Thursday, June 24, 2010

Catch some Summer Fun

"In summer, the song sings itself."
--William Carlos Williams.

Isn't that the truth? Don't you just love summer, when the days get long and lazy? When you wake up early with the sun to birds singing? (My favorite here in Idaho is a meadowlark.) Or the evenings that are still warm and beckon everyone to come outside to stay. I love sitting out on my deck in the summer evenings, watching the sunset and listening to the sounds of frogs, crickets and sprinklers in the field behind my house. Something about summertime just brings that lighthearted feeling that seems like there is a song playing in the background all the time.

My layout this week shows a fun summer day spent playing on the lake. I had so much fun making this layout--




All the papers in my layout are from the My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 Collection . Remember last week? I told you I would be using them again! However, the papers I chose this week are a bit different-- still bright and cheery but this time with flowers instead of stars. There are just so many patterns to choose from in this line and they are all so versatile! Get some for your paper collection now while they are on sale at The Beary Scrap! The edges of all these papers are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade.


I made my own flip flop pattern by tracing my 3 year old's size 8 flip flop onto a piece of chipboard (then it's pretty sturdy and I can use it for quite awhile.) Then I copied my chipboard pattern in my scanner, decreasing the size just a bit to fit my layout.


I traced my smaller pattern onto the My Mind's Eye paper and cut them out. I inked the flip flops with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and then punched 3 holes in each, one at the t
op and one on each side, using the flip flops I was wearing at the time for a guide. I added ribbon for the straps and a Prima Sprites embossed paper flower with a jewel brad center to finish them off.


For another idea on what to do with a flip flop, I made this invitation using the original chipboard pattern that I made from my son's flip flop.


I folded a piece of the My Mind's Eye
paper in half, then laid my chipboard pattern along the fold line make sure that the top part of it overlapped the line. Then I traced it and cut it out, giving me a flip flop card. I added ribbon for the straps, a flower again to embellish itand then my information to the inside:


I hope you are having a WONDERFUL summer and enjoying the summer inspiration this week at The Beary Scrap. Make sure to join us tomorrow and every week all summer as we continue to show you new projects to jump start your creativity! And don't forget to join us in our current challenge-- a color challenge of Navy, Lime & Turquoise! Post your project by June 30th, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win a goodie pack of flowers, bling and ribbon from The Beary Scrap!

3 comments:

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Jamie, this is so bright and fun and your flip flop invite is awesome!

This is a great quote, too. The other night we were on the front porch watching an incredible storm blow in and listening to the frogs on the nearby river banks. They were singing such an incredible (and loud) song!

Cheers,
Susan

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

this is a great lo, I love to use several photos on a lo since I can't always narrow it down to a few... love your flip-flop element!!! Staci

Patricia said...

Jamie I love it!! Your flip flops ROCK!!!!
~Patricia

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