Friday, July 31, 2015

Little Summer Joy Pt.3 & Shop Update

I've been able to make a little progress on my summer mini, but more importantly, I've been making sure to take photos so that when time allows, I can get my summer memories documented. The third prompt from Little Paper Projects was all about focusing on capturing the moment and so I printed out several 4x4 photos so that I could just slip them into a pocket as is.

I had some fun experimenting with different techniques, the first being using digital art from In a Creative Bubble. I added it to the white space in my picture and played around with the opacity of it. In the end I decided to leave it at 100% because I wanted it to stand out.

For the facing page I put my Fuse to work, which was only the third time since I'd gotten it. I cut a 4x4 piece of paper diagonally, stamped on it, and then adhered a phrase strip to it. I sealed it with the Fuse and then worked on the other half.

I love the look of shaker pockets, but don't like how the insides will just fall to the bottom. My solution with this is to use a piece of clear transparency and adhere some of the sequins with glue dots to the upper portion of the transparency. I did this to both sides so that you can't see the glue and then poured in about 100 more sequins.

For my next pages I cut another piece of paper diagonally and glued several die cuts to the paper. I was conscious of the embellishments I used on both sides so that everything would match the neutral sequin mix I used.

Here's a look at all of the pages outside of the album.

Don't forget, you can use the code SUMMERJOY to take 20% off of your entire merchandise order, regardless of whether or not you're participating in this particular project. August will be the last month you'll be able to pick up the adorable doodle flair designed by Brandi Kincaid that are in the shop and I'll also be retiring some of my designs in the next week. There are several new sets to hit the shop today as well as some items in need of a crafty new home. Happy shopping and have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Beautiful photos. I love the embellishment pockets, too, really clever. Michelle t

  2. Great job taking photos. It's hard to remember all the time!

  3. Thanks for playing along and for offering that code and discount!! Your album is so cute!!

  4. Ah Elise this little book is turning out so nicely. I love your idea with the glue dots and sequins and your pictures are just amazing as usual.

  5. Loving what you did with the pockets to create the triangle designs, Elise! The text on the photo is a great detail too. :)

  6. I have been taking a lot of photos but not done much with them yet.... Summer usually gives me material to work with for the entire year ;) Great tip for your shaker pocket and I too love the diagonal design.

  7. Your book is turning out beautifully! I'm inspired to start one now! Thanks for the clever tips on the shaker pages!


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