I started out my layout by using the fabulous January kit (a few are remaining here while they last!) along with several tags from the Love Note Collection, and a few 4x6 patterned papers I had on hand at the heart of my 2 page layout.
For my week title, I used this pocket card from the Jan. kit (below). I took my little Fiskars cutter and trimmed around the title work as shown.
Then I cut around the inside of the printed border outline of the card to leave this remainder of the 4x6 card:
Stitching around it adds a little bit more texture, dimension, and interest I think.
Then I placed some hidden journaling below it. This is helpful when I want my layout to not get too visually cluttered with my handwritten journaling.
Below I took a scanned image of a brush script painting sample I did for an online class and printed it out onto photo paper and then stitched around it with my sewing machine. A fun way to add a little bit of my other hobbies/activities onto the pages of my album!
I made a confetti pocket by stapling the Love Note circle tags back to back and then added some punched hearts and sequins and sewed the pocket closed at the top. Then I added the "Status Update" rub on right over my photo with some vintage typewriter journaling onto the negative space of my photo of my beloved Rudy. The "happy" heart I stamped onto some white card stock and trimmed and then stapled directly to my photo.
This is the front of an insert I added (as I often do because our weekends often have a bulk of our activities).
And below I stitched around the arrow "and so it begins" to draw more attention to my title work on the card.
I really loved the cohesiveness of this month's kit and how well the Love Note tags complemented it. Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave comments, questions or link ups (as to how you have used your January kit in the comment section below.)
And if the Valentine's Day/President's Day weekend kept you away from your online shopping experience and you haven't already purchased a Feb kit, there are a few kits remaining (while supplies last) here:
February 2014 Exclusive Kit as well as many store items on sale for as low as $1 each here: Chic Tags Shop Sale
Have a terrific Tuesday! :)