Friday, July 10, 2015

Pool Fun

Howdy and happy July, everyone!  And happy Friday!  After the recent rains, some sunshine has been welcome here in the Houston area, and with the sunshine comes the swimming.  My kids truly enjoy swimming almost more than anything.  Well, back in 2013, we went to South Padre Island, and we went to the beach once while we were there.  Once.  They had enough of the sand after one trip and begged to go to the pool instead!  And I definitely documented the fun.  :)  I used Bella Blvd Color Chaos papers and a sketch from the summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.  Check it out!

I layered a few of the papers on black textured cardstock and sewed along them to create definition.  I also used black Stazon ink to define the edges of my photos.

The stickers from the collection are too fun!  I sprinkled many out around on the layout.  I had to highlight my son in mid-flight with a green arrow.  He wanted my husband to do that over and over -- and over.  :)

I cut "POOL" using my Cameo and put stars in the center of the "O"s.  Then I layered enamel stars in the center of the larger star stickers.  For the "FUN", I used the Color Chaos stickers and put some small stars between the letters.

For the journaling spot, I layered white on white but inked the edge to define the top layer.  I cut a strip to create an anchor for the journaling spot and cut stars out using the Martha Stewart Starry Sky punch.

I do enjoy working with sketches, and this one was no exception. If you use this sketch, I'd love you to share them with me.  I hope your summer is full of sun, smiles, and swimming!



  1. Fabulous the stitching! Great papers!!!

  2. I just got tese papers in a kit last month and they pop so well on black!


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