I dug deep into my stash to find this gorgeous, beach vibe paper I almost forgot about. Most of you know that I got into scrapbooking through a neighbor (who turned out to be a really great friend) back in 2008. We did a couple of albums together and then I ended up moving and life got in the way. I stopped scrapbooking after that year and didn't get back into it until 2018!
So needless to say, when I tell you this is old paper...it is! I absolutely love the colors in this paper...they just pop and scream summer vibes!
I started off with this amazing aqua/turquoise (ish) bright blue. I took the beach vibe paper and cut about 1" off the sides and did the tear technique and separated the 2 pieces (tearing out a big gap in the center to make sure that blue really popped)! I backed the photo with some scrapes from a multi colored pink paper leaving just enough showing through to give that pink a little pop.
Then I grabbed my stash and started picking the pieces I wanted to go on this layout. I'm not sure if you are like me but I go through ALL of my stuff and grab what I THINK may look good on a particular layout. Then once I start with the paper and the photo I start going through what I pulled from my stash all over again to see what actually works. This makes it so difficult to do YT videos😱...I keep watching other scrappers do YT videos and wonder how they just know what to use from one pick🤷🏻♀️
I pulled a lot from American Crafts (3 different collections I will list below) along with 2 flairs from Scrappin Happy Studio and some cute sayings and hearts from Me & My Big Ideas. The blue heart is actually the background peaking through after I punched the paper with my Heart punch.
Well, there you have it. This layout came together quick for me. It's a simple layout that looks like I spent a lot of time doing. The best layouts aren't always the once that take hours or days like some of my mixed media ones do.
Collections I used:
Scrappin Happy Studio - Epoxy flairs - Beach Vibes Collection
Scrappin Happy Studio - Epoxy flairs - Be Strong Collection
American Crafts - Thickers - Adventure Collection
American Crafts - Thickers - Colorful Collection
American Crafts - Thickers - Summer Lights Collection
Me & My Big Ideas - Mambi Chips - I love us Collection
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