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)
Happy April! New sketches are up at PageMaps.com and they are AMAZING!!! (as always! *wink*)
Here is the page I created!
These photos are from several years ago when the kids and I visited the Museum of Ancient Life. My kids had a blast posing with the giant shark head protruding out from one of the displays and I crack up every time I see their facial expressions in these pictures.
I pulled out some items from my stash for this page. I used mostly the 2014 collection by Carta Bella Paper called Ahoy There and also utilized a variety of other scraps from other manufacturers for the photo mat.
This shark was created with the “Shark” cut file by Echo Park Paper (#248695 in the Silhouette Design Store).
I created the title with the letter stickers from the Ahoy There collection and a font called Kaushan Script.
This page was so much fun to make! I LOVE Becky Fleck’s sketches!
Sketch: PageMaps April 2019 by Becky Fleck
Carta Bella Ahoy There Collection
Sailboats Paper (red ship helms = Border of page)
Word Traveler Paper (ombre background)
My Anchor Paper (multi-colored ship helms)
Scraps (Simple Stories, Pebbles, My Mind’s Eye, Bella Blvd)
Journal Block (Simple Stories)
Red Star Stickers (Jolee’s)
Font: Kaushan Script
Cut File: “Shark” by Echo Park (#248695)
Gray Ink/Ink Blender
Black Journaling Pen
Sewing Machine/White Thread