Four years ago my family checked off a bucket list item when we took our summer vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We stayed in a beach house and/ spent our days playing in the ocean, collecting shells, and eating good food. It was amazing! The Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies collection, with its sunkissed vibe, was perfect for scrapbooking all of the beach photos I took while we were there!
I used dies from my stash to compliment the Sun die cut at the top of the page. I used foam tape to add a couple of leaf stickers and a phrase from the Combo Sticker Sheet.
This embellishment cluster on the right page was a lot of fun to create. I love combining die cuts in an “L” shape to accent the corner of my photos. I also added another die cut word to this side, as well, accenting it with the hexagon umbrella shapes from the collection, phrase stickers (4×6 Stickers), and that super-cute, polaroid camera sticker!
I love how beachy this collection feels! It was the perfect way to document our beach adventure on the East Coast!
I tend to get snap-happy with my camera on holidays and always have many photos I love and want to include in our scrapbooks. Two-page layouts to the rescue! This Easter layout today is created with the darling Simple Stories Bunnies & Baskets Simple Set. Check it out below!
I placed my photos in two rows, but wanted to call more attention to the group shot of my kids. I matted this photo with yellow cardstock, and then placed it on a block of The Hunt Is On paper, with it’s cute Easter egg pattern. In the corner I added a cluster of stickers accented with a button.
I fussy-cut the large characters and icons from the 3×4 & 4×6 Elements Paper to use for my layout. They are the perfect scale for a double-page spread! I also used the journal card to house my journaling on the left page.
I wanted my title to really stand out and decided to create a little scene with the bunny and basket next to the “Hoppy Easter” sticker. I die cut a sunburst on my electronic die cutting machine to place behind the bunny, anchoring all of the elements together in one cluster.
Before adding the sunburst to the page, I used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch along each ray, creating lots of texture! Manually die cut clouds and enamel star stickers from my stash round everything out.
I was feeling the groove, so I decided to keep on going and roll right along with the March kit. Today I am sharing the first of two pages I created with the kit. I’ll be sharing the second one tomorrow, so be sure to check back!
Happy Friday! I’ve been working with the February Craft with Heart kit by Close to My Heart.
The thing I love most about these kits is that the designs are versatile enough to work with just about any photo configuration. Even though the photos on the sample page were different than what I was working with, I was able to adjust the design to work for me.
Check out the video below to see how I did it!
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