I hadn't yet touched this Amy Tangerine paper and thought it was time to use it:
|Jump Stitch from the Stitched Collection|
Since I wanted that background paper to stand out, I just added a few little die-cut embellishments - a camera, a yellow envelope and some hearts.
I stapled on two little pennant shapes that I cut from the branding strips from my kit papers and topped them with a heart. And I had a complete fan-girl moment when Amy Tan commented on my instagram photo of it - woo hoo!
Moving on...I still had most of this paper left and decided to see how I could use it on a page:
|The Photo Frames vellum from the Ocean Melody collection by Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages|
This photo (my husband and young daughters flying a kite at the beach) has been sitting out on my table for a while, just waiting for me to figure out what I wanted to say about it. I arranged the frames on white cardstock and added the photo. The frames hold written memories of my husband as a dad from that time in his life.
The next layout features another older photo and my design was inspired by a lesson in layering in Camp Scrap 2015.
The strip of patterned paper on the left was too short to run the length of the page so I trimmed the end to make it look like a banner. Then I just layered bits and pieces of the leftovers from my kit before adding my photo, journaling and title.
My final two layouts do not have photos but do have very specific memories that I wanted to record. Each page was prompted by a piece from Crate Paper's Poolside Collection chipboard sheet.
This layout is about my childhood memories of a specific beach.
All I had left of that pretty chevron paper was the triangular piece you see on the page - I didn't want to cut it smaller so I just built the rest of the layout around it, using washi tape to cover the seam between the two patterned papers.
The chipboard umbrella was the inspiration piece and I added the beach ball and flip flops to go with it.
The final layout uses the diver from that same chipboard sheet.
It's the perfect embellishment for a layout about my "aversion" to swimming.
I tore out some sheets from a very old Making Memories journaling pad and used them for my journaling.
A strip of blue vellum serves as the "pool" at the bottom of the page. I added a few tabs from an October Afternoon die-cut pack to the top to finish off the page.
Whew...this is a pretty long post - thanks for staying to the end! What have you been making lately?