Hi everyone and welcome to another Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Lee-Anne’s site but if not, don’t worry, the entire roster is listed at the end of this post.
Today I’d like to share with you the layouts I made with my June 2015 Gossamer Blue Kit. These are the ones I made while in Scottsdale, Arizona last month with my ScrapHappy Sisters. It was a scrapbooking Family Reunion so I’m glad that I did get some actual scrapbooking done!
If you missed the June 2015 kit reveal you can watch it here.
#1 – Eat Cake
I wasn’t too sure how much scrap stash or which/how many photos to take to Arizona (and did take WAY too much!) but knew that the papers in the June 2015 Kit would work with photos from my middle daughter’s birthday party. The ‘EAT CAKE’ chipboard stickers from Dear Lizzy were perfect as a title for this layout. (Full disclosure; they are from the Bits and Pieces Add-on Kit.)
I had a lot of fun layering items here and in the embellishment cluster pictured below. Some pieces from the exclusive Gossamer Blue printable files (designed by Traci Reed), some bits from the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy Acrylic Shapes pack and some bits from the Citrus Bliss Ephemera Die Cuts.
Aren’t these pineapples adorable? Totally had nothing to do with the party but were too cute not to add onto the layout.
Tucked behind this cluster is one of the clear stickers from Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine collection. I used more of these on the next layout too.
#2 – Get Your Craft On!
Usually when I’m creating a double page layout I like to start with two matching pieces for my background. Either two pieces of card stock in the same colour or two of the same pieces of patterned paper. But for this layout – about my wild and crazy daughter’s craft party – I wanted a fun feel that was instantly achieved with different coloured pieces of card stock on which to layer more fun, brightly patterned papers.
This is the left hand page of the double page layout. One thing that this months kit was short on was letter stickers. The kit came with giant raw chipboard letters but I knew I would not be using them on any layouts so I left them at home. The set of gold letter stickers in the Bits and Pieces kit did not have enough letters in it to create many titles so I turned to my stash of older Gossamer Blue products.
These multi-coloured ones fit with the fun and colourful theme of the page so I mixed them with the gold ones. Accenting the word ‘craft’ in gold helps bring attention to the main activity of the day.
Here is the right hand side of the layout. I matted all the photos onto white card stock, that I’d brought with me, to help group the photos together. When you’re dealing with different colours in the back ground, and patterned papers which are a bit wild, this is a great trick to keep in mind to bring some cohesion to your layout.
My journaling is on one of the cut apart pieces from a sheet of Pink Paislee paper. The words on the little pennant image at the top right weren’t a fit with my layout so I just added an image from the printable sheet over top. The banner is from the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy chipboard sticker set as is the balloon on the far right. Everything else – the epoxy flowers as well as all the wood veneer items and the gold enamel dots – are from my Gossamer Blue stash. Right by that ‘hi’ balloon you can see another one of the Amy Tangerine clear stickers.
The layout is finished with this last little cluster. Another chipboard piece and clear sticker as well as epoxy flower, wood veneer pieces, and gold enamel dots.
#3 – Shutter Bug
As soon as I saw all the cameras on this paper I knew I had to use it to tell the story of my eldest and her new interest in taking photos with my camera. She grabbed my DSLR one day at her sisters field hockey game and ran around for an hour taking photos. Some of them are pretty good! We had a laugh taking photos of each other at the same time – like this one!
The paper was kind of yelling at me as I was making the layout, so I trimmed a bit off two sides and matted it onto a more neutral paper. That instantly felt better! The lighter frame lifted the whole layout and it no longer felt dark and heavy.
The chipboard frame is from Amy Tangerine and was in the Bits and Pieces kit. I backed it with anther of the images from the Pink Paislee cut apart sheet. I used the same title trick by mixing stash alphabets with my gold ones from the Bits and Pieces kit.
The round tag that says ‘keeper’ is actually wood veneer. This and the one at the top left of the layout (pictured below) are from Amy Tangerine. I love how vibrant the colours are on the wood veneer!
Well, there you have it. I started a fourth layout while I was in Arizona but got too distracted by my Scraproom re-do once I got home to finish it yet.
Thanks for hopping with us today! I’m the last one in this hop – hope you enjoyed it! If you missed anyone, here is the entire list of participants this month.
Alison Day (That’s me!)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!