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Summer Adventures!


Hey friends! Stephanie here, I’m back today to share a double page spread from my 6×8 summer adventure album. A couple of years ago I put together a summer album and was recently looking back through it and decided to do it again.
This album begins in May (since that’s when our summer officially starts) and goes through August.
It’s in a Project Life 6×8 Album and includes all the photos from pool days, outside adventures, summer playgroup, late night movies, etc. I also like to include fun pieces of memorabilia from our summer travels; popcorn buckets, movie stubs, flowers from the yard, drawings, etc.
This page is one of the first pages from May and was created using a mix of the Pool Side and Bright Side collections from Fancy Pants Designs.
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I created the title, “SUMMER” using an easy cut file and my Silhouette Portrait. I’ve included the cut file if you’re interested in using it. You can download it by clicking on the link!
I simply cut the word out on white card stock and then fussy cut the pieces of patterned paper to fit behind the white outline of each letter.
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I also used pieces from the ephemera packs to add a little more details to the 4×6 photos.
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I’m having so much fun creating this album. I’m sharing the rest of the album and my process over at my blog, Craft His Love. Join me there and on Instagram for more inspiration!
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Sunny Greece!


Today, the lovely Anna has a fabulous layout to share!

Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here today with a travel themed layout. We visited Greece almost 10 years ago and I still didn’t scrapbook most of the pictures. I didn’t have time to make an album with all the photos and keepsakes and I am starting to forget all those pretty landscapes and memories. I decided to use some of the pictures from my favorite spot from the trip. I treat it like a teaser before starting my album :)
I reached for the “Poolside” collection. It’s full of pool related items but it also have some tropical leaves, sun and waves, that reminds me of vacation time.
Blue and yellow are the colors that matches Greece perfectly. Blue sky and sea and yellow sun and sand. Even the Greek flag is light blue. That’s why I combined those two colors on my pages adding white cardstock. I used stripes of “Fun in the sun” paper along with blue paper from “The bright side” collection called “The bright side”.
I picked tropical leaves and flowers from “Poolside” ephemera pack and cut few more from “Summer lovin'” paper. I arranged them around my two pictures.
Big sun and bits and pieces from cardstock sticker sheet were the perfect finish to my page.
I added my journaling on one of the cards from “Tag set” from “The bright side” collection. Few arrows from “Puffy sticker shapes” added some fun texture and dimension.
That is all for today. I hope you felt inspired to reach for your travels photos and scrap them to bring back all those great memories.
Thank you for stopping by.


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Look at this! This is the Life!



We are in the mood to splash and splash around here but the weather is not cooperating!  The pool is open and the kid has his bathing suit ready.  Instead of getting fun photos for this year, I reverted back to last year and a fun day we had with friends at the beach.  The Poolside Collection is not just for pools!  I have used it for 2 different beach layouts and could keep going!




You can see here that I topped the patterned paper with a FREE cut file from Paper Issues.  I used the Wheel from the Seas The Day File.  I backed some of the openings with the 6×6 paper pad, but I ended up covering most of that.


If you look close, I used Nuvo clear to add detail to my splashes of water.  I used it on all of the water pieces and in the center of the flowers.  It may not translate well here, but in real life, it looks super cool.

So, if you don’t have any pool photos, grab out those beach photos and get to documenting!

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used:

Poolside Collection


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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.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used:


Making Waves Flair

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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