We spent a couple of days in New York before boarding the ship and heading out to Bermuda. The ship itself, Anthem of the Seas, was enormous, with bumper cars, sky diving tunnel, wave rider and countless restaurants and entertainment. An adventure in itself. We snorkeled in Bermuda, zip lined through the trees in St Maarten, explored rain forests in Puerto Rico and sun burned on the beach in Haiti before heading back to New Jersey and New York. We spent a few more days wandering and eating our way around the streets of NYC before heading home.
I can't believe how quickly this summer has passed. Miss C is back in school on Monday and it's back to routines again.
Speaking of summer, it's with deep sadness that HKMC/Papercraft Buffet will cease its kit clubs. This August kit is the last one for a while. Reasons are numerous, but this does not mean the end of my blogs. I will still be scrapbooking and cropping with friends, so keep your eyes peeled for more layouts from me.
Without further ado, here is the final kit.
August Kit 2016
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Angled Thoughts
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Happy Thoughts
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Pops Of Color
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Brush Strokes
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Sunny Blossoms
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – assorted 6×6 papers
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Decorative Cardstock Tags
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Thickers Ella/Floral Chipboard
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Ephemera Die-Cuts
Jen Hadfield “Everyday” – Rhinestone Stickers
Petaloo Botanica Blooms – White
My Mind’s Eye “Hello Gorgeous” – Enamel Shapes
American Crafts Thickers – Vanilla/Ivy Foam
The sketch for this month:
I'm loving the blue of the ocean and blue of the ship and had to replicate it on my background. The cruise was to the Caribbean, so I wanted that colour and feel to the page.
So cute - the kit came with several anchors and they went perfectly for my cruise photos.
Beautiful white blooms give a tropical feel to the page.
A cluster of embellishments to anchor the photo and mat.
Some flowers and I cut out the word 'love' from a larger card to balance off the bottom right corner of the page.
A mix of different papers and also the branding strip for the background. I love how regal Miss C looks in the gorgeous scrolled chair.
Some arrows to pull your eye into the centre of the page and to the other accents.
I love the gold foiled vellum that give a shimmer of pizazz to the page.
When I saw these papers, I immediately thought of using the lips photo to keep everything in the red/pink spectrum.
I cut out the big and small phrase cards and placed them randomly around the page. I also love the enamel dots and gems around the page.
The kit comes with white foam thickers, which I coloured red and pink to match.
Here are some of the layouts from our other ladies:
Lantern Beauty by Belly Lau
Make Everyday Count by Belly Lau
Hiking by Belly Lau
Hello Love by Erika Lui
Camping by Erika Lui
First Taste by Erika Lui
We will be having one last kit crop in September, most likely the second Tuesday, date to be set soon.
It's been a great pleasure and honour to be on the design team for HKMC/Papercraft Buffet. I've made some good friends and have loved sharing my passion for scrapbooking with others. Special thanks to Belly Lau for her patience and generosity during the years. I will continue to help out with the company if required and carry on scrapbooking.
Thanks for dropping by,