I asked everyone what their plans are for this holiday weekend. If you haven't done so already, go find the post on my group page, and get your entry in; basically, that just means answer the question. Its uber easy, and you could win a prize if you do! Our long weekend is going to be fairly laid back and relaxed. Kyle is working tomorrow, so we'll be sticking around home, but on Sunday I'm meeting up with my bestie, and we're going to spend the day lying on the Beach at Alberta Beach. I'm pretty stoked about that. I told the girls about it today, but I'm not sure they quite understand what 'going to the beach' means. They'll definitely learn very quickly how much fun it is to hang out at the beach for a day!
Then, on holiday Monday, I'm hoping to hit up the pancake breakfast at the Seniors Circle in town, and possibly some of the activities that'll be happening around here. Maybe we'll just take the kids to the spray park. I'm not sure yet. I know for sure that the fireworks is happening at 11:15 Monday night, and I'd like to bring the kids to see it. We'll see how that goes!
I'd love to hear what everyone else has planned!
And, as I mentioned, it was a very productive day. The girls were in and out of the house a billion times, an in between all their adventures, they hunkered down and watched movies on the computer. Their favorite past time. I'm beefing up my efforts to make cards- and sets of cards, not just singles. So, if anyone is interested in purchasing them, they come in sets of three, and sell for $15.00. If you want just one, they'll be $5.00 each. I also jumped in and created a double page layout- using Canadian Scrapbookers Summer Double the Fun sketch challenge layout. Kelly comes up with fabulous sketches! This one is an absolute favourite!
After cutting the inset patterned paper into quarters, I inked the edges using SU's Old Olive ink. Then, I used my Fiskars butterfly punch to cut the butterfly and adhered it using pop dots. The inset card stock is also adhered with pop dots.
I used another card for inspiration to make these cards, and you can find it HERE. Its also saved to my Fave Sketches board on Pinterest. I adhered the hearts, after fussy cutting them out, with pop dots for a little depth and visual interest.
I also used some patterned paper from a Cricut paper pad that I've got, to mat the photos (the green and pink patterned papers). I took a piece of scrap yellow card stock, and attached the photos diretly to it, then embellished using alpha stickers from Echo Parks' Here and Now collection and the arrow and word sticker is from Jillibean's Chilled Cucumber collection.
Lastly, I used a strip of patterned paper that had butterflies punched out of it, as a mask to make the background of this layout. I laid it across the grey card stock, and sprayed repeatedly, using Dylusions Bubblegum Pink ink spray.
The girls told me one day that they wanted something to drink, and since they hadn't finished what I'd poured for them earlier that day, I just told them to help themselves; their drink was in the fridge. And, that's what they did! Now, they help themselves all the time- whether I want them to or not! LOL
I wanted to embrace some masculinity and femininity into this layout, since it is about the girls making cards for their daddy to let them know how much they love him. I figured the Paris Girl collection (Carta Bella), would work well to draw some masculinity into the design, especially with the black patterned paper with just a subtle hint of pink throughout. Also, the grey toned striped patterned paper from Jillibean Soup (Chilled Cucumber) also helps to solidify the masculine aspect of my design. Obviously, the pink and yellows and greens tie the girls into the whole story.
As I mentioned on my group page, I used Canadian Scrapbooker's Summer 2013 Double the Fun sketch for my inspiration. I think I could have gotten everything into one page, but I liked the idea of spreading everything out and putting it into two pages. Its honestly been quite a while since I've done a double page, and I'm smitten.
I used pop dots to adhere the butterflies, and to mask the circles, I used some washi tape, and trimmed off the excess. The alphas are from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic collection.