My favorite local scrapbook store, the Scrappers Cove in Milltown, NJ, started a monthly layout challenge in May. Participants pay just $5 for a layout package containing products selected by the store then submit their completed layout(s) for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to be used at the Scrappers Cove. Completed layouts are due by the 15th and a winner is randomly selected each month.
It’s a fun and inexpensive way to try products and combinations that you might not normally choose on your own.
My kit for August contained Bo Bunny Sun Kissed Summer and Adventure double-sided patterned papers, Bazzill in purple and orange, embossed paper flowers (blue-green solids and striped), a large designer brad, self-adhesive chipboard stickers, and a checked grosgrain ribbon.
As soon as I saw the products in this layout package, I searched for the pictures of my dear granddaughter playing in the yard under the hot summer sun. Here’s the layout that I completed using the August kit products:
I really love the look of stitching on projects for its handmade-with-love appeal. I’m just not very good at it. I tried to add a line of stitching along the inside edge of my cut circle then passed the start mark. Oh no. I could have just covered that big mistake with a flower, right? LOL!!! After all, isn’t that what flowers are used for? LOL!!! Instead, I kept going and really messed up the whole stitching line. Now it almost looks like I did it on purpose. Some people call that a happy accident.
I adhered the tree from the patterned paper to a piece of chipboard then cut it out. I adhered it to the page using 3d glue dots to give it a little more dimension. A little glossy accents over the printed bird made that pop a little more. An outline of Yellow Stickles add some extra glam to the tree.
The title piece was also cut from the same patterned paper and more glossy accents cover the insides of the flowers and the little bees. Yellow Stickles adorn the flowers and stems.
The clusters of embossed flowers are also outlined with Yellow Stickles. Various accent brads are pulling the colors from the dots in the patterned paper.
The journaling on this layout will have to wait until my granddaughter sees it. I’ll write the first thing she says after she takes a look at it. This layout is mostly about preserving her memory of this summer day.
Oh yeah. Here's more flowers. I think I’ve reached my flower quota for this year . . . LOL!!!
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