Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Lovin' (especially with Nikki's papers!)

Summer is in full swing and I have to say that being home in the summer with the kids makes it go a lot faster! We have had full days of playing in the sun and swimming in the pool! I am soaking it up because the cold weather will be upon us in Central New York before we know it! But for now, I'm loving Nikki's new line, Blueberry Hill for it's sunny colors and adorable designs! Here are a few of my creations with this line...

YUM! Blueberries
This layout used lots of pieces from the Blueberry Cut Ups sheet and the new stickers too! I love those so much! The alphabet letters are perfect for layouts, cards, and other projects!

I started the page with spraying glimmer mist (Sapphire) through a piece of used pop dots for the circles. I wanted to emulate a bunch of blueberries here. My son has found a new love of blueberries and is known to eat 1/2 of a pint in one sitting! I tore and layered papers to create texture. I also love using the die cut papers as embellishments too. I cut the matching one in half for the top right of the page. Layered with book paper and stickers, it adds a fun touch.
Sweet Sunshine
My 19 month old has been putting my sunglasses on and they are so big on his sweet little face that it always makes me smile! I love the "A Sunny Day for Blueberries" paper for this bright page. I layered half of a cardstock with a sprayed sun shape over it and cut a few strips from the collection for a simple and sunny design. The labels from the Cut Ups paper is perfect for journaling or beneath a title. Of course this page needed some clouds and suns pop-dotted for the final effect!!!

You've seen my last project for our July challenge. I used the sketch here but this paper was perfect to showcase my son's sunflower that indicates that it's almost time to go back to school! He was given the flower last year during the early summer months and was told that when it blooms, it will be very close to Kindergarten starting! He loved watching it grow and finally bloom and it made him even more excited to go to school. A year later, we are still enjoying the symbolism of this special flower. Nikki's Willow Bee line was absolutely perfect for the whole feel of the photo! I actually used the last scraps of my stash from this line! I just love it for summer and even fall layouts and cards.

I am looking forward to the remainder of the summer and the excitement that comes from going back to school and fall. I've been digging into some of the new lines and can't wait to share with you on my next blog post!! Until then, enjoy the sunny days!




Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS Jen! I loveeeeeeeeeee the misting! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sarah said...

Wow, the misting looks great! Love these!

Laura said...

Great job with the LO's. I love the misting, perfect for these papers and pictures.

Scrapamum said...

Love the misting!!! It goes perfect with those fab papers!!!

Linda Beeson said...

What an amazing accent is that spraying! LOVE it and your use of those collections.

Erika M. said...

Wow these are amazing creations!


great LOs girls! xoxoxo

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