Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Sprinkler Fun

I finally got my scrapbooking mojo back!  It's been probably a month at least since I made a page.  I attempted another one a few weeks ago and after struggling with it for a few days I just put it aside.  If I have to force it then it's no fun, and if crafting isn't fun then I don't want to do it!  Yesterday, I pulled out these pictures that my wonderful mother in law took of my oldest son a month or so ago.  She turned on the sprinkers in our backyard and the boys had a great time running back and forth through them.

This layout has a lot of elements, but I prefer full pages to empty ones.  The trees are from Pooh & Friends and Everyday Pop Up Cards.  I inked the edges, and added a bit of ribbon, and a flower made from Flower Shoppe to the larger tree to make it a bit more interesting. 

More flower shoppe flowers - the first one blinged out just to make it a bit different.  All three of these flowers are just the quilled flowers without any flower backing.

I used Spellbinders Grand scallop square dies to cut out the journaling block and mat. I also used Spellbinders to cut out the vellum quote and its corresponding mat. 

This is my little guy in all his glory!

These pictures were printed as 4 x 4.  I did some trimming, adhered them to white cardstock (which you don't see) and cut the collage out with my Spellbinders grand nestie scallop squares. I wrapped ribbon around the pictures to help frame each one.  This is the first time I've done something like this and I really, really, like the way it turned out.   

The pictures are mounted on a circle that I cut out using Elegant Edges and then stitched with black thread.  Splish Splash was cut from H20 three times and layered to create a shadow effect.  Summer, as well as the four flower borders were cut from Gypsy Wanderings.  I added a little bling to each to add some interest.

As much as I love quilling, I do NOT have the patience to quill something like these dragonflies!  I went through my embellishment drawer and there they were!  I often purchase things like this that I think are cute because I know I will find a use for them eventually.  Same with the puffy ladybugs.  I think they are so cute!!

I am going to enter this layout in a few challenges.  This week's challenge over at the Cricut 360 Challenge blog is "refreshing".  What is more refreshing than running through the sprinklers?!  I am also going to enter this one in the Cricut Circle Monthly challenge where we have to create a scene.  I think this is a pretty fun summertime scene.  I've never entered any of the Circle challenges before so I figured, eh, what the heck, it's about time.

Paper:  K & Company Citronella, Me & My Big Ideas Sunshine, Martha Stewart Specialty, and a few other scraps that were laying around!
Cartridges:  Elegant Edges, H20, Flower Shoppe, Mother's Day Bouquet, Disney Pooh & Friends, Everyday Pop-Up Cards, Gypsy Wanderings
Spellbinders:  Grand scallop squares, Curved Rectangles
Ribbon,  ladybug puffies, and dragonflies -  my stash
Punches:  EK Success bubble punch
Vellum Quote:  K& C Company Hopscotch for Boys

Thanks for stopping by!! 


  1. such a fun and cute lo! I love all the close-up you have to show all your amazing details! thx for joining us over cricut 360 this week!

  2. What a fun layout! There is so much to see! The pictures are great and your embellishments are awesome!

  3. oh my gosh! all the detail. TFS with us at Cricut 360.

  4. I love this layout. It is beautiful. The colors are so nice and cheerful. So much work and thought in this one. Cindy

  5. What a faun LO....such detail!!! Glad you joined us at Cricut360 this week!

  6. Thank you Cindy - that means a lot from you - you are the layout queen! I am happy to be back to scrapbooking. I feel like I can add so much more than I can ever get on a card so I can be more creative.

    Thanks to everyone else too! I am formulating a plan for my next one!!

  7. i say you got your mjo back this page is screaming fun fun fun! Love it

  8. Gorgeous layout.Love all the details. Thank you for joining us at Cricut360.


  9. Dayna, WOW your double LO is amazing. Love all the details and it shows all the work (and heart) you put into it. Thanks for joining us at Cricut360.


  10. wow - your work on this project is awesome. have never been to your blog before - saw the link on cricut 360. i am your newest follower.


  11. Fantastic layout, so many wonderful details!! I really love everything about it, you did an awesome job with this!! So glad you joined in on the fun over at Cricut 360 this week!

  12. Wow!!! This LO is beyond awesome, it has so much interaction... didn't know where to look next! TFS


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