Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SSINKspiration July Blog Hop: Summer Fun!

Good morning!  It’s so nice having everyone at home this week and getting back into the summer camp/work routine.  We were looking at the calendar last weekend and realized there are only 7 more weeks of summer vacation before Aidan heads off to the 6th grade (how is that possible??)  Today over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog it’s time for our monthly blog hop (the hop has moved from Thursday to Wednesday) and this month’s theme is all about summer, how perfect is that?  I spent quite awhile looking through my current stamps to find something that inspired me with this theme and wasn’t feeling anything and then I remembered that Aidan just got back from boy scout camp and the new Always an Adventure stamp set and coordinating framelits were just delivered last week, whoo hoo I decided to scrap Aidan’s camp adventures Project Life style!!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #4 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

This layout was interesting since I didn’t actually attend camp, so I relied on the one picture Aidan took (really kiddo, need to work on that), what the troop posted, and the departure and arrival pictures I took.  Since I knew it was going to be very heavy on the pictures I made two inserts using the Always an Adventure Bundle, one journaling card, and the rest was left for pictures.
I used most of the same supplies for both the 4x6 and 3x6 card inserts and started with Soft Sky cardstock and sponged along the top with Whisper White Craft Ink to help it look more sky like.  Next I used the stamp set and framelits to cut lots of pieces (and then kept adding and adding until I was happy with the result).  For the clouds, I stamped using Basic Black ink on Vellum cardstock, cut them out with the framelits and then sponged around the edge with the White Craft Ink for some extra effect (the Thin Tip Glue pen worked perfect to glue the clouds to the cards and the adhesive doesn’t show through the vellum, score!!)


I did also swipe the Cucumber Crush pieces for the grass and treelines along the Cucumber Crush ink pad to add additional dimension to the color.  Also, I didn’t use the framelit for the snow cap on the mountains (honestly missed seeing it so I just cut the mountains a second time using Whisper White cardstock and then hand cut the edges so they are not all the same, a little more realistic.

The journaling card is retired (I stocked up) and I just stamped along the top and added a tree and bear and then left it for Aidan to do the journaling (he didn’t want to do that last night, go figure!!)  This way he can record his favorite things about the trip and it will be a piece of his handwriting as a keepsake, double duty!!

I really like this stamp set and framelits and see myself using them quite a bit for all our outdoor adventures.  It was also fun when I showed the page to Aidan he loved it and thanked me for making it (I love that he appreciates things like this and enjoys looking through our old albums remembering our adventure, that’s what this is all about).  I will admit these can be kind of “putsy”, meaning I took several hours to just make those two cards and just enjoyed playing.  Don’t know if these are quick and easy, but the more I use them we’ll see.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project: 

 Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Pamela’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Tobe at The Craft Sea
Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
Darcy at Dj's Stampin' Place
Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
Pamela at Stinky Tofu
Jen at Faith. Grace. Stamp.

Have a great day,

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  1. This is a great page! Love it!

  2. Love your album, Diana!! That adventure bundle is perfect for camping & for Project Life!!

  3. Such a great PL spread! I love the multi-layered elements.

  4. You used the Adventure set in an amazing way! Love your projects!


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