August 5, 2015

Scraptastic Kit + Amy Tangerine

Every month as soon as I get my kit, I pick out my favorite things and make it a goal to use them. The first thing I set aside this was the sticker sheet from Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine collection. I am not so great with the watercolors so I'm glad that Amy is.

the stuff | scraptastic kit club May kit + Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine


the story | The photo is one I took on vacation last year of my son, niece and nephew. When I wrote the journaling I was looking at the picture and thinking that they are so alike in some ways and yet so different. Is it a personality thing or gender? 

Here’s a closeup of my favorite sticker. I used it almost like a photo corner in the bottom right of the design. It frames out the journaling and creates a diagonal line from the photo.

Cutting up patterned papers and layering them with flair and frames from the kit  draw attention to the photo. It's a pretty bed of layers for the focal point. 

I like all of the elements in this kit. It's not a combination I would naturally gravitate towards and that's exactly why I like kits. They let me stretch creatively (in a good way).


  1. Great page Nancy! I love the balance in your design and the soft colors. I also always seem to like your journaling :)

  2. Wonderful layout! From the title and journaling (one of my favorite things about your layouts, BTW) to the way you've used the stickers and created a focus for your page! Thank you so much for sharing and for being real!
    I have a girl and a boy. My daughter is tentative, but also slightly more wiggly and hyper than my mellow, snuggly boy. She is more reserved, doesn't like talking about her feelings, but you pretty much always know what my son is thinking and feeling because he tells you. I think a lot of it is birth order along with boy vs. girl, but I think it's fun that they can get along and still have fun together, which is obvious in your photo!

  3. Your work is so awesome. This is not only beautifully designed but tells a great story. Just what I expect from you! I know you do work for design teams but you never seem to make a layout that doesn't matter. That makes me so happy!