When hubby first moved to Hong Kong, he only had 21 boxes for all his belongings. How far we've come in fifteen years - now we just have so much, it's hard to keep track of all our items. Time to downsize, maybe? Ha! We won't be starting with my scrapbook stuff, that's for sure. It took us five full days, working until 8pm every night to get the flat in order and everything out of boxes. Quite a feat, but the flat is now a home. If I have time, I'll have to do a photo tour of my scrapbook area.
Before all the upheaval and packing, I was able to finish a layout and a mini calendar with the December kit. This kit was very interesting as it is themed with cats and dogs, but that doesn't mean you must be a pet owner to use it. I think it's cute to use them as accents to compliment your layouts and if you look at my calendar, it doesn't really shout out "pets" to me. Again, this kit is packed with gorgeous embellishments to adorn your pages.
December Kit 2014
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs – Cats Meow
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs – Check It Out
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs – Precious Pets
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs – Well Bred
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs – Animal House
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Chipboard Die-Cuts Sheet – Journaling
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Die-Cuts – Banners
Maya Road Vintage Alterable Lace Trim – Mini Mums
Maya Road Vintage Metal Charms – Umbrella
Maya Road Vintage Linen Burlap Trim – Lime
Maya Road Transparencies Die-Cuts – Time Flies Clock/White
Jillibean Soup Beanboard Thin Chip Alphas
Jillibean Soup Wood Sprinkles Self-Adhesive Embellishments
Petaloo Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms – Black
Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes – Umbrellas
Prima Lifetime Shaped Metal Paper Clips – Clocks
Prima Gem Embellishments – Clear
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Stickers
Sizzix Framelits Dies with Clear Stamps – Beautiful You
Here's the sketch for this month:
It's so hard to capture good photos of animals and after several attemps, I finally got one where Miss Molly looks bright eyed and bushy tailed. I love the subtle newspaper print on the background page and wanted to show more of it, so kept a lot of white space. The row of cat postage stamps are too cute.
Miss Molly's my little meowy cat, as I call her. The green letters stand out from the browns and blacks of the page.
A few fussy cut flowers soften the layout and provides a 'frame' around the photo.
The calendar is around 4"x6" in size. I created a small monthly calendar through excel and matted each one with black cardstock. I gathered similar embellishments to tie the pages together (lace flowers, chipboard, clock transparencies, flowers and umbrellas). The letter pack was more than enough to make up the months in the calendar, although I did need to turn a W into an M for May. For the life of me, I couldn't get March to upload to this post, mainly because I'm hotspotting off my phone, not having any internet for the last six days and my service provider dragging their feet.
Here are the other layouts and projects from our team:
Mini Album Box Set by Belly Lau
Care by Belly Lau
Folding Mini Album by Erika Lui
White Dragon by Erika Lui
All You Need Is Love And A Dog by Erika Lui
This kit is so versatile; mini albums, calendars, layouts and project life layouts. Such fun to work with.
Chai Wan Crop
9th December (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong
11th December (Thursday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Belly Lau
Looking forward to seeing you at the crops on the above dates.