As summer begins to transition into fall (at least for points due north of Houston), I am certainly enjoying creating layouts that evoke thoughts of cooler weather and memories of a summer that hasn't quite yet gone by. What the heck am I talking about, you wonder? W-e-e-l-l-l, I'm not really sure myself, but it does sound kind of Martha Stewartish and fancy for the two layouts I have up for you to see today! *smile*
First up is this layout, that I created for this week's SKETCH CHALLENGE at Pretty Little Studio.
The idea for this layout came when I stepped out from our wonderfully air-conditioned home into the crazy humidity that is our summer in Texas to take a picture (or five) of the Huntress. The transition from nice and cold house to hotter-than-Hades and muggy outside created insta-fog on my lens. I quickly took care of it but not before I took the first picture, which looked somewhat like a soft dreamy memory. Since all the stores are stocking Halloween and even Christmas (yikes!) stuff, I thought I would create a layout centered around the idea that soon today will be a memory. Cheesy? A little. Maybe. But when I have such pretty papers to play with, like these from the PLS SAND CASTLE Collection, even cheesy looks good!
Did you know that if you play along with the sketch challenge and win, you get a credit to the Pretty Little Studio store? It's a perfect way to try out a new product (and I guarantee you will love it!)
Next up is a layout I created for PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS yesterday as part of the On Trend Team. We were making layouts with sunbursts, and this was my interpretation.
I L.O.V.E. (say the word "love" about 20 more times and that's how much I love it!) Pretty Little Studio's NATURE WALK Collection, especially this PAGE, called Pine Needles.
As you can see, I didn't have to do a lot with it, just cut it up and put it on a blue cardstock background, stitch a little, and then decorate it a little. Easy peasy and the result is super cute, if I do say so myself. And I do!
Whew! Two projects revealed. I am tired now! And hungry. So I will leave you to enjoy the rest of your day and wish you Happy Crafting!