July 30, 2012

Hello Summer

Happy Monday!

Hope you are enjoying your summer. It's half over, can you believe it? Time just marches on faster and faster every day.

This page took me all week, but I am really happy with the results. The sun burst was a bit time consuming but I love it!

Paper: Bazzill Basics, Mustard Moon, Basic Grey, Magenta, K&Company; Embellishments: October Afternoon Stickers & Alphas, K&Company washi tape, staples: Stamps: American Crafts Date Stamp, Fancy Pants, Close to My Heart, Stampendous; Kerri Bradford digital diecut file and photo board

I made the sunburst by drawing it onto a piece of computer paper, first. When I was finally happy with the size of each of the rays (no one ever accused me of being an artist! Ha!), I numbered each ray and then cut it out to make pattern pieces. I then traced each pattern piece onto the pieces of patterned paper and cut them out. I was especially pleased that every piece of patterned paper is a scrap!  When I liked the placement of everything, I distressed the edges and then sewed them onto the cardstock.

Like I said, time consuming, but I think oh so worth it! Of course, I messed up and sewed the sun on before printing my journaling, so I fixed that by printing it onto a transparency. Worked like a charm!

Thanks for looking!



  1. Love the sun-the stitching and frayed edges look great!

  2. I love that sun-those rays are gorgeous!! Great layout!

  3. The sun burst is fabulous and I love that you included a ton of photos!

  4. That sun turned out great! I really like how you have it across the top half of your layout like that!

  5. Love the sunburst! I can't believe how fast this summer is going...I'm back to teaching in 24 short days!