Sunday, October 29, 2017

Summer Time Layout

Hello and Welcome!

It has been snowing and sleeting here in Minnesota, so I decided it was a great day to scrap a page about our summer visit to the lake.

I used mostly Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness papers and embellishments.

Designer Tip #1: To keep the background from overpowering the photo, I used papers with the same subtle design.

Designer Tip #2: I wanted a large element that matched the papers in the upper corner, to break up the vertical strips and draw attention to the photo. It worked well to fussy the sun & cloud from the pattern papers.

Designer Tip #3: To make the photo POP, I used contrasting colors - orange & teal blue

Designer Tip #4: To add a little pizzazz, I added the horizontal border-punched strips in white. They bring interest and a playfulness to the layout.

This page is based on a layout sketch by Susan Stringfellow found on Rochelle Spears' blog.

This layout is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,


  1. Great Summer page! Thanks for playing along with Scrappy Friends! :)

  2. Wonderful page and great job with both challenges! Thank you for playing along with the Scrappy Friends challenges!

  3. Fabulous, sunny layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge