How About Both!
Hey everybody, its Gia here…surprise! What am I doing in the locker room today? I am usually found in the Art Studio. Well Coach Jody is busy behind the scenes paving the way for the BIG DAY! The introduction of the first ever Clique Kits Varsity Team!! That's scheduled for this Monday- so be there or be square! You HAVE to meet this Varsity Team line-up! Subscriber Pep Rallies will be ever so much more fun now that we have these ladies to inspire us!
In the mean time, I have designated myself the team Water Girl. I usually don't go out for slapstick comedy much, except if it's an Adam Sandler film. I just love him. Anyway, if you are not familiar with the movie Waterboy Adam Sandler plays a typical loser who gets bullied until the football team realizes he has amazing tackling skills the team can use. I feel I can relate to him! My superpower is throwing out the cray, outside the box ideas that everybody says can't be done…and I say, Why not? Oh, and using the f-word a lot. Ask the other CK girls. I kind of have a mouth on me. See, I belong here in the locker room after all!
Okay, so my topic today is about gender stereotypes and color in scrapbooking. Did you look at the September kit Study Abroad and see all that blue and green and yellow and think automatically…BOY! No? Me neither! Okay, maybe a little at first- my first grade boy does love to make paper airplanes! But I recently had some back to school photos taken by my hubby of all 4 of my kids still in grammar school -2 boys and 2 girls- and I couldn't wait to scrap them both using this month's kit.
This page came together embarrassingly easily once I cut out some awesome cut files from The Cut Shoppe. These particular cuts are now in the shop and coordinate perfectly with this kit! So go get 'em!
And here is one of my girl pages. I also used a cut file as my title on this one. But I was itching to also dive in to my chalkboard paint. I made a grid with washi tape then painted over it and when dry removed the tape.
Geesh, I hope Coach Jody doesn't get upset with me for bringing some paint into the locker room. Naaah. She paints all the time in here! LOL. Okay, here are some more close-ups of my two sweet and super easy layouts. I finished both of these in under thirty minutes. I used my Study Abroad kit, and found a few accent pieces in my stash in hot pink to match the girls t-shirts in the photo. I am really pleased with the fact that as a Mom I could use my kit for back to school photos. But, do you see a bunch of yellow school buses, pencils, notebooks, apples or other typical back to school things around here? Nope- we try to avoid using traditional themed papers or embellishments in our monthly kits because we are all at different stages and places in life and have different kinds of memories to preserve... we can find inspiration for ANY theme in lots of places.
The "happy" card and the "bicycle" card are exclusive Clique Kits printables included in the kit!
I hope you have a wonderful labor day weekend! See you next time!