Are you enjoying these long, sunshine filled summer days? With backyard get togethers, pool time, vacations, days at the beach or the lake and so many other fun activities there are lots of photos being taken right now. Are you ready for scrapbook pages to help you preserve those memories, too?
This month there are two Scrapbook Group Workshop Kits available to help you add all of your summer memory making to your albums where you can enjoy them year round. I have been having so much fun creating these summertime scrapbook layouts and I am excited to share them with you today.
Sunflower Summer Days Layouts
I love Sunflowers and they always make me think of later summer. For these pages I have used Close To My Heart Cardstock in Honey, Pacific, Outdoor Denim, Chocolate, Kraft, and White Daisy. I like to create with solid cardstocks now and then because you can add texture and pattern with other tools and accessories. The stripes on the Kraft cardstock are made by scoring the paper with lines 1/4″ apart and then ink distressing with Chocolate Ink over the top of the scored lines. I find it easiest to lay the paper down on a flat surface and then just gently swipe the ink pad over the top, holding the ink pad flat (parallel to the paper).
The Sunflowers are cut from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. Both the flower petals and the centers are from die-cut shapes on this terrific cartridge. The title pieces are a combination of die-cuts that come from the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. “Summer” is from a title cut and “days” is spelled out with the font from that cartridge. (Visit my blog next week for step-by-step instructions on creating sunflowers.)
Of course a little Burlap Ribbon is just the right accessory to pair with sunflowers. It has great texture and adds some country charm to that late summer color pallet as we move into harvest time. I love the natural fibers. I will also be adding a few brand new accessories to these pages when the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book goes live on August 1. Watch for those fun things just around the corner.
Endless Summer Layouts
These pages are kind of my flashback to when I was a kid in the mid-1970′s and “OP” (Ocean Pacific) was the new brand for sporting the look of summer. All those great colors, waves, palm trees, and beach motifs were so much fun and they were a perfect point of inspiration for this year’s summer scrapbooking.
Again, I have just used solid cardstock for these pages in Close To My Heart Pacifica, Sky, Creme Brulee, Sunset, Cranberry, Topiary, and White Daisy. Both of these layouts were really easy to make because the feature die-cut shapes from the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. The themed keys on this cartridge make designing beautiful pages so simple. I have combined a couple of those theme specific die-cuts with a few other page overlays and icons. You can see in the picture below where all of the die-cut shapes for the first Endless Summer layout came from one key. You can find it on page 67 in the booklet that comes with the cartridge.
The die-cut shapes create great theme development and color accents to the pages all by themselves, so the only other accessory I added was White Brads. So simple.
Both Workshop Kits are only $20 each.
(plus tax and shipping)
They come with everything pre-cut and ready to put together.
Each workshop kit features two complete layouts (four pages) and at only $20 each. If you just can’t decide which one you like best, you can do both. Both sets are cost effective and time efficient to make it easy for you to scrapbook your summer activities. They also make great gift sets.
If you live in the Boise Area there are two Scrapbook Group Workshop dates you can choose from to come and make your pages here. If you live out of the area or would like to create the pages at home I can put a Workshop To Go Kit together for you.
Scrapbook Group Workshop Dates
Friday, August 8 at 6:30 PM
Friday, August 15 at 6:30 PM
You can also purchase all of these supplies on my website and enjoy the convenience of shopping online any time you like. If you do not have the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges, those are definitely something to invest in for your crafting resources at home. Each cartridge has 700 different die-cut shapes that can be paired and altered to make so many fabulous things. Wait until you see the daisy projects I will be sharing soon using the same Cricut shapes as the sunflower die-cuts. Enjoy shopping online 24/7 and have fabulous crafting products delivered to your door. It’s awesome.
To order a Workshop Kit or attend a Scrapbook Group Workshop, contact me, Michelle Snyder,
at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com or (208) 713-2940.