I have had these pages sitting in my file for over 2 weeks anxiously waiting not only to show off this darling and surprisingly versatile kit, but these adorable photos of my grand kids as well!
To see what I mean about versatility you really must check out the work of the design team at MCS. Even after following their work for the nearly 3 years I have belonged to the online scrapbook community, I am still amazed at the creativity and talent of the amazing women on the MCS design team! It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with them these past months, and boy am I going to miss these kits! Five, count them, FIVE layouts using nothing but the items included in this kit, and 4 more pages that I will post tomorrow using a few of my own embellishments, but mostly kit items. Pretty darn amazing if you ask me!
These first 2 pages feature the very different reactions of my 9-year-old grand daughter and 3-year-old grand son to digging up worms in my garden. Gary touched one accidentally and had a conniption wanting his hands washed "right now" while Ceairrah was fascinated and wanting to build houses for them in my Tupperware and turn them into house pets! Of course, she was wearing my gardening gloves!
Gary had an old scarf tied around his neck that drug 3 feet behind him and that kept catching on everything. His sister tied it on him one day and he has not been without a cape since, though his mom has since sewn him a variety so they can be interchanged and washed and are short enough not to hamper his escapades.
It was so much fun to take the heart patchwork stickers and personalize them by stitching around the edges and then giving them dimension by attaching them to cards stock with foam adhesives and trimming around them with Fiskars deco edge scalloped scissors. I don't know where Pam finds all of the fabulous embellishments she includes in these kits, but I just adore these little mini roses and ribbon roses. She always finds the best ribbon and lace to match as well.
The SUPER HERO and the WORM
Look at that expression! I was so lucky to capture this! He is so much like his daddy that it just tickles me! He was totally grossed out by touching that worm! Bryant hated to be dirty as a kid, but was not above dirtying up his little brother! When he was just a little bit younger than Gary is now he took the Vaseline to Ben, who is just 13 months behind in age, and smeared him from head to toe, then baby powdered him... the toddler version of being tarred and feathered! It took weeks to get all that Vaseline washed out of Ben's hair!
I used my own Shimmerz paint to accent the envelope and a Martha Stewart punch on the border. The title and worm are Silhouette cuts accented with Stickles.
These next pages all go in my niece's graduation album, or albums since, as usual, I am getting carried away! But look at these lovely photos and my very pretty niece and can you honestly blame me? And this kit is just so suited to her since she is herself a bit of a clothes horse!
EMBRACE YOUR FUTURE
And here she is, the college graduate! Beauty and brains! And don't you just love how this collection went from subtle and soft to bright and spunky?
Besides the great kits, MCS has great tutorials and one of them shows how to make these torn circle flowers. Thanks Gabrielle!
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. I hope you will check in again tomorrow to see the rest. Have a great week end!