Hey it's Celeste here! I can not tell you how excited I was when Marnie asked for volunteers to play with a kit from AC Digitals! There has been a recent trend in the digital world where paper companies are putting out their products in digital form. I couldn't be happier. Now once again I can watch (with glee) the new products debut at CHA and covet them, but now for some I can actually downoad them and use them on my pages! Just fantastic!
The Storyteller kit by Crate Paper is just gorgeous. You paper folks played with this line awhile ago. The rich colors and the wood grain just drew me right in. When I saw the vintage camera it gave me a fabulous idea for a mini! Last year instead of taking 12 photos on the 12th of the month, I created my own version Second Saturday. As a working girl and a winter mole person (never seeing the light of day), the 12th tends to fall during the week which would mean all daylight hours I'd be stuck at my desk. Second Saturday means I can find better light and capture some of the craziness that makes up our weekends.
I love scrapping from a kit. It's one of the easiest ways to produce a cohesive page or in this case an album. A digital kit is even better I can reuse elements and papers to my heart's content!
I decided my mini would be 6x6. A nice little handheld album that my boys could peruse easily. For the cover, I chose the wood grain paper for my background. I adore wood grain and this lovely honey color just drew me right in. I used the camera almost as a photo and added the banner strips behind it. The yellow block serves to ground my camera and who doesn't love a pop of yellow? The only items I added to the kit were an alpha, some word art, paint splatter and a few buttons.
My cover really set the tone for the design of my album pages. Here you can see I repeated the banner strips and button from the cover onto the top of my page. I also used the same set of word art for the months. I used the same background paper throughout to make the album more cohesive.
I tend to make mini albums with a formula. It makes them go quickly and takes the guess work out of the design. So each of my subsequent pages is similar. I just chose different papers and buttons to complete the look.
As you can see, I also kept the banners to the outside edge of the page.
Big thanks to AC Digitals for letting us play with this kit!