Monday, March 16, 2015

Summer Scrapping

We all struggle with Boy layouts and more than anything I often struggle to not get grungy or ink or stamp or distress or pretty much use some technique, but rather just put a nice easy layout together.

Some fantastic new products from Simple Stories (new for us anyway) have helped me catch up on some very old summer scrapping - but if you have photos from this summer just gone to get done these paper ranges are perfect!  Robbo turns 21 in May so it is about time to get some of these layouts done and dusted - mission accomplished.

Products used for this layout:

Green Base Cardstock - 71060 Cricket
Dark Blue Cardstock - left of photo 71569 Stargaze
Pattered Paper Top Left & Bottom Right are from Simple Stories-Sn@p! Double Sided Journal Pages
The Boathouse, Thongs and word stickers are some spares left over from from the Simple Sets Collection Kit 12"X12" Summer Paradise
The arrow shaped enamel stickers are from Urban Market - Enamel Dots & Shapes
The green and orange arrow square on the right is from Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine - Insta-Squares

Pretty much everything on this layout came from the  Simple Sets Collection Kit 12"X12" Summer Paradise  There are several sheets left over and penty of stickers so I am sure there will be another layout coming from this kit.
The 2002 stickers on the journalling tag were some older ones from my personal supplies - shame we cant get these stickers anymore they were incredibly versatile however my favorite ones that we still have in stock from the same supplier are here and the enamel dots are from Urban Market - Enamel Dots & Shapes
I have a habit of cutting my layouts down a little and mounting them on a backing cardstock more for a little strength than anything - often I just tend to go with White Base Cardstock -  71081 White
The pardase logo on the Our Summer Vacation paper has been done over with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and the Summer Title stuck on with Foam Tape just to give a little depth.
The the joys of matching paper ranges is the ability to mix and match for completely different layouts but the colours just still all work together - skip forward 11 years and we are still playing near the water.

Red Base Cardstock -  71029 Crimson
White Base Cardstock -  71081 White
Demin Pattered Paper through centre Authentique - Genuine - Perfection 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper
  - Sorry guys this one is fast running out and when it is gone there is no more available
The Keep Cool Rainbow Paper and the cut out Camera are from the Good Day Sunshine Double-Sided Elements Cardstock 12"X12" - 4"X4" Quotes & 6"X8" Photo Mats Paper
The square "sunshine" "summer" "fun" "sat" and "every summer has a story" cards are more cards from the Simple Stories - Good Day Sunshine - Insta-Squares pack
The Green Alpha stickers are from the Simple Stories - DIY - Letters Stickers pack
 The arrows hearts and star timber embellishments are leftovers from the Simple Stories - Enchanted - Wood Veneer Shapes 29/Pkg 

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