Sunday, March 11, 2012

At long last

We finally have a working broad band connection. It took the phone company the longest time to figure out why it wasn't working. We've been using a portable dial-up modem, and it was crazy slow. I've also not been at peace enough for scrapping. There's been my house in disarray and a decission waiting to be made. Also I only got the main kit from Studio Calico last month, and I'm running out of ways to use it. I got three add-ons this month to compensate. I'm not that fond of the main the way it looks in the picture, but that's changed several times when I have it in my hands. The add-ons were absolutely AMAZING! County Fair was easily my fave kit ever, but we'll see what happens when Story Hour arrives.

Since my Daydream Believer is running thin I've dug back into County Fair. Here's two layouts I've made this weekend:

I followed Amy Tan's advice from the Stretch your kit class - pick a few colors from the photo. I'll admit it makes a difference. This was really one of those AHA moments. I'll probably have a hard time NOT doing this in the future.

This one was made for a SC member challenge to only use a main for a layout. For someone who's not a fan of themey layouts I went out of my comfort zone for this one. This is probably the first layout I've ever made that actually has decorations that matches the story. The cones are an idea from Jen Jockisch who made a video tutorial on these for the Stretch your kit class.

I have more layouts to share, but I'll have to wait a bit. I'm guesting at Molly's scrapbooking this month - YAY! Lilo sent me a whole bunch of Crate and Studio Calico to work with. Love that! When she shares them on the store blog I can post them here also.

As for that decision waiting to be made - it's been made. This became such a long blog post I'll save it for tomorrow. Welcome back!