These days when I go away on retreats instead of spending ages making up page kits before I go I tend to just grab some of my monthly kits and a pile of photos that I think will go with the kits. It saves a lot of time with the packing.
I did these two layouts using Sarah's Cards August Kit - Kaiser Peachy Keen
I used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch to produce the blue lattice work and the title is cut on the Bigshot using Sizzix Santa's Workshop. Last year we did a narrowboat holiday with my parents, my sister, my brother-in-law and their three children plus another niece. Being April the weather could be quite nippy first thing in the morning and various people sported these rather nifty knitted hats with ear flaps - a great idea for keeping the lugholes warm.
For the next layout I pinched the chipboard birdhouse that had come with September's kit. I don't tend to use birds as embellishments and I was not sure how to use the sheet of Peachy Keen that had birds on it. Then whilst looking at some really old photos I found some of my cousin Keith and remembered that my Uncle always use to tell him to watch the birdie when he was about to have photograph taken - all of a sudden it fell into place how I could use these items for a layout.
The title is cut on the Bigshot and is Sizzix Slobbery Kiss.
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