Summertime is about so many things, but for my daughter it is about hanging out with her friends having fun! Today I have a new layout up on the Echo Park Paper Blog featuring the I Love Summer collection.
My daughter was born in the summer which is perfect for her sunny personality! I placed the “Hello Sunshine” Ephemera die cut at the top of the page because it is the perfect reflection of the fun person she is.
Besides hanging out with friends, my daughter LOVES to go to the pool to swim anytime she possibly can. I decided to use my electronic die cutting machine to cut this series of open circles to mimic bubbles. I treated each bubble, or circle, with 6×6 papers and embellishments.
This circle at the top featured a couple of chipboard pieces from the Chipboard Accents pack, as well as a glittering, pink, rhinestone brad.
I used the Ride the Wave embossing folder to emboss the Lt. Blue solid background of this circle for a few fish to hang out in.
This last circle features a cheerful, toucan with a seashell background and another pink, gem brad.
I used an Echo Park design from the Silhouette Design Store and letter stamps from my stash to build my title. The file I used is called the “Fun in the Sun” phrase (Design #186889).
I loved the striking contrast of the navy blue in this collection and decided to finish this page by capping off the top and bottom with strips of the gingham Summer Floral paper. The result is a happy, summery page that I can’t wait to add to our family album!
“Fun in the Sun Phrase” Cut File by Echo Park Paper
(Design #186889 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Circle Frame Collage” by Rivka Wilkins
(Design #61897 in the Silhouette Design Store)
I am as EXCITED as can be to announce that I am the new Marketing Coordinator for Simple Stories. Simple Stories is a LONG time favorite brand of mine and I am THRILLED to be joining their team! Kevin and Amber Crowell, the owners, as well as the rest of their team, are as passionate about paper as you and me and make THE CUTEST products on the planet! I am so happy to be working with them!
What does that mean for my blog?
Of course I will continue to share my creations here and as you can expect, there will be LOTS of Simple Stories projects. YAY!!!!
That being said, I do have a few loose ends to tie up with the design teams I have been a part of and will post those projects here over the next couple of weeks. I have been incredibly fortunate to work with so many amazing manufacturers over the years and am thankful for the opportunities they have each given me to design with their beautiful products. It is these companies and these people that make the papercrafting community such a wonderful place to be!
I have also had something really fun in the works since November (before my new position with Simple Stories came into the picture) that I am finishing up. I should be able to tell you all about towards the end of May or beginning of June … as soon as it is ready. I’m really hoping you will LOVE it!
Thank you for reading my blog and for your continued support! I love paper, and I love the PEOPLE who love paper! Let’s keep celebrating this wonderful hobby together!
Have you checked out the latest Simple Sets by Simple Stories
? With six papers (2 each of 3 designs) and a coordinating 6×12 Sticker Sheet, they are the perfect solution for a quick project or two!
Today I am working with the Springtime Simple Set
. Butterflies and flowers are not only perfect for Spring, but work great for everyday memories, as well. This page is about my daughter achieving recognition in her writing class at college. Definitely, a “bloom where you’re planted” moment for her!
Butterflies are a perfect symbol for growth and transformation, as well as following your own path. I fussy-cut the butterflies from the 3×4 & 4×6 Elements Paper
and then adhered them to the page with foam squares as embellishments.
I layered several of the stickers
together in this embellishment cluster, anchoring them with strips of patterned paper across the bottom and a scribble-style circle that I die cut using my electronic die cutting machine.
On the opposite side of the photos I used several patterned papers from my scrap bin and some metal dies from my stash to create a pair of dimensional flowers.
I hope this page will help my daughter remember to always celebrate her accomplishments! There is so much in our lives to be grateful for!
Cut File Information:
“Star Monogram Circle Frame” by Lilium Pixel
(Design #273609 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Love Word Hand Lettered Scribble Circle” by Kristen Magee
(Design #109783 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Thanks for stopping by!