Thursday, September 01, 2011

Freehand Scraps reveal - Day 1

September begins today and to me it brings a magical feeling. For the first 32 years  of my life, September marked the beginning of spring, lots of sunny warm days and a different glow in the air. It was always my favourite month.

And with the beginning of September I can finally start sharing the projects I created with my gorgeous Freehand Scraps September kit. The first project today is a layout with a picture of my daughter Mia and some chalk squares she drew on the patio floor. Mia is a very creative and imaginative child but she is also very shy, so sometimes you need to go past her shyness to see who she really is. I am happy and relieved because her kindergarten teacher, even though she's only been at school for a week, has made the effort to break the shyness barrier, and Mia feels special in her class. She woke up at 5.30 a.m. today as she was so excited to get to school - OK, that particular fact does not make me happy, I've had to have extra coffee today!

Going back to the layout, when I saw the card with the quote: "YOU'RE ONLY GIVEN A LITTLE SPARK OF MADNESS. YOU MUSTN'T LOSE IT", I knew it would go perfectly with that picture. I used a Pagemaps sketch for this layout, and the result is simple but I love it. Except for the embroidery floss and the mists, every single product I used for this layout came in the kit. I love the choice of patterned papers, they are not all from the same manufacturer and still they work so well together. And the stickers are just yummy.

Love how that title turned out, don't you? I'd also like to share a card I made using the girl wooden silhouette in the kit (both as an embellishment and as a stencil to cut out the other girls in the card). It took me a very short time to make it but I love the result. 

If you want to see the other yummy things in this kit, and the projects created with it by other DTs, visit Freehand Scraps. I will post other projects I created with this kit tomorrow and on Sunday. Also, I will be having a giveaway this week, so don't forget to come back and play! 


Cindy Gay said...

Great papers to go with the fun photo!

Mara... said...

What a fun layout!! I love the block design of the whole layout and a fun photo of your daughter!! And cute card, too!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a fabulous LO! Love that quotation, and so perfect with this wonderful photo. You have a sweet relationship with your DD! Love your hand stitching!! ~ Blessings

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