Friday, July 31, 2020

New Outdoor Adventure Album Kit!

Hey friends, I have NEW album kit in the shop today! It's called Outdoor Adventure. Travel  industry experts say this is the year of the road trip so I thought this 6x6 inch cutie was quite appropriate for summer memories!

I love the idea of spending time outdoors. It's hot as blazes this summer but an afternoon on the lake ... in an inner tube ... being lazy in the sunshine ... yes please! That sounds awwwwesome!

Have any of you spent family time camping, been to the lake or gone fishing with friends? Well if so, this is the perfect scrapbook for your favorite pics. It's great for boating, campfires, hiking, s'mores, water activities, family fun, fishing and any special memento from your adventure.

Outdoor adventures like camping and hiking trips are not only good for your physical health, but they’re also great for your mental and emotional well-being too. It can decrease your stress level and honestly, it’s hard to be cranky when you’re having fun in nature!

This is also a perfect album for photos of summer camp! I bet many of you have littles that have been to day camp or sleep-away camp over the summer. This would be such an amazing keepsake for all those fun memories with friends, enjoying outdoor adventures!

I love this flip-up page ... "Collect moments, not things." So, sooooo true! And really, isn't this why we all scrapbook ... to document those moments that give our life quality? Heck yeah! I want to remember all the little details of those moments when remembering isn't exactly my strong suit anymore. Kinda like now, lol!  #menopausebrain
This album has 12 pages (6 double-sided) and will hold at least 22 photos. It has pockets for storing extra photos or memorabilia like maps, notes, postcards, tickets, etc.

It also has several fold-out elements to make the album interactive and fun! Speaking of fun ... isn't the paper great?! It's from the Echo Park, Summer Adventure Collection (by Lori Whitlock). To get your hands on this awesome kit before they sell out, click on the link below & purchase it today!

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

12x12 Sweet Taste of Summer Page with Doodlebug

What's better on a hot summer day than a juicy bite of ice cold watermelon?  Especially a watermelon that's perfectly sweet and seedless! Yum!
I couldn't wait to create this 12x12 page with the new Bar-B-Cute collection.  Those little watermelon faces make me smile every time I see them.  I printed 3 pictures at 3"x4", and then cut an extra one to fill in the right and left sides.  I had never done this with photos before and I like how it makes the photos appear to be moving across the page.
Isn't that title cute?  I used the new Sunshine alpha stickers in ladybug and beetle black. Love them!

I wanted to replicate the curve of a watermelon shape on the page, so I used a 12" plastic circle to trace and cut out my grass pattern paper.  I added a few adorable odds & ends, and a border across the bottom, and my page was complete!

I hope you're enjoying your summer!  You can also find some of this collection at Starlit Studio HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thinking Outside the Box with Bella Blvd

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to challenge you to think outside the box when it comes to your themed paper collections.  And what better way for me to illustrate my idea, than with a fun little box project.  For example, I used adorable paper and embellishments from Bella Blvd's Chloe collection ... even though my project has nothing to do with kitty cats.

The box is by Graphic 45 and has a small album tucked inside. I started the project by covering the box with white card stock.  I like how pattern papers pop off a background of white so you'll see most of my albums and pages start with a white base.

I covered the sides of the box with the super cute floral pattern (Chloe: Smitten) and then layered the top with white card stock and a yellow and orange dot (Chloe: Borders).  Then the fun part ... embellishing the top of the box!

I started with the largest piece first.  I adhered the house die cut and then randomly added large die cut flowers.  I love how the Bella Pop flowers add dimension, and the epoxy hearts add a little shine! Then I used the new matte enamel dots (Cat Mix and Dog Mix) to fill in the smaller spaces.

I kept the album inside super simple by layering 3x4 white card stock with pattern paper, slipping the small pages into ten 3x4 Simple Stories page protectors, and adding binding rings.  My granddaughter's pictures are going to look so cute on those little pages!


As you can see, my project really has nothing to do with kitty cats, even though I did the whole thing with the Chloe collection! I hope I've inspired you to think outside the box and find fun ways to use your papers and embellies for everyday projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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