Monday, August 27, 2012

Sand Dude!

It's HOT outside!  No better place to hit than the beach!  For as long as I can remember, the moment my son hits the beach he dives into the sand to begin building a castle.  In this layout, I included some sand to help capture his ‘true love’ for the beach. 

I had fun embellishing this layout with lots of different things.  To begin with I used several pieces of pattern paper to create the banner. 

I decided to add the sand under the title so I used a Spellbinders die to cut out a wave. 

I ripped some a soowang tape sheet and folded it half back and placed the wave over half the sticky area.

Next I dumped the sand that I had collected over the sticky part and pressed it down.  You can buy scrapbooking sand or you can be sentimental and use the real thing! Next I pulled out the rest of the backing of the tape, added some pattern paper and trimmed it down to fit on my layout. 

I also used Spellbinders Nautical shapes too accent my page.  Using them as a stencil, I left the paper in the die and adding some liquid adhesive and then poured on more sand.

I was excited to find this trim in my stash of stuff.  It already had shells hanging off of it.  The perfect touch!

Supplies:  Organic Geo (1645) – Flower Child, Twisted Floral (1649) – Flower Child, Groovy (1642) – Flower Child, Swirling (1648) – Flower Child, Peacock (1646) – Flower Child, Layered Geo #1644, Bouquet (1535) – Bonjour
Other:  Cardstock, Stickers, Trim, Ink, Spellbinders Die Templates

Julie Overby GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Creating Keepsakes has Hit the Stands!

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited that this issue of Creating Keepsakes is being released today!  I have a sweet layout of the most darling baby in it.  If you get a chance,
 check it out!  I can't wait to share the layout.


I also have a card to share that was in the last release of Card Creations Vol. 10 by Paper Crafts.  I have two other cards in there as well.  It's a great issue jammed with fabulous inspiration!!  It came out a few months ago but I haven't had a chance to share.  I used JustRite Stampers for the sentiment and My Mind's Eye for the pattern paper.  Of course the circles in the middle are Spellbinders!

Have a super sunny summer day full of lots of fabulousness!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More GCD Studios Goodness!!!

It is completely unbelievable to me that another month has already passed by!  Which means another amazing issue of the Paper Cut is live on the GCD Studios blog!  This has some really fun stuff in it.  And if you leave a comment about what you think on the company blog, you'll have a chance to win the entire line of Flower Child paper!

Check it out!

I created this cool keepsake jar for the magazine using the Flower Child line.  The label was created with Page Maps Spellbinders dies called Jar Labels.

Hope summer is bringing you some inspiration today.  I can't get enough of the gorgeous surroundings here in Canada.....ooooh....I feel a photo post comin' on!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Anniversary Honey

Seventeen years ago I choose you....seventeen years later, I chose you again.  Seventeen years from now, I will continue to chose you.  Through thick and thin, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health...because I love you from the bottom of my heart.  Thank you for being you.  Yellow.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spread Your Wings And Fly

Hey everyone!  I hope you've been enjoying the summer so far!  As you can tell from this layout, we sure are!  Actually, this is a photo from last summer.  I can't believe how quick my girl is growing!

This is a layout that I created for GCD Studios using the Oh Happy Day line.  It's so fresh and summery.  I love that line!  I fussy cut the cute clouds right out of the paper.

I also have a simple yet sweet card to show you that I made with the new Scalloped Labels One die from Spellbinders.  I made a cute shaker window to display these adorable buttons!

The summer has totally gotten the best of me.  I just can't get outside enough.  I LOVE where I live and I want to be outside every minute of every day!  Of course, I try to squeeze in my crafty time late at night!

Enjoy your first week of August!!


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