This month’s sketch challenge at The Urban Scrapbook included the wonderful “Summer Fresh” collection by Simple Stories.
These sweet papers and stickers were so much fun to use and perfectly capture the essence of summertime, with its retro primary colour palette, mixed with denim, gingham and floral patterns.
When I saw this collection, I immediately thought of scrapping this photo of BoyGenius, when he was about 3 years old. Being the oldest, he spent a lot of time with his Grandpa….and his Grandpa knew exactly how to keep this busy boy happy. For hours, my dad could entertain and play with BG and was one of the few people who understood how to manage my son’s mercurial temper and intense emotions.
The green woven photo mat is made with strips of Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock. I sanded the edges for a distressed look…
|The sticker sheet includes these pieces of “washi tape”….so cute!|
Jan rounded out this month’s kit by adding some die cut Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers, cut from a lightweight denim fabric. I layered them with the buttons, also included in the kit….
|Both the tiny hearts and white canvas flower are Prima.|
I cut and re-styled the green twine ribbon in the kit to make the centre of this flower….
|These brown canvas alphabet stickers are Prima.|
Aren’t these SS stickers adorable?
I have to be careful when I have a sheet of stickers in my hands….because I tend to want to use ALL of them! You can check out all the wonderful pages the Urban Design Team created with the July kit by clicking HERE and visiting the Urban Scrapbook Blog.
These days, BoyGenius has his very own “sweet ride”….a used car we bought him last fall. And sadly, my dad’s “ride” is now a wheelchair, so their roles as driver and passenger are reversed.
If only I could turn back the wheelbarrow of time….