As I mentioned yesterday, I didn’t have a lot of time to work with the Sandlot kits. Less than 48 hours actually. But the two pages I made came together quickly and easily and I really like them both. I’ve always kind of considered that the barometer for scrapbooking kits – Are they easy to use? Do the products mesh seamlessly together? Is everything I’d need included or am I wishing I had a different alpha, more embellishments, etc? Do the patterned papers work well together? Are there a nice mix of colors and textures? If the answer to these questions is yes… it’s a GOOD kit. It makes scrapbooking fun and easy and the whole creative process is smooth sailing. THAT was my experience with Sandlot these past couple of days. It’s a GOOD kit.
Nine: This is my main kit only page, with the addition of just embroidery floss and some vellum for the journaling strips. The “who, what, when, where, how” is actually printed on a 12×12 paper, but I cut those apart and then stacked them to create a home for my journaling and to be the focus of the page design. I felt like I needed a little more color variety on the left border, so I used my Mister Huey’s watercolors to paint in the patterned paper design.
Fancy: This page is a scraplift of the super awesome Lisa Dickinson (aka bluestardesign). I loved how she used a large photo across the top of her page and then a grid of large patterned paper squares along the bottom. Since I don’t have a large format printer at home and didn’t have time to order a print, I decided to scale the design down to 8.5×11. I added the “fancy” title before printing with the SB digital stamp brushes and then had fun embellishing each patterned paper square. This page was so much fun to piece together and really made me consider doing more 8.5×11 layouts!
And one last thing – don’t forget to take advantage of the bundle promo going on right now for these beautiful acrylics!
Have a great reveal day!