I got everything this month. I was drawn to the color palette and each add-on contained something I couldn't live without. I know that doesn't help the budget conscious, but you should know each girl on the team has created something with the main kit only, and this is my sneak for that project:
I did use a new Studio Calico butterfly mask and some Clay and Dewey Huey (my FAVORITE color released, except for white), but you could print something from the computer to trace and cut out (I actually did that for one of my layouts this month), or use other objects or chipboard negatives, etc., in your stash.
I also got to use my new typewriter on this layout, which I am really excited about. She's a Royal. She's gray. And Steve's Mom got her as a gift for High School graduation and passed her on for me to play with. So she has history in my family. LOVE that.
The wood doilies are from Perennial, love those, and there's a nibble of the hand cut embellies I was referring to earlier.
(The birdie stamp and those Prima alphas are from Meadow Lark, #3. LOVE those Prima alphas - and you can take the centers out of those alphas. I just didn't). The background paper and the other alphas are from the main kit. I used those Basic Grey alphas on several layouts this month. I love that font.
I'm still working with the kit, as I like to use it for my latest Project 12 layout, and am having fun with it.
I have huge plans for the Amy Tan mini in Almanac.... it's the perfect type of random album for our trip to Washington, where we played in the sand on the beach, in a boat on the ocean, and in the big city of Seattle. The Ormolu date tags, perfect (we were there Tuesday to Monday), the Amy Tan bits and pieces, fabulous. Love it all. But I am not the fastest mini maker. So you'll see that later.
Have a great Sunday! Davinie
P.S. My friend Alison has a great big giveaway on her blog that you need to check out. Head here and good luck!