Monday, July 21, 2014

4 layouts w/ Simple Stories

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Today I've got a few layouts I made for Memorable Seasons using Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea line:

First up I did a sketch challenge from a 2 page Nuts About Sketches sketch #320. Here's the sketch:

I used the left side but switched it up a bit for my needs:

I had a lot of fun using washi tape as a banner on the ribbon they sent with the kit. I even found that metal star on my desk and added it to the banner. The Stars & Stripes card is cut from the Elements paper then I added the word stickers along with stars and circles I cut from other papers in the kit.

Next up is the Member of the Month lift challenge:
June's Member was Susan Anhern. She has many wonderful layouts to choose from in the gallery. What I noticed is that she does some beautiful journaling. So I did my best to get some heartfelt journaling on this layout:

I also used the cut out portion of the USA card to mist my background, then hung the USA letters from my banner paper at the top.

My 2nd challenge was a Theme challenge. I chose to scrap something Sweet:

Linking this lo to Paper Issues Say Cheese

This is my youngest using his toes to help him eat some taffy. He's such a fun little guy and I loved the title that popped into mind, Taffy Toes. I used the charcoal cs as my background then added some pattern paper and bunched a barcode strip with my star border punch to added along the pp. Then I had some cute stars to sprinkle on my layout. Lots of inking and some stickles dots finishes it up.

My last challenge was to Distress, any way you choose:
I used the Ahoy pp for my background and dripped splashes of blue dylusions on it. Then used the Original card from the Elements paper above and below my photos. I fussy cut around "Original" to layer it over the bottom of my photos. I did a lot of scissor distressing, ink and even used an emery-board to distress the edges of my photos.

I had a lot of fun with this kit!
Thanks for stopping by!!


Unknown said...

I love all of them, but that last one is my favorite!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

I love them all, too...but my favorite is the 2nd one!

netty820 said...

You do good work!

wendipooh13 said...

way to go with ALL those pages!!! you totally rocked the papers and love seeing all the red,white and blue!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layouts!! I really love your banners and banner flags! :) Evie

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