Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturdays with Jen

Happy weekend everyone. It's a sun-shiney day here in Oregon, and I hope it is for you too, wherever that might be. This is Jen here with my first blog post for Danimoy Designs. I'll be with you each Saturday and I hope you'll join me here too! I titled my blog post sessions 'Saturdays with Jen' (creative, right, lol). Each Saturday I'll have something new to share with you - twice a month I'll have a digicard made using one of Dani's awesome kits, and twice a month (starting today) I'll mix things up a little with something I call 1+1=3. Don't worry, I can do math. This is one of those special situations, though, where it actually does add up. For each 1+1=3 session, I'll show you two of Dani's kits. I'll then take a little of this and a little of that, mix it up, and voila, a new kit will emerge. Hence, one kit plus one kit equals three kits for you to work with. I hope that makes sense, but if not, don't worry, I'll show you what I mean.

The first step is to choose two kits that you would like to work with. These could be some of your favorite all time kits, or perhaps some that you just haven't used in a while. The best part is, they don't even have to be remotely similar for this to work. For my first session, I chose Dani's Owl Always Love You and Time of Your Life (which you can find in Dani's shop at Scrapbook Bytes here).

Aren't these the cutest?! Ok, so now I've got my 1+1, I need to mix it up and get my 3. Begin by choosing a color pallete. I LOVE the blue and white clouds in Owl Always Love You, and the blue and pink papers in Time of Your Life really jumped out at me. So, my color pallete is blue, white, and pink. Now it's time to mix it up. Go through each kit and separate out the papers and elements that match your new color scheme. Here's what I came up with for mine:
Isn't that awesome?! I was really pleased with the result. Now it's time to have a little fun. Scrap to your hearts content! I made a layout using my "new" kit and one of my absolute favorite photos. I was too young to remember this photo, and frankly most of the people in it. But it really means a lot to me to have this "memory" and I really felt that "Dare to Dream" was the perfect kit for it. Hope you think so too!

That's it for today. I hope you'll give it a try and I'd love to see what you come up with. I'll see you back here next week, same time same place with a special card to share.


Laina said...

very cute idea Jen!! can't wait to see more :)

Vicki said...

Great idea! I'm so guilty of not thinking outside the box - I never mix kits, lol!