Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunshine & Happiness | Simple Stories

I am sharing two pages today on the Simple Stories blog that I had so much fun creating!  Oh my, the Sunshine and Happiness collection is the epitome of summer joy, I just love it!

Happy Times with You

My husband and I tried kayaking for the first time last summer when we borrowed a tandem kayak,  we loved it so much that we just bought our own kayaks! We have a motor boat as well, but I am a real chicken in it so I love that we both enjoy kayaking together.  I wanted to document this start in our kayak adventures.


I had the idea for this layout to create a channel between two pieces of paper that sat a little lower so that I could tuck embellishments into and under the channel. Yes, you know by now that it is all about loads of embellishments for me!


In order to not use a million pop dots to raise the two pieces of yellow patterned paper up enough to facilitate my vision of creating a channel, I punched out all of the chipboard pieces from this chipboard sheet and used the negative piece to raise my papers on either side of the channel, by cutting it into pieces.


From there I filled in more embellishments around my photo focal area.


And created a title with a combination of die cuts and stickers.


I added a bit of pink polka dot sticker to balance the pink in my layout.


I also used some washi like stickers to adorn the very bottom of my layout, I loved that I could easily draw some pattern down there with these stickers.

A Cup Full of Sunshine

My youngest son favours lemonade as his beverage of choice, and frozen lemonade is just the icing on the cake!  So of course, this needs to be documented!


I started my layout by creating the sunshine background and filling in some of the centres of the suns with pretty patterned papers.


I knew I wanted to use this glass of lemonade on my layout but worried I made a mistake in choosing the soft teal colour for my background because the die cut did not stand out enough against it, but I rectified that by clustering some other die cuts and stickers around it. I love that there are no mistakes in scrapbooking and an embellishment or two can solve so many problems!


I layered die cuts, stickers, chipboard, bradz and enamel dots under and around my photo focal area.


And tucked in a bit of journaling.


Once again I layered stickers and die cuts to create my title.

Supply List:
Sunshine & Happiness 7200 Collection Kit
Sunshine & Happiness 7227 Bradz
Sunshine & Happiness 7228 6x12 Chipboard
Sunshine & Happiness 7229 Bits & Pieces
Sunshine & Happiness 7231 Enamel Dots
Sunshine & Happiness 7232 4x6 Stickers
Other supplies: American Crafts cardstock and Hemptique button twine.
 
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