June was the first month that I attempted the challenge. They had several kits to choose from, so I picked one that had colors I have a tendency to collect. Since I love these colors anyway, I naturally love the kit. What I really loved about the kit were the painted transparencies that I used to counterfeit the Heidi Swap acrylic letters with the help of my Silhouette. I know I've said it before, but I love that machine. I also used staz on ink to make my own black striped transparencies. I have a whole box of these transparancies that I got from a friend who was planning to throw them away, I find myself including them more and more with my scrapbooking.
We spent a few days in Orlando with my sister-in-law during June, so I had several adorable photos to scrap. I put the kit to use right away. From these supplies I made 5 layouts and a father's day mini book for Alfred. I don't have the mini book since it's sitting on Daddy's desk at work, but here are the layouts from the kit (I didn't even use half of it). I'm contemplating whether I'll keep the kit in a project envelope and keep working with it or if I'll break it apart and put it with the rest of my stash.
I love living in the nice ocean colors of my house, but being in Crystal's apartment reminded me yet again how much that it affects my pictures. It was nice not to have to open up the raw files and turn up the temperature and exposure like I have to at home.