InstaFriends by Barbara Picinich
It’s hard to believe that I have been on Instagram for seven years; it has become such a fun part of my life and I love it. In this past seven years I have met some of the best scrapbookers and crafters around. Luckily for me quite a few live right near me and two of them are also KP Shop design team members. Over the years we have often talked about meeting up and hanging out so last year we did. I invited all of the ladies to my home for lunch and we had the best time eating and sharing our work and talking about this craft we love. The Face Time monthly kit was the perfect kit to document the day.
I really loved the heart like card from the monthly kit and decided it needed to be the base for my journaling. Since it wasn’t Travelers Notebook sized I opened it up in Photoshop and enlarged it and cropped it to the size I needed. It paired perfectly with one of the pages from the Story Time kit so it worked out great. I typed up my journaling and printed it out on vellum so that the hearts would still show thru.
Because our meet up was last October the harvest tones in the group photo were clashing big time with the soft pink tones of the spread so I edited my photos in black and white and that saved the day, even though you can see bats and Frankenstein in the background of the photo. Ha!
I ended up doing a lot of my stamping on thicker vellum because it made sense to keep things cohesive with the journaling strip on the left side of the spread. Stamping on vellum is actually super easy as long as you have a really sticky ink, Stazon works really well for stamping on vellum you just have to be careful to not wiggle when you are pressing the stamp down.
I loved the sticker sheet that came with the kit and the five friend’s sticker could not have been more perfect. I also really love that pop of color it provides. This kit was so much fun to work with and there are some many other fun sentiments on the stamp set. I can’t wait to use it to document some of the funny text exchanges I have with my husband!