Happy Saturday, happy summer, and happy hiking season! I
audibly squealed when I opened my box of July products and saw all the
outdoorsy stuff. Right then and there, I decided to start a brand new Life Crafted Album in Sea Glass where I could gather all my favorite mountain memories in one
When I saw the piece of Endless Sunshine die cut ephemera with ‘wildflower’ on it, it
immediately made me think of how my daughters look to me when we’re out hiking: frolicking around in green meadows like happy, colorful wildflowers. So I
picked a photo from one of my favorite trips with them, then decided to build
the page around products that matched that die cut. I raised the die cut with a foam sticker, then added two matching florals from the Lazy Days puffy stickers tucked underneath it.
I love using huge photos when I scrapbook hikes, so I
printed the photo of my husband and our oldest daughter at 9.5x8.25 inches, cut
it in half, and punched holes in each side so I could place them directly into
In order to add journaling and some extra photos, I took one
of the double 3x4 page protectors, adhered the part with the holes to the back
edge of the right-hand photo using red line tape, and then folded it over the
front of the photo to create a foldout.
Inside the foldout pockets, I added a pattern and title from
the digital Summer Fun patterns and journaling cards
(which matched the flowers in
the products I wanted to use, woohoo!), and journaled a quick little tidbit of
how proud I was of Nora on this climb. I added another die cut to the patterned paper, and sprinkled some enamel dots
around it & the wildflower cluster to make them look like they fit together.
On the back, I added some extra photos
from the trip.
My challenge to you this week is to use:
(1) one main inspiration piece that prompts a page idea
(2) products that coordinate with that first piece
(3) a combination of big and small photos
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to spend some of it outdoors - I'll be hitting the trails, hoping to run into a bear so I'll have a legit excuse to use the adorable bear die cut that's included in the ephemera pack!