Monday, May 9, 2011

Scrap Rat May Kit

There is something about the Scrap Rat kits that makes me want to keep creating layout after layout.  I love the little vintage extras, the unique mix of embellishments, the range of papers and the trims.  I sat down last Sunday with my May kit and created five layouts.  The assortment of For the Record and Portrait collections was inspiring :).

I've lost track of the tally, but I believe Elizabeth is now in the lead for having the most senior portrait layouts completed :).  I loved the aqua cardstock in the kit and had fun with paint :).

I colored my alphas with Glimmer Glaze - the hint of yellow, the shiny finish and the little bit of sparkle was perfect.  I used the Pink Paislee tissue paper to create my flowers.  I just die-cut circles in varying sizes, stapled them together in the center (love my tiny attacher!), and scrunched.

Carson recently turned seven and when I saw that the vintage flashcard that came in my kit read 6+1, I just had to do a layout about him. 

I used strips of patterned paper and border stickers to create my background and I emphasized the number seven by stamping a circle around the number (more white paint!).  A few dangles came in the kit, too, so I tied them up with some twine to accent my photo.

I'll share more here on the blog soon, but if you want to see my other layouts, you can visit the gallery.  And did you hear that Scrap Rat is having a design team call?  You can find all the details here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one :). Tessa


  1. Flashcards are so perfect for age pages....this one is adorable!! And I LOVE your daughters Sr portrait layout!! Paint is one of my very favorite things to use but I rarely do because of drying time.....I'm a huge fan of bubble wrap too (wink).

  2. Love the first Layout, fab paint and flowers and love that cardstock too!

  3. Oh wow! Me likey! :) These are both wonderful!

  4. Both are great layouts, love the paint and flowers in the first and the flashcard is brilliant for the second :)

  5. oh, my! I'm LOVING those flowers on the first layout!! And how cute to use a flash card! LOOOOVE!!

  6. Just gorgeous. This kit looks sensational.

  7. It's been too long since I've visited your blog - such inspiration I've been missing out on! Love all of your latest layouts but I especially love the 6+1 layout - I will be saving that idea for future use! TFS!

  8. Wow! Definitely going to have to check out Scrap Rat! Perfect layouts. I loooove the color combo on Elizabeth's latest layout :-)


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