Friday, April 10, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Hey there!  It's Missy here with you today.  I decided to  use up some of my stash for this layout.  Sometimes I feel like I'm swimming in papers and embellishments, so I like to try and use up what I have to make room for some of the new collections.  For this layout, I used the Shimelle collection, Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine and some Plus One from American Crafts.  I mixed them together to create a fun and bright Summer layout.  Lots of these lines are still available in the store!

I started by adding some white gesso to fade out some of the circles on the background paper.  I used gelatos and watercolor to add some messy color to it before adding my paper layers under my photo.  I challenged myself to use what I had in my stash with these collections.

I used lots of my own flair buttons for this.  I just love all of these fun and bold colors together!  I think I've had those yellow glitter Thickers for a few years.  They look like they were meant to be on a Summer page, don't they?  Even though the Shimelle collection isn't exactly a Summer line, I still made a few pieces work.

I fussy cut "hello" from a sheet of the Simple Stories paper.  I just LOVE that rainbow gradient favorite!

I cut those hearts from one of the Simple Stories Project Life cards, and I popped up the snowcone with pop dots.  The green paper is from Plus One, and that green color is awesome!

One last close up...I cut the sun out of a 3x3 Simple Stories card and used one of the fun brads and die cuts from the collection.  I also added some orange stitching around the page.

I hope this somehow inspires you to mix and match some of your old stash to create something fun!  I had lots of fun combining these lines together.

Be sure to check out our April Sketchathon going on all month on our forums!  New sketches every day, prizes to be won and lots of fun being had!

Have a great weekend!

Missy :)


  1. Oh my Missy! Another stunning layout! WOW!!! Love everything about this!

  2. This screams FUN & 6 flair on 1 layout? I just gasped!

  3. This LO just makes me happy! I love these bright and summery colors, and oh my how CUTE this page is!

  4. What a fun, colorful, and happy layout! The yellow glitter Thickers are perfect!

  5. Your layout just says summer to me. I love all the flair you used on here!