It’s Monday and I’m here on the blog to inspire you with layouts created using this month’s free mini kit created by Snickerdoodle Designs for the Use It All Challenge at The Digichick. Each month Karen creates a free mini-kit, yes I did mention free, for the challenge and the rules are simple. You must use each and every piece of the kit. There are always enough papers and elements to create a layout with just the mini alone but once you have “used it all” you are free to add other items from your stash to complete your challenge layout. Typically there is a full collection to match the mini. This month the collection is not yet available but coming soon.
Here is this month’s mini. I really love the palette combining lime green and aqua with a splash of pink and orange. While there’s more than enough included to complete a layout, I’m looking forward to the matching collection.
For Smiles Abound, Carina used just the mini adding only a template from Aimee Harrison Designs. By duplicating the elements multiple times she was able to create a gorgeous layout with only a few design elements. Her photos are adorable and I love the word art she created for her title. The placement of the button adds emphasis to the pretty title work and journaling.
I love the photo in Backyard Refuge by Chrissy. The blue paper bordering the white with the painted edges is the perfect backdrop for her stacked papers and finally the lovely photo. She used just a couple of elements from other Snickerdoodle Collections. I like the way she combined the twisted and folded ribbons. The buttons in the bottom corner as well as the bead scatter are great little details.
I really like the way Norma masked the photo in Summers. Placing the mask above the paper stack and flower element is unusual yet very effective. The stripes on the wooden dock flow seamlessly into the striped patterned paper and the circle cut-out grounds everything to the page. Norma also used Backyard Party Collection. The colors of the elements she chose match perfectly to the mini. Her cluster is gorgeous and I love the glass bottles. The word art , included in the collection, works perfectly with her theme.
I like how Elk Fan masked the papers in Funny Faces. The photos are precious and her journaling sets the scene. I love the banners and skinny, offset circles placed behind the photos. The stitched strips down the side are appealing and her word art is the perfect added touch.
It was very difficult to choose from the gorgeous layouts created for the challenge but I’ll show you just one more, Royal Essence by Jenni. She also used a free template from Kimeric Kreations. The composition of her layout is awesome. I really like the large blended photo combined with the two smaller photos. I love the way they lift off the page. The clusters are balanced and I especially like the tiny cluster placed atop the bottom photo. Rotating the title and journaling looks just right with her layout design.
I hope I have inspired you to visit the Use It All Challenge and pick up this adorable mini. We are only a week or so into the month so you have lots of time to complete your layout and participate in the challenge. I look forward to seeing your layouts. Thanks and have a great week! (And be on the lookout for the matching collection coming soon!!!)