The Story Matters December Kit

Hey all!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Mine was super busy and I am slightly (okay majorly) panicking that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away.  I mean, how did that happen?  In any case I have some fun news to share that I've been keeping secret for the past few weeks.  I was asked to be the Guest Designer for The Story Matters kit club for the month of December.  I was super excited when Penny asked me to Guest DT and even more thrilled when I received the kit - loved loved loved it!  Thanks so much Penny for asking me!  :)

I created 3 layouts with the kit and will share one each day for the next 3 days (and I promise to actually post this time not like my last ... cough cough ... post ... cough cough LOL).  The very first layout I made with the kit was this one below ...

 
There were so many great patterned papers included in the kit and I really wanted to use them all somehow on a layout.  A simple grid design lends itself to using several patterns without feeling overwhelming.  Also using a neutral kraft cardstock background like I did here helps keep things from looking too hectic.  These are some of my favorite pictures of Brandon from our first major snowstorm last winter.  He loved sticking his tongue out and catching the snowflakes.  I used a bit of Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Color Mist in Calico White around my page to continue my theme and lots of punched snowflakes here and there as well.  And here's a detail image of my title work.


I will have another layout to share with you tomorrow.  In the meantime if you are interested in purchasing the kit I believe that it is still available - check out The Story Matters website for more information!

16 comments:

Mandie said...

lynn, i LOVE this! so cute! love the mix of pp & the snowflakes! just lovely!

jamie long said...

great pics!

Lauren said...

Great layout! I so love the photos and the colors! Have a great day!

Tonya said...

Love the design on this Lynn!

marcy said...

great layout!

Christina said...

I saw this in the SC gallery and just loved it!
xo

ArlaMo said...

Gorgeous page - love the design!

lisa truesdell said...

gorgeous - i adore the scattered snowflakes!

Melissa said...

Such a cute layout, I love the colors and design!

Mindy Miller said...

FABULOUS! And congrats on the guest opportunity! Well deserved. :)

sillypea said...

Beautiful page - going to my faves! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous page! Love the different patterns you've combined, and the snowflakes on top are the perfect touch!

Denise said...

Awesome layout! Love the patchwork of pattern paper and the super cute photos. The curved/circular title is excellent, too. Very eye catching!

Kathy Martin said...

GREAT page! Love the design!

laura vegas said...

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this layout! love the way you did the papers and photos!

BikerGranny said...

What a neat layout - very unique! I'd have never thought to do something like this but I really love it - TFS!