While there are still a few more official weeks left of summer, it does feel like summer is winding down. A lot of our kids are already back in school and hitting the books. The start of school has always felt like the end of summer to me. I thought we would focus on some bright and color projects, using the Sunshine & Happiness collection. And an altered project that is very "Summer" themed, but using the older Plastino collection.
"Thanks, You're Sweet" card, by Deanna Misner.
Popsicles are such a treat in the summer and what's better than a sweet treat?! Playing on those words, I created this popsicle card.I also liked the way the orange and purple colors played off of each other with just a touch of a pink scalloped border. To top it all off, I layered more tape and a quick "thanks".
Sunshine & Happiness: Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red; Sophisticates: Card Sentiments Miniature Sticker
"You Are My Sunshine" card, by Deanna Misner.
This card just kind of created itself. I love layering the Ciao Chipboard and this one came about while I was playing with layers. I thought a fun little added touch would be to use some tape as rays from the sun too.
Sunshine & Happiness: Sunny Side Up; Ciao Chip Elements: Clouds; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron
“You Melt My Heart” card, by Alice Carman.
Here’s a clean and simple card that’s quick and easy. Stamp your card on your favorite Bella Blvd papers and pop them up for a 3D effect. Finish it off with a bow and ta da, done! Super easy.
Sweet Celebration: Party Hearty; Sunshine & Happiness: Sunny Side Up; Lovey Dovey: Borders N’ Blocks; Unity/Bella Blvd Stamps: Melt My Heart Popsicle
“Carnival”, by Sue Mylde.
What fun we are having this summer! Are you enjoying and documenting your summer days too? We spent some fun hours at the carnival games at Heritage Park here in Calgary. Our girls loved the ferris wheel and the swings. I love the way these border stickers 'underline' the photo. To give the page a brighter look, I've also decided to use a bright blue ink for journaling. Happy Summer!!
Sunshine & Happiness: Sunny Side Up, Play Date, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures Stickers, Just Write Stickers; High-Five Alphabets: Pink-Red
“Fos & Olivia”, by Kimberly Neddo.
I am really loving orange and blue combinations lately, they can be used so versatile, that you can just about do anything with them. I always LOVE to enlarge my photographs, and work with sizing them differently to draw the viewers eye to it. In my opinion, everything you create on a page, should draw your attention to the photograph, and it should tell a story by what you see, then how everything around it compliments it to emphasize the story behind it. Sometimes they don't need a lot of journaling either, which is what you see here. I love working with the Designer Tape, and pleats really easily for a fun border like the one I made along the bottom border of the photograph.
Sunshine & Happiness: Happy Clouds, Sunny Side Up, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Spring Flings & Easter Things: Journaling Stickers; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron; Button Market: Blues; Flags: Girl
“Summer Begins”, by Loredana Buccaria.
Hi Everyone! Summer finally begins here and I can see such a colorful world around me! I love the sea and the sun and the lazy days, and the beach. I love this picture, it is from my first time at the beach this year and it perfectly expresses what I love of the summer! The Sunshine & happiness collection is amazing for the summer and vacation pages so colorful and it makes me feel so happy! I love to play with many different kinds of products and this is one of the reason why i really love Bella Blvd! Full of different tiny things to put in your pages for a very cool look!
Sunshine & Happiness: Juicy Good Time, Happy Clouds, Cute cuts, Borders, Miniatures stickers, Flags, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Button Market: Checkers, Fruit Punch; High Five Alphabets: Pink-Red, Yellow; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron
"Summer Tunes" altered CD holder, by Jennifer Edwardson.
For my “free for all” project this month I decided to go “old school” and make a CD full of all the summer music that we're listening to over and over in the truck right now. I have an iPhone but I am still a big fan of having CD's too. Remember when you used to make mixed tapes? Boy, thing have changed.
I dug out a heavy weight CD case and my stash of Plastino (one of my faves). I started out by covering the case with a large plaid pattern paper, cutting it big enough to wrap the edges completely to the inside. I then cut up Bits a Bella and added a couple of summer phrases along the cover, sanding the edges of course. I adhered a crochet flower and created a couple of flags using stickers from Label Additions and pins too.
I chose a blue on blue pattern for the inside cover and the CD pocket and added large polka dots for the inside pocket, along with a strip of stripes inside the spine and behind the list of music that is on the disc. I finished it off with wrapping some twine around the spine and tying it in a bow in the front.
I traced the disc onto a piece of Sophisticates, making sure to sand off the edges before adhering it to the front. I added a 'fun in the sun' sticker, a summertime phrase, the date and a little ladybug precision cut from the Bits a Bella to embellish the disc.
I am sure one day we won't have the CD player to play this music on, but at least the kids will know what we listened to this summer when they're too old to remember :)
Plastino: Bermudas, Forget Me Nots, Bits a Bella, Label Additions; Sophisticates: Petite Pieces, Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Crochet Flowers: Juniper