Friday, May 8, 2015

Taste of Summer Layout 1 - Grandparents Day Breakfast

They say confession is good for the soul. So I should confess that I've become a hoarder. I seem to hoard photos and papers. So Saturday, on National Scrapbook Day, I printed photos and planned layouts all day to work on this week. Lucky for me, this is also National Scrapbook Month, so I still have time to redeem myself from some of the hoarding! The special this month at Close To My Heart is a paper pack of 12 summer-colored/themed double-sided papers.  By adding white backgrounds, I'm getting at least six layouts so far from this paper. You can find that paper here on my other website.  I also used the special stamp set that goes with the paper.

Here's one of several layouts I'm making this week:

Today the first one is about our breakfast at Grandparents Day at the Christian school where four of my grandchildren attend. It means so much to me as a retired teacher to see them learning a LOT, making dear friends, and learning character qualities that make them such a blessing! Knowing that they have Christian teachers who lead them to follow the Lord through life's ups and downs is priceless. I still need to add journaling strips, but you get the idea.

I stamped the oranges and glued them onto circles of orange glitter cardstock. I also added a few strips of white shimmer trim.  Amazingly, one of the photos had my grandson puckered up ready to kiss his little cousin who was visiting with his other grandma. So of course I used the Pucker Up sentiment from the stamp set as the title. I had extra 6" x 4" photos so I used a flip flap for the extra photos in the bottom right section of this left page.

(The "happy" sentiment is from an Operation Smile fundraising stamp set.)

I'm sharing this layout with the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - anything goes with any old stash (old orange glitter cardstock under oranges)
Inspiration Destination #32 - anything goes challenge
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-day Friday Challenge #87 - anything goes
Love's Rubber Stamps Challenge #150 - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #226 - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #103 - anything goes

 Thank you for visiting. Come back each day if you'd like to see more of the Taste of Summer layouts.


Denice said...

Simply adorable LO pages...great pictures that match the stamps perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps, hope you'll join us again soon.

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous LO! thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow
Shaz DT

Bridget said...

Such a bright and refreshing layout! This stamp set is super adorable :)

Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy Crafting,

Amy Cohen said...

So Sweet!! Love the colors- you might just be the inspiration I need to do a scrapbook layout! Thank you sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Joann6274 said...

Such a sweet layout! Love the colors. Thanks so much for playing along in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kellie 0:) said...

Such a happy layout. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Fun day Friday

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.