Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Crop Addict Projects

This kit is by far my favorite kit from Crop Addict. I couldn't stop playing with it! I've got some paper left that I'm wanting to use too so you may see some more projects from it soon. If you want the kit, just click on the photos in the sidebar and it will take you there. There's stuff from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey and Fancy Pants Summer Soiree lines included in the kit.

One of the items in the kit is a policy envelope from Bazzill. That's what I made the mini-album out of. A few years ago, I had bought a little mini-album thingy from Making Memories (I think it was called inner pages or something like that). It had a cardstock cover and little page protectors. I have held on to that thing thinking that some day I may actually use it. I wanted to do something different with the policy envelope so I folded it in half and adhered the inner pages to the inside. I folded it so that the envelope opening would be the back cover so I could undo the enclosure thingy and put extra photos or whatever in there. I used Lime Rickey for the patterned paper. The pics of the little pages below the mini-album pic are the pages inside the album. Since Caden has only been to Kindergarten, he only has the one page done. I really liked how it turned out!

I've been using a lot of collages for my layouts lately too. I just have too many pics that I want to scrap and I don't really like doing 2-page spreads anymore so the collages have become my new best friend! I use Picassa sometimes to make them but I like having more control over it. (Picassa is a free photo software from Google.) I found a BUNCH at Scrapbooks, Etc's website. I've been making some of my own too. I'm about to do a tutorial on making your own for Photoshop Elements at Crop Addict. I hope to have it done in the next couple of days. So head on over there, if you're interested!

Have a happy 4th!!!