12″x12″ Layout: Swim.

Swim. Monochromatic layout

This layout is one of my recent favorites, as it was a bit different for me to create. I LOVED creating with monochrome colors. Pulling together the supplies was challenging and fun. I’m using ALL sorts of stuff here (again, stuff from deep in my stash!) I’ve got some October Afternoon, Echo Park…even some Simple Stories Sn@P cards mixed in here.  Swim. Monochromatic layout

Swim. Monochromatic layout Swim. Monochromatic layout

I thought all the various shades of blues went nicely with the photos filled with bright pools and even their swimsuits. I chose a grid layout which is a great “go to” design for me. I’m super happy with how this turned out. Thanks for looking!

Swim layout

Using up old collections

I know I mention this a fair amount, but I always like it when I can use up some of the older items that I have lying around in my stash. Recently I have been making a big push to do this. For whatever reason, I seem to have a ton of older Echo Park. I do like their collections most times, as they have great themes for young children.

Here’s a quick page that I put together to document our DIY Playhouse that we (mostly Dada) built last Spring. This is using the Echo Park Playground collection.

DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

(yes, that’s Brooke helping me paint the house in a tutu! That’s just SOO her! Ha!)DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

These black letters for the title were a total steal in the One Spot $1 bin at Target this past Christmas time. Score!DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

I’ve literally had stickers and leftover paper from this collection lying around for years. I mean, when was I going to get the chance to use a giant sticker shaped like a slide? Sometimes using themed stuff can be super challenging. I’m glad I was able to use it up here!DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

Father’s Day Cards

Father's Day handmade greeting card Birthday masculine golfer golf

I’ve been doing my best to keep my Etsy shop stocked with cards and other content. It’s time to work on the next upcoming Holiday…Father’s Day! Masculine cards and layouts are always more challenging (for everyone, it seems!) – so I decided to really see what I could come up with for simple & elegant cards. These would be great for Father’s Day, or birthday too. I used my Silhouette to cut the golfer out, and the Simon Says Stamp die for the “Grandpa” and “Dad” words. I really love how intricate these dies cut. Father's Day handmade greeting card Birthday masculine golfer golf

Hard to tell from pics, but the rectangles are cut with Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies (I am currently obsessed with these!). I popped up one of the panels using fun foam. I like the dimension this gives the card.

Father's Day handmade greeting card Birthday masculine golfer golf

Here are glimpses at the inside options for these cards.

Father's Day handmade greeting card Birthday masculine golfer golf Father's Day handmade greeting card Birthday masculine golfer golf

I have some more that aren’t golf related that I will share soon. You can find these cards for sale in my Etsy shop.

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Printable Digital Invitations

I’ve always dabbled in Photoshop, and with my kids always having events that need invites, I’ve been doing a lot of digital invitation design lately. I’ve decided to offer some of these invites for sale in my Etsy shop. These are high resolution digital images that I will customize and email to you. You can then print them at home, or through a print service. Here are some examples of ones I have already created:

Princess Aurora Sleeping Beauty Party Birthday Invitation Merida Brave Party Birthday Invitation Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party Birthday Invitation Rapunzel Tangled Party Birthday Invitation Princess Disney Party Birthday Invitation

Right now I have a lot of girly themed ones, but I will be adding some boy ones, too! You can find all of these in the Digital Invitation section of my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking!!