I had been subbing to Studio Calico for a year, but decided to switch things up and on NSD (national scrapbooking day) signed up for Cocoa Daisy. They also have a separate stamp subscription, so that you can get the stamps that come in the add-on kits, without getting the entire kit. Which in my case is a good thing...since I have paper and lots of it!
I had gotten my first kit in back in May and hadn't had a chance to play with it. I was trying to make some deadlines and the month just seemed to disappear! But, when Kristy posted the Mid Week Mojo (Turquoise 5) sketch this week for ScrapbookSteals.com, I knew I wanted to do it. I figured using my kit would be perfect for it! I changed it up in my usual fashion and came up with this layout.
Cocoa Daisy Main Kit (May 2012)
Supplies: Pattern Papers-My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline), American Crafts (Sketchbook), Crate Paper (Storyteller), Basic Grey (What's Up); Letters-American Crafts and Jillibean; Ribbon-May Arts; Stamp-Cocoa Daisy; Butterfly-Studio Calico; Flag Banners/Pins (in kit)
Supplies used not in kit: Jute-May Arts; Button-American Crafts; Stamp-Unity S.M.A.K. (May 2012); Ink-Prima; Letters-October Afternoon; Pen-Zig; Adhesives-Fabri-Tac, Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives; Punch-EK Success
FRAP is an acronym that Corgi people have came up with when the dogs run frantically around with no reason at all, but just to play and run. I thought it was the perfect title for this, since Sheldon was doing precisely that!
I love how he is sticking out his tongue in a couple of the pictures. And you can see how big his front paws are! I shot all these pictures in manual and the lighting was just this way. I ran no actions or anything on these to give them this look. Just basic edits.
Then when I got done with the layout, I decided to go ahead and do the card sketch for the Monday Card Madness (Number 86) while I was at it! Since I already had a mess going, I figured that I might as well get a card done at the same time.
Cocoa Daisy Main Kit (May 2012)
Supplies: Pattern Papers- American Crafts (Sketchbook), Crate Paper (Storyteller), Basic Grey (What's Up); Ribbon-May Arts; Butterfly-Studio Calico; Tag- (in kit)
Supplies used not in kit: Jute-May Arts; Cardstock-American Crafts; Adhesives-Fabri-Tac, Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives;
This card is so much smaller than I normally make, but I was using up a scrap of cardstock that I had laying out. The funny thing is, I think this is a basic smaller card size!
I have already completed another layout and getting ready to do another card from the kit contents, so I have gotten some great mileage out of it. I know some people can get eight or nine layouts out of kits, but since I am not a cardstock person, I totally do not ever think I could get that many. I love my pattern paper too much!
I am hoping to update on Monday with what I am working on right now. Tuesday will be my guest spot for the Hello Spring Cycling Team over on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. I had fun with the collection and can't wait for the post to go live. (I will also have instructions over there on how to make one of my layouts!)