Aug 4, 2011

Last Few Days

Here we are in our last few days of summer! Yikes! We are BUSY! Meet the teacher tonight, Karate, hair and nails appointment tomorrow, packing bags for the first time since May, buying things for lunches, editing photos of my friend's new baby, catching up with deadlines, etc etc. But I did want to pop in and share a few more things.
First up is a layout I did for GCD Studios using this color combination (the layout appears in this month's Newsletter which you can download HERE):
Living in the Southwest, we see a lot of the sun and to stay cool we spend a lot of time in the water. Even when most of North America is heading back to school and starting to pull out their Fall clothes, we are still wearing shorts and tank tops and trying to keep cool. Two places my kids love to be when it is hot? Either in the pool or at a splash pad. Last year we visited the splash pad until it closed for the winter and we were swimming in our pool well into September. So I decided to make a big sun as the background for my water pictures. I cut 2 large coordinating yellow patterned paper circles and a bunch of triangles for the sun rays:
I added some stitching for texture and thought this big flower was the perfect compliment:
And finally, I pulled out a photo strip chipboard sticker from the Funhouse Collection to pull my pictures together:
The patterned papers, flower and photo strip are from 4 different GCD Studios collections, but they work so well together! When working with a color combo I love I am not afraid to mix and match collections, sometimes they are just perfect together:
Supplies Used:
GCD Studios Homespun Collection (Vintage Birdie and Blue Calico), GCD Studios Material Girls Collection (The Sweetest Thing), GCD Studios Fun House Collection (Photo Strips), GCD Studios Sweet Surrender Collection (Layered Flower), Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts Alphas, EK Success border punch.
Next up is a layout I did for Scrapbook Circle's One Item Wonder Feature on the Scrapbook Circle Blog. I was challenged to use the mini canvas Maya Road tags in August's You are My Sunshine kit. This is what I came up with:
I misted the tags in a gradation of colors to match the Sassafras cloud sticker, added the mini My Mind's Eye Alphas from the kit and strung them from some baker's twine I got from the Scrapbook Circle shop.
Everything is from the August kit (except the twine) even the Kraft cardstock--it is American Crafts Kraft cardstock and I ♥ it--definitely will have to get more!
Ok, that is it for now, but I will be back soon! And for my digi friends or those interested in trying some digital scrapbooking, I have a BIG giveaway coming up so stay tuned!
♥ Rebecca 


  1. REBECCA! I LOOVE that sun and the little photo strip of pictures is GENIUS! And of course I really love what you did with those canvas tags--great job!

  2. I love these both!! The big sun on the first layout is amazing and I just love that little canvas banner on the 2nd!!

    I can't believe you're going to back to school already. My kids don't start until August 23rd, we still have a few more weeks of summer to cling to!

  3. these are both gorgeous. Love how you added texture to the GCD layout with all that stitching!

  4. OH gosh that sun is just STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its soooooooo my new fav of yours Rebecca!

  5. Those are 2 awesome pages, girl! I love the sun you created and those canvas tags on the 2nd page are the perfect accents... adorable!
    I can't believe kids are already getting ready to head back to school! Time sure did fly this summer!

  6. I was oohing and aahing over the first one: the sun, the stitching, the colors- love it! but then i scrolled down and gasped! loooooove those canvas tags! omg. you are so creative! amazing LO's!

  7. Wow!! Beautiful layouts!! That sun is so gorgeous and so creative!! The canvas tags are beautiful!!

    Wanted to also tell you Congrats on making the Best Creation DT!! Looking forward to seeing your future creations!!! I applied but didn't make it this go round but will be trying again so maybe we can be on a DT together again!!

  8. Your big sun is so cool. Perfect for a Phoenix summer. :) Also really like the misting you did on those canvas tags.