My boys have only a few days left of school, so they are getting very anxious for a Summer filled of being outside, going to the pool and hanging out in our swimsuits as much as possible. In preparation of the "we're bored" comments, I created this layout; featuring our Summer Bucket List. I love taking advantage of focusing on my journaling by creating a no-photo layout.
Water, swimming, the beach..like most people, I love the summer months. I'm embarrassed to say that even though we live so close to the beach, we don't get there nearly as much as we should. So, for this month's Creative Weekly, I made two different card sets that I hope will motivate your family to go more often. There's no shortage of surfing, swimming, and sand around here and the first set of cards highlights those Southern California staples. Crate's The Pier has chipboard images in the most beautiful saltwater taffy pastels to inspire "Endless Summer" moments for us all year long.
May and June also mean that young (and not-so-young) folks are graduating from high school and college. With that comes a sense of freedom, and, sometimes, even three months of summer fun before the beginning of their next big journey. By pairing The Pier's bathing suit playing cards with some pun-ny, summery sentiments, they became quick cards to encourage graduates (or anyone else) to go out and make a bright future.
Hello, Naomi here with another Creative Weekly layout! When I saw this week's creative weekly theme, I couldn't wait to get started. I have a lot of beach/pool photos, but I have wanted to scrapbook these two of my son from consecutive years. It's his favorite activity when we're at the beach to have mommy and daddy throw him in the air in the pool. And he is not satisfied with one time, it has to be 100! Talk about an arm workout!
I have this set of French curve rulers that I knew I wanted to use to make waves! I used my exacto knife and cut the waves out of Crate's summery The Pier collection on a glass mat. I then stitched over them for extra dimension. I matted my photo and used some of the new washi tapes to attach the photo to the mat. They come on a 12" x 12" sheet, which is AWESOME because then you don't end up with too much of one kind...and then what do you do with the rest of the roll?! I went on to use the super cool clear orange, plastic letters. I put a small pop dot under the letters, which you don't see a whole lot and layered them over my photo. FUN! I put a piece of journaling card under one of the new chipboard photo frames (which are another obsession of mine now!). I added some buttons, and a wave border sticker under my photo on the right. I used a pop-up sticker for the word "summer". No extra work there, it came ready to stick on the page! I really love all the cool new embellishments with The Pier collection! It's in stores, so I hope you can get your hands on some to play with your new summer photos!
The Pier is probably my favorite all time Crate collection; the colors and patterns are amazing! I wanted to combine some of my favorite patterns on this layout along with the cute chipboard pieces. I created a little "beach scene" with three of the chipboard stickers and layered others with my stripes of paper. This collection also offers an amazing amount of cut-outs and, surprise effects - tucked inside the "Ephemera Pack" are gorgeous gold sequins, which I used to embellish my title card.
This collection is ideal for summer photos and I'm so glad I was able to document this photo of my girl and husband taken three years ago! It's never too late to preserve memories :)
There's no place more that I love than the beach. After this long, cold winter, I've been counting the days until I can bury my toes in the sand.
I love this month's photo and theme. The picture is so soothing and calming. That's exactly the feel I wanted to create with my page. I decided to create some 'water" and did so by using watercolors on the middle section of the layout. Then, I grabbed several sheets of paper from The Pier. I wanted to use colors that would emulate the sand at the beach and there were several that worked perfectly. Since I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum, I used a tag from the tag paper and a couple of Stand-Outs. The darker blue and pops of red were exactly what I needed to give the page a bit of color. Finally, I added my title, which was cut with my Cameo. I kept it white so as to blend in with the background a bit. I love how the products from The Pier line worked to create a sense of the beach on my page.