Thursday, November 07, 2013

So Very Thankful *Scraptastic November kit

I have another fall layout to share today using the November "Home" kit from Scraptastic. I am thankful for lots of things - today its my weather, but my boys are right up there at the top of the list.  I love this photo of my son and Noel, he was at day 10 of No-Shave November last year and he was looking nice still - LOL! The colors in my photo work so well with these great products. I don't know about you guys but I like a light neutral background, not cardstock, but something with a bit of a pattern. When I saw the packaging for the Prima Resist Alphas, I had to use it for my background.

And speaking of using things in a non-traditional way, the Thickers were looking fun too so they got to be background as well. :) If you haven't used alphas or packaging like this on your pages, you just have to give it a go. I mean, who is going to use all those extra alphas - q, z, p,v, 9, .... you know what I mean. I actually use alot of v's because of Savvy and my friend has a son named Zane, so we do use some of those but look at your other alpha sheets that you have used alot and see what's left and you will know what you can afford to use up in a new set - or just use that old set.

 Someone was telling me that they like the look of the stitching I do thru alphas... well, I  have to be honest. I am not doing it because of the look, although I do like that. I do it because all the chipboard alphas tend to fall off over time! I can not tell you how many page protectors have alphas sitting at the bottom of them. Not cool. Those vinyl alphas are the worst for sliding down your page. It won't stop me buying them because I love them, but they have to be stitched. So many adhesives fail, sometimes its a bad lot, sometimes its a bad product. Stitching doesn't fail.


Michelle said...

Susan this is so cool!!! I too love a neutral background instead of cardstock lately. I LOVE the way you used all of those alphas too!! Good point and a great way to use up our stash as well, that there are so many in a set that we don't use.

Sherri said...

I adore this, you are rocking this kit Susan. And I hear ya on the Alphas. I'm baffled that after all this time AC hasn't fixed that.

Tasha said...

I love this!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Such an awesome idea! I love textured backgrounds too. My fave. This came out gorgeous