Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Think Summer!

On this cold, snowy Minnesota day, it's great to think of a warm summer day!  Here's a layout that I did of my grandsons on a fishing outing one June day a few years ago!  Can't you just imagine the warm sun and fresh air!  It's a fun diversion from the wintery view out my window!
My inspiration for the page colors was the bright colors in the life jacket.  The stripe, small dot and tan grid (journaling and titles) papers are from Fancy Pants Rusted Sun collection.  I added some bright red and yellow mats.  I was a bit frustrated that I didn't have enough of the green dot paper for the 12 x 12 background page.  I couldn't find any other paper that looked right so I improvised.  I stamped dots (Penny Black Pointelle stamp) on green paper to imitate the Fancy Pants paper. 
The journaling shape is cut with Spellbinders S4-161 Labels One #5.  I cut the larger matching green dotted shape with red border using Spellbinders Grand Labels One #5 and #6.  It's so fun to have these big Spellbinders die templates for scrapbook pages!  I also used LF-110 Grand Ovals, LF-114 Grand Circles and LF-126 Grand Squares to cut the photos and red frames, as well as the circles around the journaling. 

I had fun putting this page together!  And I'm starting to enjoy creating scrapbook pages.

Hope you enjoyed this reminder of warm summer days!


Margie H said...

I'm there with you on feeling the warm summer breezes right now! LOL!! Keep warm, my friend :) xo

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thanks for sharing some bright rays of sun and color. Just what I needed during a cold Michigan winter!