Hey Scrappy friends,  Sarah here with my first blog post for February, using one of my FAVORITE kits ever from The Wild Hare.  To see all of the crafty goodness check out my YouTube Unboxing video this month.

 

I wanted to use ALL OF THE THINGS from my kit on this layout, but I decided against it…not the best idea from a design perspective.  😊  Instead I pulled the pieces out that caught my eye right off the bat, those included brightly colored papers from Paige Evans Whimsical collection, Echo Park’s I am Mom collection, and the new Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection, and the enamel dots from Echo Park.  I LOVE all of the colors that are in each of these collections, and how well they all work together.

 

 

Using a patterned paper from my stash as a background, I layered 2.5 x 11 inch wide strips of the patterned paper from my kit onto the layout.  Next I took one of the branding strips from the Heidi Swapp paper, and used is as a shelf to anchor the photo as well as a larger photo mat using a paper from Paige Evans.  I layered the photo with some contrasting papers included in the kit, and adhered it to the left side of the layout. 

 

Using the extra space on the right side of the photo on the larger photo mat, I builts my title using alpha stickers from my stash as well as some of the Thickers included in my kit, Black Eclaire Foam Thickers **swoon**.  I also took ephemera that I had collected from our dinner out, and used it as part of my title. 

 

Next, I fussy cut some flowers from a piece of paper from my stash (a paper that I received last month in my kit) and adhered them in small clusters on a diagonal across the layout.  Anchoring the clusters with pops of black helped tie in the black from the title portion to the rest of the layout.

 

Lastly, I placed some of the enamel dots from Echo Park in and around the clusters, used a piece of flair from a past kit, and used a wee bit of the washi that was included in my kit this month to finish off the page.

 

I love how this layout turned out, and I hope you do too.

 

Until next time,

~sarah