Well, Friday night was a great night at crop. I cropped for the first time at Scrapbook Junction in Minooka, IL. I met a few new ladies (might even make a fewfriends) and was able to get a couple of pages finished. I used the July MW Express Kit and worked some more on our trip home from Maine (2007!)
I had to pick some different cardstock than what was in the package, cause I wanted to use both the same color. I used the "postcards" that were in the kit. So they didn't just look like cardstock mats, I dirtied the edges, stamped some postage items on it (did I say the acrylic stamps were included? Really cute!), and drew journal lines. I used a ruler and a Zig Marker, but there are several stamps out there with journal lines. On the left one, I wrote it as if I was mailing a postcard home and the right one I just journaled about the cute motel. The title "From Maine to New York" was made with arrow (included) a strip off the liscense tag paper (included) , rub ons, a chipboard plaque covered in blue dot paper (included) and a NY liscense plate. The Journal block was in the kit, as was the darling "map" flowers. I dirtied them up with cat's eye chalk in the burnt sienna. The striped paper is so brilliant, that I had to use it! The mats are the blue & tan dot from the back of the stripe.
I still have many papers, embellishments, & journal blocks left. One page has old-fashioned bicycles on it. I have a great idea for that.. The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories, and Graphic 45.
There are still kits left for sale. Check it out at my MemoryWorks Web Site.
Hope to see some of your layouts in the forum, http://dreamtalkin.ning.com/And. . .