For this month's blog link up I thought it would be fun to share about a favorite kit. Maybe it's a favorite you designed, or maybe the one you always reach for when starting a new layout.
Whenever I design something I usually declare it to be my favorite. But when I give the question a little time, the favorite that always comes to mind is my Lake District Bundle. This one was a challenge for me to get right because the trip I was using as inspiration was a very special trip and I wanted to do my photos justice. It took three rounds of color selection to get it right.
The fact that I actually did manage to get it right is why I love this bundle. For one thing, designs don't always turn out that way. It frequently happens that I start out with something in mind, but try as I might in the end I just can't execute it. And the fact that I could then use this bundle to make layouts of some favorite memories also adds to the endearment.
One weird tidbit is that I usually consider purple to be my most under-used and unappreciated color, but here it is being a hero in my most favorite bundle.
Also, the fact that I could use Melo's sheep is what truly made this whole project the ultimate winner in my opinion.
I'm looking forward to hearing your favorites! Write a blog post and link it up with the tool below. Or let us know your thoughts in the comments.
There are some things I find that I use quite frequently and I was getting annoyed that I couldn't find them exactly when I needed them. So I decided to solve that problem by just putting everything in one place.
I'm going through a long-lasting phase of preferring to work on a solid white background when making a layout. So I've included lots of options so I'm not literally using the same paper every time. Also, some subtle ledger papers help break up the monotony.
Arrows and hearts are my favorite elements, so I've got some fun rubber ones here. You can easily alter the gray ones if you want a little more color.
I love a little doodle element in the background as well.
Clips and dates are a useful finishing touch.
You'll notice that I did add a Vol. 1 to the title, and you may correctly surmise from this that I'm not confident I got truly everything it needs to be truly Most Useful. So please let me know what I missed this time around, and I'll get it next time.
This bundle isn't really meant to be used alone, but Tina did such a great job with this layout I wanted to be sure to share it:
And this one from Emily!
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Hi There! I’m Marisa Lerin and you’ll see me around at Pixel Scrapper a lot. I started this site in 2010 soon after I discovered a new love in digital scrapbooking. Pixel Scrapper has gone through some significant changes since that time and it’s grown into this lovely community site you are seeing now. I am daily surprised by the turn of life’s events that has led me down this path. If you're new to the site, welcome! Here are a few tidbits about me that I hope will help you get to know me better!
I’m originally from Minnesota, USA, but spent a good chunk of my childhood living abroad (in Bolivia and Hong Kong). I returned to Minnesota to attend university, got married and then moved overseas again (Korea, then Jordan and 1 year of traveling). My designs are heavily influenced by these many nomadic years. I am currently back in the USA, now living in the great state of Oregon!
I have no official training for what I’m doing, since I decided very wisely (haha) to study physics in university. I am always learning new things about digital scrapbooking, and this community has been immensely helpful for that!
If I manage to stop digital scrapbooking you will probably find me watching TV, reading or baking. I also enjoy writing for the blog here at Pixel Scrapper where I talk about whatever happens to be catching my fancy at the moment.
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