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POOL time!


Hello, Fancy Pants Friends!
As soon as I saw the Poolside collection, I knew I had the perfect pictures for it. My son is a fish, and would spend all day every day in the pool. I took these photos of him in our condo pool and couldn’t wait to scrap them.
I can’t even get over this cute boy ephemera, which was perfect for my cute boy!  Isn’t it the best?  There are so many options in this set and they are all so adorable!
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I also used some pieces from  The Bright Side Collection to accent this project!
I actually grabbed the light blue journal block from The Bright Side  and it was perfect with the cute sun ephemera.
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I know you’re going to love Poolside just as much as I do!  Summer can’t arrive soon enough, right?  Thanks for joining me today!


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Pool Party Gift Sack!


Hello, friends, Latisha here!

Are you headed out to some fun pool parties this year?  Have you thought of bringing along a simple gift for your hosts?!


Today, I created a very simple, but fun and custom sack as a little gift for any upcoming parties that I’ll be attending! These are perfect to make several at a time to have on hand!  Fill them up with something as simple as a few mini items like chapstick, sunscreen and a bottled water!  Simple summer, poolside gifts!


I used the Poolside Collection…with the patterned paper and the ephemera it’s easy to mix and match for the sack and create several tags to attach to each one!

To create the sack I simply looked online for how to create a gift sack with scrapbook paper.  It only took two sheets and it’s perfect because the top folds down to show off the coordinating patterned paper on the “B” side!

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to create custom sacks for any occasion!


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It’s a POOL Party!


Hello there,

Interested in going to a Pool Party?  Or throwing your own?  Or receiving a gift from a Pool Party?   Let me show you what I created for this summers bash to get you started!!


I used the Poolside collection to create these fun, colorful tags.  I have not yet decided if I will be using them as invites for the neighbors, tags for party gifts or on a tags on a scrapbooking layout.  The possibilities are endless.


This guy was the first tag I made.  The duck float is one of my favorites.  There are several floats in the Chipboard pack too.





These were so fun to make.  They take hardly any time and are great for getting your creative juices flowing, inviting, decorating or scrapbooking about your favorite pool parties this summer!!

Thanks for joining me!


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Minimalist Style…The Good Stuff!


The Good Stuff. I want to document and remember all The Good Stuff from my girls’ childhood. SO many awesome (and not so awesome – but usually laughable) moments. This is one of the awesome moments. Going to visit Roxy and Sally. Probably thee most favourite animals in my Milly’s childhood thus far.

I used scatterings of elements from both The Bright Side collection and the Poolside collection.

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I wanted to keep the layout bright and fun. I love the photos I took of this particular day at my Uncles visiting their horses and didn’t want to take away from the gorgeous photos. I tend to be a minimalist but pushed myself to be less of a minimalist on this layout. I found that keeping the colour palette simple helped a huge amount. Yellow, white and black were the main colors for this page.

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I love the birds in the ephemera pack in The Bright Side collection.

I also snuck in a few of the chipboard sticker elements. The sunshine paper is from the Poolside collection.

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The layout design is based roughly on another layout I made last year. When I’m stumped I go through old layouts and look at them as if they are a sketch. Sometimes that’s all I need to get going and pump out a few layouts in a short amount of time.

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I hope you found something new in my project!  I’m always trying to keep it simple, but fresh and on-trend, too!

Happy Scrapping!


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Summer Plans!


Hello friends!

Today I am sharing one of my planner pages that I
recently made.  This particular planner is a Leuchttrum 1917 dotted
planner.  This is my favorite notebook/planner to create lists in.


Before I sit down to decorate, having a plan or starting point is key.
For this particular page, the Summer Lovin’ pattern paper from the
Poolside collection drew me in.  It has these rich green palm leaves
with a pretty red and coral background.  The paper is stunning!  That
flamingo clip is too cute! Such a great collection!


The puffy stickers are from the Wish Season collection and the tags
are from the Happy Place collection.  Three different collections were
used on this page but they all work perfectly together!


Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Designs Poolside Summer Lovin pattern paper
Fancy Pants Designs Poolside Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs Poolside Jumbo Topped Paperclips
Fancy Pants Designs Wish Season Puffy Alpha Stickers black.
Fancy Pants Designs Wish Season Sentiment Puffy Stickers
Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place Tag Set

Thanks for dropping in with us!  How’s your summer planning coming along?  What do you use for your planning?!  We’d love to see!


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Summer Fun Card Trio


Hey Crafty Friends!
It’s Amy T back with a giftie duo that features Poolside!
Good Times trio by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I’m ready for a tropical vacation, how about you?  Let’s chat about the cards:
good stuff by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I used the Pool Party panel from Poolside.  I love the repeat pattern of the text.  I framed it with a panel of pink and added a Tag from The Bright Side collection.  Who doesn’t love laying up the Ephemera?!
Next up is a favorite design of mine, pure clean + crisp:
this is the life by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
I wanted the quote to the be star of the show so I mounted it onto 3 layers of cardstock.  I backed the square features with leaves from the Ephemera pack.
Next up is my final card for today:
good times by Amy Tsuruta for Fancy Pants Designs
This card came together so quickly and I love how playful it is.
I’m definitely ready for the warmer weather, how about you?
Thanks for stopping in today!
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