....Has your summer been a good one so far? Ours has been busy and lots of fun! And I have some big news to share (in case you missed it in my last post)....my oldest daughter got engaged a few weeks ago! It's still hard to absorb that my little girl is so grown up now. But we are all so happy, he's an awesome guy and they are so very happy together! Every photo I have of them, you just see they glow with joy, so I thought I would use one of these pics to scrap with this lovely summery paper!
I used a variety the Summertime collection papers for my layout...'Light Scarlet' as my matting paper, 'It's Always the Best' as the main background design, 'Flowers Everywhere-bs' for the heart design, 'Smell the Roses' for the matting for the heart and 'Light Scarlet-bs' for the gingham inserts. I thought I would share a video tutorial with you all on how this page was put together, so get yourself your favorite summer drink (my favorite is strawberry lemonade), take a load off, relax and enjoy!...
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope this inspires you to play with this beautiful collection for your own summertime photos.(see below for a GIVEAWAY!)... Here are some close-ups and details of this page that you can enjoy at your leisure.
Since this is a love story, I thought I would use lots of heart images throughout the layout. I used the 'Circle Stitch Stamp Set' I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries, using the stitched heart stamp on a variety of the Summertime patterned papers and added Prima Mechanicals (hearts) to the centers to create fun and unique little embellishments for the page.
The flowers are also from 49 and Market, the roses are a floral stem that I cut up and used in various places on the layout, and I used canvas blooms from their Rustic collection to tuck in around the photo area. For my mixed media product I used two crayons by Faber Castell called Iced Rose and Iced Currant (see video for various ways I used this paint crayon).
The cogs chippie is from ScrapFX, and again the metal heart is by Prima. (this whole page design, including chipboard, mixed media products, stamp and papers can all be bought as a kit from The Scrapbook Diaries).
Another product I've had a lot of fun with lately is those little colorful pebbles called Prills, here I used Tutu Pink Prills to accent the wooden floral accents from Scrapeniec and to accent my heart designs.
I just love to layer all the pretty paper designs in this collection. For me, the gingham design on the backside of 'Light Scarlet' paper just speaks of summer. Here I tucked it in a tear I made in the background paper "Is Always the Best'. Tucking in a little lace and burlap, I think adds a nice rustic look.
I really enjoyed working with these lovely papers and I think you will too! You can also order the same kit in the blue papers from this collection (this gorgeous page was designed by the awesome Janene Meyerowitz using the video tutorial!) You can order your kit from The Scrapbook Diaries HERE For Pink kit! HERE For Blue Kit! Pretty much all the product you see me using is included in this fun summery kit.
WOULD YOU LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL SUMMERTIME PAPER COLLECTION?? Just leave a comment below (and if you have an Instagram account come follow me, I spend a lot of time there lately! my Instagram name is Gabrielleshutterbug), I will choose a winner on August 31st, it's that easy!
Before I close for today, I have one more project to share with you! Recently my dear friend Jennifer Hedger (owner of Dusty Attic) held a retreat in Bali and asked that I create a kit for the ladies on this trip! This is the layout I designed....she was kind enough to make up a special chipboard sheet of all the chipboard I used on this kit and made it available to everyone in North America through The Scrapbook Diaries! Yep! another kit you can order through The Scrapbook Diaries! I would have posted this seperately but Janene always thinking ahead, asked that I share it at same time as my Maja Design kit so that everyone that would like both can save on shipping!
I show you how I made these layered acrylic butterflies using my stamp set (also included in this kit)
This kit is just jam packed with awesome stamps, stencils, chipboard, embellishments and premium papers! NOTE: this kit comes with a written PHOTO tutorial (as this is more conducive to live classes). If you would like to order this kit you can get it HERE.
I know! A lot to absorb today, LOL! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win the Gorgeous Maja Design Summertime collection! (You have until August 31st)
Happy Summer Scrappin'!