Friday, June 28, 2013

our summer in a layout {a scrapbook layout}

I know, it's not Monday, but better late than never, right?
Last summer, we had so much fun-much of it in our own backyard! I don't really want to do 15 layouts about bike riding and our bouncy house, so how do I capture that in one layout?
Thanks to my PhotoSheet program, I created a series of 2x3 photos highlighting some of the fun we had. I took Simple Stories Summer Fresh line and went to work.

I used some of the word/phrase stickers to create a banner.

And the letter stickers from the kit to create a title.

A whole summer of bike riding and backyard fun in one double layout. I think the kraft cardstock really helps tie it together.
We're taking the boys to Kings Island amusement park this weekend and I'm hoping to get some scrapping time in on Sunday afternoon.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

a scrapbook layout in less than 10 minutes...you are my sunshine {a scrapbook layout}

How do you create a layout in less than 10 minutes? Let me explain...
Despite my serious and well documented Thickers addiction, sometimes I just don't want to spell a title out. I really love the Simple Stories 4x6 cards for just this reason. So many of them can be used for titles-they are super versatile and don't need a lot of work to make them look good.
For today's layout, I simply cut it out from the sheet (it was on a 12x12 sheet with 5 other 4x6 cards) and rounded the corners. Boom. I had my layout title.
Since I am using a collection kit, I just added 2 strips of  patterned paper with contrasting patterns and overlay on  my photo and this layout was literally done in minutes.
Clean, simple and fast. I'll be back Monday with a layout that wraps up a whole summer of fun in a double layout.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

hello my name is the moose {a scrapbook layout}

Hi there! I'm back from vacation -we headed down to Santa Rosa Beach again this year, love that place-and I'm feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the world again. I have a ton of scrapbooking to catch up on (1 1/2  Scrapbook Generation kits and another that will ship next week-yikes!) but I'm not stressing. Maybe because I can still sort of hear the ocean waves crashing in my head. LOL.
So, I have to share a funny story about our trip. As we were packing to leave I checked and re-checked all the drawers in the kids rooms to be sure they didn't leave ANYTHING behind in Florida. Unfortunately, I wasn't nearly as diligent in my own room. As we were driving back, I begin to get a sinking sensation that I might have left behind my favorite black dress. "Did you happen to throw my black dress in your bag?" I asked the husband. Nope. The closer we got to Ohio, the more items I begin to think of that I didn't remember packing. In the end, I left behind a whole DRAWER full of clothes in the beach house we rented in Florida! The woman who owns the house was kind enough to FedEx them to me (lucky clothes got to spend an extra week on the beach!). BTW, the house we stayed in was AMAZING, private pool, 3 bedrooms, a Wii for the kiddos, and super nice owners-if you want the details, please send me a note and I will get you the owner's info.
Anyway, back to scrapping, the Moose actually enjoyed the beach this year and cracked us up with his ability to make friends everywhere we went. He's not a shy one. :)
His outgoing personality inspired this layout.

 He always introduces himself as "Brody Moose". Ha ha. Love that kid.
Happy Tuesday!