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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion -- Challenge #19 -- Celebrating Summer!!

What a beautiful, lovely day we had today!! The sun was shining, the breeze was blowing... What a perfect way to start off this week's challenge at Celebrate The Occasion -- Celebrate Summer (must use a sun)!!  Create a card, layout, or project with a sun that shows your interpretaton of celebrating summer and hop on over to enter it in Challenge #19 at CTO...   I can't wait to see what you create!! :)

For my project I created a 12x12 "Summer Fun" layout (there's a second page to match coming soon...)!!
To create the waves for my layout, I used my Creative Memories wavy trimmer to cut six 1" strips (3 from mediterranean cardstock and 3 from a blue watercolor block print paper) and inked the edges of each wavy strip with MS sterling chalking ink. 

The photo mat is sized for a 5x7 photo, and I handcut the fishy (I still like to fussy-cut my die cuts from time to time)...
The font is from the Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge.  I cut the lettes for the "Summer Fun" title at 1.75" (for the shadow effect, I cut the letters twice -- once in cranberry, once with the orange, then adhered them so that the orange peeked out from underneath). 
The circles for the sun were cut with the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge (1/4" difference in size then trimmed the extra that hung off the base)...  For the rays I again fussy-cut the strips at about 2.5" in gold and then shadowed the gold with orange.  Finally, I added some punched circles around the title (for color) and some pen-stitching and dit-dots with my white Signo pen.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout and that it will inspire you to create something for the challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion!!  Your questions and comments are always welcome...

Until next time,

17 comments:

JustYolie said...

Hi Amy! Thanks for visiting me this weekend and becoming a follower...lov eyour summer layout..BTW I've been a follower of your blog, I just fell behind visiting you but I will do more often. :)

Tammy (P.M.S) said...

Hi Amy! I hope you are having a great day! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I have an award waiting for you. :)

www.positivelymagnificientscrapper.blogspot.com

Tammy

Linda said...

Very, very cute LO!! :) I just got the Life Is a Beach cart...can't wait to use it!! :) TFS!!
Linda :)

Kelly S said...

Fabulous layout! So bright and cheery. Just perfect for a summer photo.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Karen Wilson said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love the fun feel of it and the bright colors!

GiGi said...

What a great layout! I love the waves and great job on all your stitching!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this cheery, bright and a beautiful job as always

Mary said...

I love how you did the water and the stitching is a nice touch.

Tami B. said...

I can't wait to see the 2nd page. This is the style/type of LO's that I like. It really pops! When something grabs your attention on the dashboard like this one does you know you've got a winner.

DIANA L. said...

Nice layout Thank you for joining us this week at Celebrate The Occasion

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Amy this is AWESOME! Love the faux stitching. and the letters.

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Amy, this is a bright and cheery LO- I Love it!! I love the colors and all your fabulous touches. Nice job!
-Paper Panther
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Amy, this is a bright and cheery LO- I Love it!! I love the colors and all your fabulous touches. Nice job!
-Paper Panther
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

Maquel said...

Super cute LO, Amy!! I just LOVE the font from LAB! It's so tropical!! :)

Creative Diva said...

Cute layout! It inspires me to create something fun that describes Summer. TFS

Hugs,
Patty

Haven_mom4 said...

Super sunny layout. Visiting from LLUP

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I LOVE the bright colors in this LO! It is sooo summery! I thought I would work on my comments tonight so I'm sorry to say I won't be hopping blog to blog behind you on Sunday but I'm sure I'll be back to following you next week...hehe!! Have a great weekend!

 
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