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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Happy Place 12x12 layout

SumMore Fun has a stamp rental club. They have Soooo many variety of stamps. You choose your favorites, they send you a kit to use for as long as you need it. Then you send it back to them free of charge, and your next kit comes! So easy! 

We were able to sample the rental club and the Happy Camper called to us for our first pick.

Why? Because we have a little guy whose ultimate happy place is beside a campfire...preferably marshmallows in hand. He builds campfires out of sticks, pencils, Legos, spoons, basically anything that he can assemble to look like a campfire, becomes a campfire. (fire excluded of course!)
We did a 12x12 two page layout.

We used watercolor pencils and luvvved the look we got when paired with the stencils! 
Glampers are so much fun!

Around the campfire is where this boy spends good times with his family. 
They are some of his happiest memories! (including drawing with the ashes!)

When the layout was done, the stamps were gently and thoroughly cleaned and placed onto the original backing and into postage-paid packaging. They still had ink stains but SumMore Fun assured us that this only means they are all the more loved!

European Scrapbooking

Back in Australia a style of scrapbooking was created known as AZZA...more commonly known today as generic: European Scrapbooking. The layout focuses on an overall balance and harmony in the page. They use a lot of geometric shapes and patterns with the photo as the focus first. It's beautiful- google it, you won't be disappointed!

We wanted to design a page inspired by European Scrapbooking with a more rustic feel, and accented by our stamps from SumMore Fun's stamp collection: Happy Camper. You use them for as long as you need, so we took full advantage!

We went along with our fire theme (see above) and used the logo from Kai the Lego Fire Ninja (which we find ironic because the name Kai means uh, ocean, not fire), and cause, well, this little boy loves: fire, fire, fire! So once more we are memory keeping a little boys fascination. With wood as our background, the red logo and curling modeling paste smoke all come together on this two page 12x12 layout to create one harmonious design. The photos build the design.

We are loving these little fires from SumMore Fun! The stamps make it so easy to use watercolor pencils for a rich, colorful effect that looks hand-drawn.

Give European Scrapbooking layouts a try. It's a challenge you will enjoy!