This Way To The Beach

Hello everybody! Summer is starting to wind down a bit in my household. We have been spending less time at the beach and more time gathering things needed for the new school year, new clothes, shoes etc. Soon, soccer practice will begin and nights fighting with Edward to do his homework at the kitchen table will surely drive me a little crazy, but I am looking forward to it!

Last week, I managed to pull Edward off his computer so we could spend the day at the beach. It was during the week which was great because it was just the two of us. The weather was perfect and Edward was perfectly content and relaxed, playing in the sand. I love watching him enjoy the simpler things in life. I try to take lots of photos to savor the moments I love best.

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3 Free Slice of Summer Cell Phone Wallpapers

You’ve loved our limited-edition Japonism Pastel Bundles, honoring the influence of Japanese art on western culture. Now you can enjoy the collection in your pocket with three super cute and completely FREE phone wallpapers! Featuring a soft blue pattern, beautiful blossoms and a delicate hexagon-style pattern, these wallpapers will instantly give your phone an artistic, cultural boost, compliments of our team in Japan.

Download your favorites below, and if you don’t see your phone listed in the options, try on a size and see if it fits. We bet that you’ll find one that works.

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Go Fight Win Digital Layouts

So many sports featured all in one collection!  Go Fight Win is perfect with all of the sports that are played in our home!  I can use almost all of them with my three children’s activities!  I have used baseball and golf in this post to share some ideas.

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Our Life At The Lake

Summer is my favourite time of the year and I seem to wish the days away all spring to get to the cottage again!  Morning coffee on the deck,  lazy afternoons on the beach, snacks and refreshments on the boat and smores by the campfire are a few of the things we love.  Oh yeah… and taking photos of all of these wonderful memories!

Slice of Summer Digital Kit is perfect for our memories at the lake!  The colours and the embellishments work fantastic!

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Love Mix & Match Border

Love is…..Love.

I love to drink my coffee first thing in the morning.  I love my sons humor.  I love spending my spare time scrapbooking.  I love meatballs and mashed potatoes.  I love smelling the scent of ocean air.  We can LOVE just about anything.

However, what I really LOVE about this scrapbooking border is that I was able to use the Jumbo Jet Border Maker Cartridge in a very non-traditional way.  In fact, I bet when you look at this border, you didn’t even know the Jumbo Jet cartridge was used.  And, better yet—you can use this on just about any layout about many forms of LOVE!

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Send A Note To Say Hello

I always have my Creative Memories goodies all packed and ready to go with me. Currently, I am spending my days in our RV out of town while my hubby works. I love the versatility of Creative Memories products, everything you need to make amazing layouts and cards are at your fingertips. I do have a well stocked craft studio in my home but I don’t like hauling all my goodies with me. Everything I need to create can be found with Creative Memories products!

I don’t know about you, but I love to make and send cards to loved ones to hopefully brighten their day. I do not have a stash of cards here in the RV so I decided to make this set of four note cards just to have on hand.

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A Gem of a Layout – using Gemstone Patterns

A gem is a precious or unique stone which can be used in jewelry.

In this case, it is precious and can be used on your scrapbooking layouts.

The way I see it, scrapbooking layouts equate to jewelry.  Each unique in their own way.

Not sure about you, but there are times when I am creating that things just fall together. This is one of those times.  When I looked at the diamond shaped Custom Cutting System pattern I was trying to envision a flower.  So, I just cut out several of the shapes until it all came together.

I do have to say that creating this layout will require Repositionable Adhesive.  You will want your diamond shapes to be flexible until you have them placed exactly where you want them.  Once you have the entire flower shape created, you will adhere it to the layout using your Tape Runner.

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Digital – Mix & Match Collections

I am a traditional scrapbooker  as well as a digital designer and two of my favourite embellishments are flowers and gems when I am scrapping traditionally.  So… you can only imagine my delight when the Mix & Match Digital Kits were introduced…and in so many beautiful colours!!!

I love layering different flower combinations along with the gems and the HUGE benefit when scrapping digitally is you never run out of your favourites because the supply is endless!  I am going to share a few pages I designed to show you different colour combinations and ways to decorate your pages with these “little gems”.

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Happy Canada Day – Capturing the Memories

Canada Day is always a fun family celebration for us and I always like to capture the memories in photos.  Over the years our celebrations have changed.  We always went to the Canada Day Parade in our hometown and fireworks that evening in the neighbouring town.  The last few years have changed with work commitments from the older children and documenting each year helps us remember the changes.

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