running - they jump over it, or run around it LOL.  Neither Chopin, nor Sophie, ever complain when being put in the cage but they are both travel snobs - they complain all the way in my sister's little car but not a peep out of either when we use my BIL's big truck !!!

So there you have it ... the story of the cage!!!  

And now, here are the only bits left of the Either Way Kit :

I can hardly believe all that is left on the Gold Thicker sheets because I used them on many titles - wow!!!  I can also see a few of the die cuts that will fit perfectly with the Boys of Summer kit.  The sticker sheet is part of the 10 items I want to use up in October (the challenge over on the nicolejones911 facebook group).  So I call this kit killed, done and dusted !!

My next post will be the first layout with the August kit, Boys of Summer.  

Have a wonderful end to the weekend and I will be back on Thursday with another layout and a few ramblings.  Hugs xoxo


  1. Wow, nice job. I have really enjoyed your layouts from this kit! I only got 6 layouts from the kit (and add-on) but I definitely could have done more, if I hadn't almost run completely out of paper. Can't wait to see what you create with Boys of Summer.

    1. Thanks so much Megan for your kind comments !!! You do such lovely layouts :) I think what helped me on this kit was that I had the 6 X 6 paper pad from the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection and since that collection was heavily featured in the other main kit, I added to my stash add-on. I also had to go into my cardstock stash for background on the last 2 or 3 layouts! I will start posting from the Boys of Summer kit on Thursday. Thanks again and have a great week :)

  2. Wow, your 14th layout with the kit?!!! How awesome!! and I LOVE this page! you can't see you made it with the last scraps, it's fantastic!! And I love the story about the cage! :) . Following you now!!

    1. Thank-you so much for the kind comment Monique!!! And I am honoured by the follow :) :). I have found you through bloglovin' and am following back.

  3. Again, such a cute layout Moira. Love it. The two kitties know a good thing when they see it, much like a sports car being admired I am sure, lol. Chopin travels in style. Your title does look great. And so many layouts. Can't wait to see your Boys of Summer layouts. I joined Scraptastic, and I am trying to save them for when I get fired, I will have so much time on my hands, and that will give me something to look forward to. But then, I might not be able to resist.....Still looking forward to when you make videos....:)

    1. Hi Roni !!! I do so love your comments; they always make me smile. Chopin travels a lot since I always take him with me when I go to my sister's. He likes the cage more for play than travel though LOL. I will have my first page up later today using the Boys of Summer Kit. Thanks for always being so supportive. Hugs xox