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Splish! Splash!



I am on a mission to document one of the funnest days last summer.  We went to the beach with friends and had the best time.  It was warm but overcast so the photos are fantastic from that day.  I believe, if there were a contest, this photo would receive ‘photo of the day!’

For my layout, I used Poolside.  Totally workable for a beach layout!!


I dug in my stash for some coordinating cardstock, I really wanted to use the wave paper but wanted a border.


In the photo above, you can see the small shark fins.  I used a small punch and the sheet of paper from the 6×6 paper pad.  The details in the 6×6 are a much smaller scale, which was perfect for collecting shark fins for this layout.



You can see that I inserted the title through the blue pool float.  I think you can still make out the title and it helps draw your eye to the sentiment.

I hope you are having as much fun with this collection as I am.  Oh, I did dig out some buttons from Wish Season and a flair from Making Waves.  I think I have mentioned this before, but most of the Fancy Pants collections I have, can really be mixed and match nicely.

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Supplies used:


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Wish Season Buttons

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This is the Life!


Good morning everyone! Nicole here to share a pool inspired layout using the new Poolside  collection. The pool near our home has these tiny little square tiles around it and that inspired the tiny tiled background I created on my page.
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I used several papers from the Poolside 6×6 paper pad to trim down to 1″ squares. I built the background on the left side of the page, over some simple white cardstock. It is really as simple as mixing up the patterns as you work the grid on the page.
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I added in several die cut ephemera from the Poolside collection too, working them around my photo area. Love those palm tree leaves! I layered the “This is the life” diecut in the ephemera pack over some navy cardstock to create the title to my page.
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What have you been making with this amazing summer collection?!!  Be sure to share with us!!
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Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my newest project created with wonderful Fancy Pants collections. I love working with bright colors and rainbow designs. That’s why I like “The Bright Side” collection so much. I created another project with it using fun pictures of my daughter Maja jumping through the puddles. I had those pictures for a while and was waiting for the perfect collection to scrap them. When I saw all the wellingtons added to the ephemera pieces I knew it was a sign :)
I started with a blue paper called “A bright side” as a base of my project. I also cut out two boots using a free cut file “Under the rain” from Paper Issues. I backed them with pattern papers from this collection.
I went with even more wellingtons bu adding the smaller ones from ephemera pack and chipboard stickers. I love how colorful they are. I created the title by hand cutting the lettetr using papers from 6*6 paper pad.
I fussy cut some of the floral clusters from both “Natural beauty” and “Coming up roses” papers and added them into my composition.
I finished my page by adding little hearts from puffy shape stickers sheet. It all came together really quick and I am happy from the final result.
Thank you for stopping by. If you want to purchase this pretty collection, search in you local stores, because many of them carry Fancy Pants collections. You can check them in Store Finder section here or contact them to request the product line!

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Best Friends…and Happy 4th of July!



Hey everyone,Happy 4th of July!  My layout today is not exactly focused on the 4th, but it’s focus on the ones we share it with…friends and family!!  Be sure to document your fun today…even if it’s not only in red, white and blue!!
For this layout I created, I used The Bright Side collection. I MIGHT have made sure to get a pic of my youngest in the rain just so I could use the cute umbrella……:) This collection is so much fun, and made it easy to create this fun layout. I am really into big titles lately, so I created my title using my Silhouette and a cut file from the Silhouette online shop. Here’s my layout.
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Fancy Pants Designs Collections Used: The Bright Side
The speech bubbles in the ephemera pack are such a favorite of mine. I usually use them as journaling blocks, but this time I used it to corral some embellishments, including that umbrella.
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I used a piece of the 6×6 paper for my journaling, with a cute ephemera sentiment to top it off.
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Thanks for visiting the blog today!


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The Cutest Little Tag Album


Hey ya’ll. Stephanie here.

Today I’m sharing another small scrap project. Another fun summer mini-album using the Pool Side collection. I’ve never tried a ring flip book so I thought I would try it this time. And I have to say I love it! And with some fun fringe it’s even better!

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I wanted to remind you guys that when I work in a project like this I usually create all the pages at the same time. Like one bigger project and then layer them for an album effect. Projects like these are my favorite because I can literally do them in one sitting. And I like the feeling of accomplishing a project instead of feeling like I can never complete larger albums. Hey they are laid out before I put them together in the album style!
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I hope you enjoyed this project! I loved how it turned out. Remember you can always follow me here, on my blog Craft His Love and through social media @craft_his_love! Thanks guys have a wonderful day!
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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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