This month's kit is pretty amazing. I can tell just by the layouts I've created, but even when a kit is awesome you are bound to find a few things that challenge you. I decided that the theme of my monthly blog hop posts won't be about what's fabulous...I'll let you decide that, but rather the things I found a bit difficult. Might be a specific product or a color scheme...either way, confronting those creative challenges helps me to get everything I can out of my kits and I thought it would be neat to share.
Enter: the Summer Vibes chipboard frames by Simple Stories that came in the Main Add-On. I love these little suckers. I hoard them, but can't seem to ever use them or make them work. When I saw them in this month's kit I figured I'd put them to the side and move on, but I stopped short, opened the pack and decided that I would just figure it out. This is the result. Not too shabby, right? Sure, I'm not gonna win any awards for originality, but scrapbooking is all about documenting our memories in a way that feels right, and this felt right.
I think that whenever you work on something that challenges you it helps to fall back on what you know, what feels comfortable. In this case I relied on my beloved grid and a few of my favorite colors. This helped me to move forward with a product that kind of intimidates me. I'm still not super enthusiastic about using chipboard frames, but at least I did it and am thinking of a few other things I want to make. I hope that the next time you come across something in a kit that isn't your favorite...you give it a second look. You may just surprise yourself:)
don't forget to hop around and check out all the wonderful inspiration. Happy Scrapping!