Photo Credit: MJPaperie
I came across this photo collage one day while perusing Pinterest and was immediately drawn towards the balloons! I mean, just look at them? So Happy! Balloons are my favorite, except when they blow up in my face, but there is no fear of that in scrapbooking, of course!
In this layout about my nephew's birthday party, I combined an assortment of embellishments from Party Day, The Pier and Maggie Holmes. What do you know - they work beautifully together! The balloon bouquet stand-out is perfect, don't you think? The collage is also made up of several rectangular and square photos. I mimicked the shapes using Pier's slide frames and love how it looks!
Photo Credit: The Cake Blog
The one holiday we celebrate really big in the summer is the 4th of July. Not only is it Independence Day, it's also my daughter's birthday. For this layout, I took a photo from last year's celebration and added some stars and stripes. The half circle, made from vellum and red cardstock, is similar to the bunting which is often hung from porches and railings this time of year. I combined a red and white striped mount frame from The Pier collection, with a sparkly, gold number "4" from the Maggie Holmes collection. I think it adds a nice patriotic touch.
Photo Credit: Bubby & Bean
I was immediately drawn to the simplicity of this vintage style 4th of July banner! It provided the perfect inspiration for me to use this fun cut file and back the stars with different patriotic themed red, white and blue patterned papers from The Pier, Maggie Holmes and a "vintage" Crate line, Story Teller (one of my person favorites!). I recreated the look of the wooden fence with "Heatwave" patterned paper from The Pier. I embellished with a bold pinwheel and die cuts from The Pier, buttons from Party Day and glitter Thickers from Maggie Holmes. Finally, I couldn't resist using the transparent letters from The Pier for the title, which I adhered to the layout with tiny staples. The photo is of my girls before our big Fourth of July celebration in my home town last year, which always has amazing fireworks over the lake!
Photo Credit: That Shappy
This layout documents the "horse club party" my girl attended in June. It was a fun day, when she showed us what she learned this year and got to dress up as a princess! For the design of the page, I was inspired by this gorgeous half triangle background, both the shapes and colors. To recreate the look, I started by stitching a grid on white cardstock, then cut half-square triangles out of The Pier and Fourteen patterned papers. The title is a fun "Crossword"! The result is graphic and streamlined.