Saturday, June 30, 2012

Birthday Boy

Well, it appears that I'm very bad at keeping up with my blog during the summer. We've been having so much fun playing and enjoying the beautiful weather that I've been a little neglectful here. I have been scrapping, though, so here are 2 layouts I made of my son's 4th birthday party using Echo Park's Birthday Boy Mini Collection.

This year he wanted a sports theme, so I made him a basketball birthday cake. It was a lot of fun to do. 
We also have silly string at many of our parties, so I scrapped a few photos of the cousins having fun with the silly string:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Slip 'N Slide

When I was little, one of my favorite summer activities was getting to play on the Slip 'n Slide. This year we bought our boys their first Slip 'n Slide, and I think I was even more excited about it than they were! Oh, and let me also tell you Slip 'n Slides sure have improved since I was a kid! I got some great shots, and I used Echo Park's Sunshine mini collection to scrap the fun.

My youngest was not as sure about the Slip 'n Slide but he eventually got in on the action.

My oldest, on the other hand, didn't need any convincing.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer Fresh

You know how sometimes you see a new line and you just know that you can do pretty things with it, that it's going to be so much fun to work with, that you won't be able to get enough of it? Yeah, that's me with Simple Stories Summer Fresh. I really, truly just love this line.So far, I've made a 2 page layout, a single page layout, and banner. Today I'll share the layouts. You'll have to come back next week for the banner.
First up is the single page layout:

My favorite thing about this layout is the little cluster of details found here:

That little calendar piece with the twine and the pin and the rhinestone added to it just make me happy. I know, it's the little things, right?

Now on to the 2 page layout. I actually made this layout first. I was waiting for Summer Fresh to come out so that I could scrap these photos from Easter. Sometimes, I really like a paper line, but when I start to work with it I struggle and I just can't seem to put it together right. Summer Fresh is the exact opposite of that for mixes and matches beautifully and I can't seem to get enough of it.

Okay, I know that picture's a bit tiny, so here are individual shots of the left side:

and right side:

In case you're wondering what we're doing, here's a close up on the journaling about Magic Jelly Beans (please note this is not my original idea, I read about it somewhere, and I really don't know where otherwise I'd absolutely give that person the credit for coming up with such a fun idea).

And, finally, I have to share one last photo of my favorite detail from this layout:

This bit of burlap with the twine and button is the last thing I added to the layout, and it just just made the whole thing feel complete.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm quite behind on keeping up with blogging the current projects I have completed, but I'm trying to do better...really I am! In the mean time, I've been busy over at Stamp School,

so you can find a bright and cheery card with a Gelato video tutorial done by yours truly here.

 You can find a a wedding card I created with a matching envelope here.

and you can find one last video tutorial on making this inky embossed background here.

Have a great weekend!