Thursday, May 14, 2015

summer lovin' had me a blast + giveaway details!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see Day 3 of Newton's Nook May release, please scroll down, or click here!**

hello again!
did you see that Create a Smile stamps is releasing a limited edition collection kit?!

it's AMAZING!!!
it has exclusive product include stamps, flair, enamel shapes and dies!! plus WAY more!

today, the Create a Smile video team is having a v-log hop showcasing this awesome kit...and wow!!! and guess what, you can win it!

i wanted to share how versatile this kit really is! so i made a layout! it was featured on the Create a Smile stamps blog yesterday, you can check it out (along with some AMAZING cards by my teammie!) here!
and i LOVE how it turned out!

last summer, my little Menn and i went to a community event and it was just so much fun! lots of bounce houses, games, music and of course, water! (during the summers in SC, it gets unbearably hot! hotter than anywhere else i've been! ha!) to cool down, there were some food trucks offering sweet treats! my boys HATE sweet things (no chocolate, sugar or icecream for them! they're so odd! ha!), but there was a snowcone truck...i was able to convince them to try a snowcone...with NO FLAVOR!! ha ha!! it was literally crushed ice, and they LOVED it! insane, i tell you! but it was so hot, i didn't complain!

what little boys don't love sweets? mine! but it's ok, i know the day will come when they will decide to (finally!) try something sweet, and their world will be rocked! ha! until then...i'll be happy to eat all the halloween candy and sweet summer treats! they can have the ice! :P

that's what this layout is about - the enjoyable summer 'treat' they love! ha! 

i cut some of the papers into squares, and then again into triangles and glued them down onto a white piece of cardstock. then i covered it with clear gesso! once it was dry, i added the watercolor look with distress inks and the packaging technique! :)

i also used the papers to back my photo! i used one of the pieces of flair, some enamel shapes, chipboard and the dies!! i cut the die out of acetate and stitched it to my layout...i thought it would be SO appropriate to use acetate, since it's clear like ice...ha!

be sure to check out the v-log hop for your chance to win this kit yourself!! i can't wait to see what everyone makes with it!! i'm so excited for this release!! :) it will be available to purchase here on Friday!


  1. Great page. Your eye is pulled from the left corner up through the picture and off the page with the large grouping of triangles.
    Wonderful page and lots of fond memories.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a fun layout! I just love those colors and the photo is too cute! That's so funny your boys don't like sweets and had a plain snow cone lol! :)

  3. *sigh* I just love what you do!! You have such a great style. The triangles are wicked cool! LOL about the sno cone (ice). I like the new kit--off to check it out.

  4. Wonderful projects!!! Lovely products!

  5. Your layout is so cute! Love it! What a fun kit! And that stamp set.... SO ADORABLE!

  6. This background is AWESOME!! I love the mixed media work, and the pops of yellow are so pretty with the blues!! Fabulous design!


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