Thursday, January 17, 2013

The January BOAF Kit is Fantabulous!

I have LOVED the kit this month from Birds of a Feather!  I love the projects I've created and the BEST part is that most of the papers in this kit, I never would have picked out for myself. I didn't see "me" in these papers, but somehow Amy creates magic kits that help me to make projects that I really like! And, the beauty of a kit is that you get to try papers, styles and embellishments that you may not have picked out for yourself. Kits stretch your creativity, your imagination and your style!

Today I want to share a layout that I've created to remember my daughter's 5th grade year. I try to scrap their school pictures every year and include key things that they are into or are doing.

Here's a close up where you can really see the gorgeous papers and the fun layering! I love putting mats on my patterned papers when I'm layering to really make them stand out!

And, here's one more closeup where you can read the journaling strips.

I also made a card to share with you today. I just love how the yellow pops right off the black. And, I loved that the patterns on the yellow and black patterned papers lined up (anal-retentive people like me get a kick out of things like that). And, the flowers and glittered cardstock that Amy put with the kit match the yellow in the papers perfectly. I tried and tried to make this card more complicated. But, in the end, it just needed simplicity. And, I really like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my projects and that you already have your hands on your January Kit! If you don't, hurry over to the BOAF Boutique and get one before they're gone!


  1. The layout is awesome, Nik! Love the colours. And your DD are beauuuuuutiful!

    The card is also very pretty - wonderful colour combo.

  2. gorgeous layout Nicole! I love the journaling and amazing design! Love that sweet but bold card that you made too! Don't you just love kits? They are great for making us try new things! :)

  3. You totally rocked the papers you wouldn't have bought yourself! ;) I can't believe how grown up E looks in her school photo. Where does the time go!

  4. Gorgeous LO and card! The colors are fabulous.


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