I really love the 4th of July – and I really love the patterns and papers from Bella Blvd! I decided to use some patterned papers and stickers I had from the Bella Blvd All American collection to create some 4th of July themed layouts. I did not have the full collection pack, just a few sheets of paper and some stickers – but I was still able to bust out 2 full layouts, which was great! And again, I’ve been putting a dent in my already large stash of scrapbook paper – which is always good.
This first one is called “my most favorite” – talking about how the 4th is truly my most favorite Holiday!
and the second one – “Star Spangled Cuties”. I did add in some other embellishments and stickers from my stash, but for the most part it’s all from the same collection. These photos are from last year, when all of our normal 4th festivities were rained out – but we got to ride in a local parade on the 5th instead. Brooke and her friend had a great time!
Using up more of my stash with this layout. I have had this paper sitting for SO long and I’ve finally decided to use it. I also have had this layout pinned on Pinterest for quite some time – so this is totally a scraplifted page
These photos were ones that I casually took with my phone this past winter while the kids and I were just sitting around, playing in pajamas on a regular weekday morning. I love these simple moments and want to document them!
I stamped along the rounded edge of the viewfinder film using some Ali Edwards stamps
(love the stamps she makes for scrapbooking!) I also love that they are clear and bend easily to any shape you want.
Some more Ali Edwards stamping on these labels that I tucked above the pics.
Thanks for looking!
Just sharing a simple and fun layout I did using the Midway collection from October Afternoon. A collection I’ve been lusting after and hoarding for far too long. I think it’s time to use up more of it, now that I see how cute this turned out.
I used a variety of mediums for my text on this layouts. Letter stickers, thickers…and the “Go Out and Play” sentiment was stamped on vellum using an Ali Edwards stamp set that I love. I was going for a spin on the song “Playmate”…I hope that comes across here. If not, oh well – at least I know what it means 😉
In case you’re wondering, I did print journaling for this layout. I didn’t like how it looked on the page, so I simply stuck it to the back of the page. I figured it’s better then not having a story at all, right? I am trying to be better with my journaling – so this was my solution! And as always, I am making sure to date my layouts…
Ever have so many cute pics you can’t decide which to use on your layout? Um, that is me ALL the time. I finally decided instead of trying to squeeze my pics onto one layout (and I’m not a fan of 2 page layouts these days) that I would simply use a 6″x12″ insert and DUH: Problem solved. Not sure why I haven’t thought to do this sooner? Clearly I own these inserts and they were just begging to be used. Anyway, this layout came together quickly and I LOVE that I got all my favorite pics into one layout/insert. Woop!!
This page started off a little tricky because I didn’t want it to be overly “themed” with ladybug stuff – but I certainly wanted the colors to match. I decided to simply use some red polka dot 12″x12″ patterned paper, some touches of striped paper – and then I punched out some black circles with various sized circle punches. This gives the hint of a ladybug, without being ladybugallupinyourface. Know what I mean? 😉
I ran a 3″x4″ card through my printer for journaling and used a piece of ladybug flair that I have literally had in my stash for YEARS. These were the original pieces of flair that American Crafts came out with in like, 2008. Can’t believe I still had it (and was able to find it! HA!!)
Here’s a closeup of the insert. It holds 3 4″x6″ pics and I think they are from American Crafts (snagged them at Hobby Lobby). I didn’t really do any embellishing on these pics at all, aside from these few words stamped with a Heidi swap stamp set. Done!