For The Love Of Homemade Kits: At Dawn’s Early Light

Aloha Scrappers!! I wanted to make sure I remembered to share my For The Love Of Homemade Kits layouts I have been making with my current stash kit.

Us youtube ladies have been plugging along using our kits up. tomorrow, Tuesday is our last layout with this kit. Then we start a brand new kit.

I love the bold patterns in this kit I made, Which is inspired by Amy Tangerine, Finders Keepers. I decided it would be fun to cut out plus signs with all my patterns to impact.


I used all the patterns I used in my plus signs to layer behind my photo. This helps connects them on the layout.




I outlined all the plus signs so they would pop off the page.


I added some stamping to my photo, in the white space to draw your eye to my daughter and husband’s hands.

I also used a L design in a very loose way with my title going out from the photo to the right side of my layout. Having the Title start where their hands were also helped draw your eye there as well.


If there is one thing I wished I could change about this layout, it would be this. I wished I anted to glue my thickers down. I didn’t think before adding glue right to these thickers. This brand was especially un-sticky. Early is right on top of the black plus sign and I think if makes it look weird. It could me be nit picky so I am just letting it go.

I used arrows bringing moved back toward the photo. I probably didn’t need them but they were in my kit, so I did.


I added this Elle’s Studio journaling card in some open space on the right side of the layout.  I used a stamp set designed by Amy Tangerine for a class I took in Honolulu in August of 2015. I wanted to use this stamp because the race we went to go see was the Aloha Run in Honolulu.

I think this journaling card wasn’t needed but pin our kits we wanted to use journaling cards to use them up. It was a great place to have a special area for the journaling I wanted to tell on this layout. Which I know I could have wrote right on the background. And normally I do, and I wanted to try to do something a little different.

I used some washi tape around and a cork sticker. I kept the embellishments really light though. There is a lot going on from the patterns on this layout. I really didn’t want to overwhelm the layout.


This layout was really fun to make. This photo is so precious!! It really has sat in my photo pile way to long.



Here is the links for the other ladies on Youtube who have joined in with For The Love Of Homemade Kits. I hope you check out the layout they made for this second layout.

Khristina Sorge

Felicia Young

Sara Scraps


I hope you are inspired by this series, because I really love doing it!! I love using my stash. I love using my stash.

Have an inspired week!!


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