Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello Sunshine with Simple Stories Summer Fresh

Hi everyone! It's Kate here today sharing a Simple Stories Summer Fresh layout. I think the thing that I love most about Simple Stories products is how fast and easy it is to come up with a really beautiful page. They really do make it simple. There's so much interest and fun elements on their products.

This layout is of my youngest daugher in her cute little strawberry bathing suit from Gymboree. I swear that Gymboree must look at scrapbook paper and plan around that, or maybe scrapbook companies look for inspiration from Gymboree! We are at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls in these pictures. She loved the outdoor pool and wanted to spend most of her time there. That was fine with me, we had a lot of fun playing together in the water. The pool has a gradual slope at the front of it instead of stairs making it very toddler-friendly. It's almost like a beach. She doesn't want to be held all the time in pools - we're in the "I do it!!!" stage, so this spot was perfect for her.

Hello Sunshine

I got some inspiration from fellow design team member, Michelle Gallant here. She added rhinestones to the centres of the flowers on her recent layout and I liked that idea, so I have done it here as well. Thanks Michelle! As usual, I have used my sewing machine a lot to add a little extra fun to the the page. I made the flower out of an old pair of jeans and a sizzix die. I just added some bling from My Mind's Eye, a red button, some pins and an epoxy shape from Epiphany Crafts. Fun and easy! The 'hello' part of the title is Simple Stories alphabet stickers and the 'Sunshine' part of the title was cut out of some Simple Stories paper with my Silhouette Cameo.

Hello Sunshine close up

I poped up the mason jar sticker with 3D foam adhesive, and added the twine around the top of the jar and some brads to the centres of the pinwheels.

Thanks for looking.