That is the same My Mind's Eye stamp set that I used last month. It has so many stamps that I just felt like I could get a lot more out of it by using it again for another month (and well into the future, I'm sure). For the last couple months I came up a little short on paper in my Ten on the Tenth kits, so I made sure to include lots of paper this time. Speaking of which, here is a photo that shows the flipsides of the papers. It also shows a closer look at the tiny oak leaf stamp.
Making sure I included lots of paper in my supply kit this time certainly paid off, because the first project I ended up making was this double page layout called "Hello Fall."
|Additional supplies: enamel shapes & puffy stickers from October Afternoon; stamping paper from Basic Grey; stamping ink from Hero Arts; pens from Zig; household twine.|
It's always difficult to showcase a big, two-page layout on a blog, so feel free to click on the photo to enlarge it. I've also included a closeup shot of the journaling.
Hip, hip, hooray for getting ten photos onto this layout! I placed the photos in a basic grid design, and I used embellishment clusters to separate the photos (see below).
The Simple Stories products from my kit are basically made to go onto this sort of a grid layout. I had fun using these supplies for their intended purpose, but for my second project I shook things up a bit. My second project is a one-page layout, created on the back of the first page from the two-page layout. Instead of creating another grid page, I made circular shapes the focus of this layout. I used the empty tape roll as a template for cutting the circles from my photos and papers, and I also used the tape roll as a guide for adding chalk lines.
|Additional supplies: ink from Hero Arts; pens from Zig; chalk from Stampin' Up; puffy stickers, enamel shapes, & flair badges from October Afternoon.|
At this point you may be saying, "Wait, Denise, if your first project is a layout, your second one is supposed to be a card. You made that rule yourself!" Never fear, I made a card as well, and here it is (below). As you see, I went back to a grid design for this one. I thought about adding a sentiment or a small embellishment to break up the grid a bit, but in the end I decided to leave the card as-is. I just love the patterned papers so much, I didn't want to do anything to take the focus off of them. Plus, without a sentiment to "pin it down," this card can be for almost any occasion.
|Additional supply: brown ink from Tsukineko.|
Usually I make just three projects with each Ten on the Tenth kit, but this time I was able to make a fourth project. Yay, bonus! This one used up all the leftover bits from the kit. I made it on the back of the second page of the two-page layout. You may have already seen this one, since I used it as my October entry for the Berry 71 Bleu challenge.
|~previously blogged here~ Additional supplies include 8.5 x 11" kraft cardstock from Neenah Paper, stickers from October Afternoon, die cut leaves from Doodlebug, and Candi dots from Craftwork.|
All together, with this kit I was able to create one card, one double-page layout, and two single-page layouts. I scrapped a total of two dozen photos, which felt very, very satisfying. I'd say I definitely got the most from this kit. And the best thing is that I made everything using supplies that I already had in my stash. Thanks for coming to look at everything that I made. I hope I inspired you!