Simple Stories: Heading into Summer with Emoji Love and Summer Days

The kids are out of school and the iconic question that goes “Mooom, what are we going to do today?” has already begun in our household. Haha! I don’t know about you, but even though I love summer, when it’s especially hot outside I think I’d rather stay in with the air conditioning and play with my scrapbook supplies!
Today I have a couple of layouts to share with you featuring the bright and happy colors of summer. This first on uses the Emoji Love collection.
WOW! WHAT A FUN DAY
All of my four kids birthdays are in the summer. My oldest daughter has taken it upon herself to start a new tradition with her siblings by taking each one of them out for a special outing to celebrate their birthday. On this day she took her youngest sister to lunch and to do a little bit of shopping.
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While they were out together they took lots of selfies of their adventure … which, of course, always includes silly faces! These are the kind of shots that are perfect to use with this darling collection!
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I used the two speech bubble die cuts, “Love” and “Yay!” above this photo … my daughter had picked up a pack of Pokemon cards while they were at Target and had scored a very RARE card. This is the celebratory selfie shot from that moment. Haha!
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I used the striped Be a Unicorn paper to mat the largest photo, and then used the solid color 3×4 cards from the 3×4 Journaling Card Elements paper to mat the two smaller photos. I placed the two smaller photos on either side of the larger main photo and then layered up lots of delicious patterned papers behind them: the Choose Happy Paper, Yay Paper, Ha Ha Paper, and Be a Unicorn Paper (script). I tilted each of the layers differently for a bit of fun.
In the upper right corner I added a winky face die cut, a epoxy metal clip, a sticker from the 4×6 stickers, and a few enamel dots.
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I cut out the script “Wow!” word from one of the 4×6 cards from the SN@P! pack for the first part of my title. For the second part, I used the pink letter stickers from the 4×6 sticker pack. The nail polish bottle die cut to the left of the title is a nod to the shopping they did on this day.
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What kid doesn’t spend many of their summer days riding their bike around the neighborhood with their friends?!
ENJOY THE RIDE
I gotta tell you … every time I flip through the Summer Days collection I just get a smile on my face. I love this collection so much! I couldn’t wait to play with it on this next layout!
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First, I matted my photos with the diagonal stripe of the Sunny Days Paper and then adhered the them to the sweet yellow floral Hello Sunshine Paper. This floral has my heart. It was the perfect backdrop for these photos of my daughter on her bike.
I accented the top of the photos in the upper right corner with a bit of the striped Good Vibes Washi Tape and a couple of die cuts. The “Big Smiles” sticker is from the phrase stickers on the Combo Sticker Sheet.
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I wanted to build a little scene in the bottom left corner of my photo strip. The sun looks like it is rising up over beach bus, beckoning you to come outside and play for the day!
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I created my title on my electronic die cutting machine. I backed the openings of the letters with the pink chevron Summer Snapshots paper to tie it in with the same paper at the top of the page. A flamingo die cut and pinwheel stickers flank either side of the title … and then a phrase sticker from the 4×6 stickers at the bottom of the title reminds you that it is definitely a beautiful day to get out and play in the sun!
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I used a strip of the diagonal striped Sunny Days Paper to tie in with the photo mats at the top of the page and give the title and accents a place to rest.
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Thanks for coming by! I hope you have a great weekend!
JanaBold

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