We’re Here!

Hi! Ashli Oliver (soapHOUSEmama) here from Purple Mailbox. I am thrilled to join you this month and share what I created with the amazing ACME kit. Yes, I was excited when I received the invitation to Guest Design this month. But, when this gorgeous package came in the mail…I was OVER. THE. MOON! Seriously! Look at all this fun stuff:

ACME kit

After drooling over the above items for a bit, I pulled my MOST favorite goodies and some photo possibilities:

laying out possibilities in scrapbooking

The best thing about this kit are all the unexpected materials. Most of the things included were things I wouldn’t normally think to include on my layouts. I love that! Why? Because it stretches me. And that is always a good thing!

First up, a napkin. Yep, napkin. I shred and collage strips onto a sheet of white textured card stock using Gesso. YAY! Fun!

napkin strips on scrapbook layout

Punchinella? Why, yes… don’t mind if I do. Let’s mist it… Gorgeousness!

punchinella misting on scrapbook layout

Alrighty, now for some contrast and dimension. After perusing my stamps, I grab two Amy Tan sets. All stamped up!

stamping and scrapbooking

Now for a bit of drippage. Tattered angels glimmer mist applied + paper held up = drips happening!

drips using mist

OK, moving on to that gorgeous turquoise lace, layering up and stapling on:

stampling lace onto a layout

Remember all the fun little trinkets that came with this kit? Let’s stitch them on! At first glance, I am beyond amazed that the letters included happen to be the first initials of my kiddos! Then, I find an O and realize that the kit includes these letters so that you can spell “love.” LOL! Nice coincidence though :) Love the texture this creates when hand stitched together:

stitching on a layout

Okie Dokie! Now, I have grabbed some scraps from the ole stash… time to layer under my chosen photo…After that is done, some journaling, a title, and pen lines finish it off:

mixed media scrapbook layout

We’re HERE! My first layout completed using the fab goodies from the ACME kit. That, my friends, was fun! Oh, yes… there is a lot more where that came from. I am just gettin’ started with this kit!


  1. Kelly Foster says:

    This is absolutely amazing!!

  2. Holy Canoli, Ashli!!! I am beyond STOKED at what you did with that ACME kit!! This is AMAZING!

  3. Thanks!!! SO happy to be here!!!

  4. so awesome! Love the step-by-step. You really made GREAT use of the kit!

  5. Awesome job, Ashli! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve done!

  6. Now THAT is eye candy!

  7. Soooo cool, love how you used all the tiny bits, your work always inspires me!

  8. Fab stuff Ashli. You Gauche girls always inspire me!!

  9. awesome step by step! Love this page!

  10. How you can take paper, photos,a few embellishments and create the way you do, is …hmmm…just AWESOME!!

Speak Your Mind