Bingemans Big Splash

Another fun thing we did this summer was to go to Bingemans and enjoy some water park fun!  One of us started out a little unsure about the waterslides, but after one try we couldn’t get her to stop.  This layout uses this template by Simply Kelly Designs.  I simply altered the journaling spot to make it smaller and then added in another photo.  I used the Hot Summer Days kit by Kristin C.B.

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Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail

Last week my husband and I spontaneously decided to hop on our bikes and head out the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail.  We came home from the 48 km round trip exhausted, but it was a lot of fun.  Here’s the layout I created about that bike ride.  I started out with a template from Miss Fish called Living on the Grid.  I rotated it 90 degrees, spread it out over two pages, and then ended up changing the sizes of the photo boxes.  I used the Beautiful World kit by River Rose Designs for my page.

Elora Gorge

Last week we decided to go check out Elora Gorge.  We knew that there was tubing there but we decided just to make it a day to hike so we didn’t pack extra clothes.  We’ll definitely have to go back to try out the tubing as well as the nearby zip lining.  This layout was created using Kristin C.B.’s A Scenic Route: Forest Trails kit.  I used the Living on the Grid template by Miss Fish as a starting point for the layout.  I created a double spread and then moved some of the elements over to the right side of the page.  I also ended up deleting elements and changing many of the photo sizes to fit my photos.  Even though the page looks much different, I did want to give credit.

Blended Seasons Card

Unfortunately the need arose for me to create a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her brother in a tragic accident.  I pulled out Stampin’ Up!’s Blended Seasons stamp set and here’s what I created.

First I die cut a piece of watercolour paper using Lawn Fawn’s Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, but any scalloped rectangle die would work.  I stamped the flowers onto the die cut watercolour paper using a permanent black ink.  Once the ink was dry, I coloured in the image using Stampin’ Up!’s watercolour pencils (Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive and Crushed Curry) and some fine tip paint brushes.  Working one area at a time, I applied some water to the area using a paint brush.  Then I brushed the damp paint brush across the tip of the watercolour pencil to pick up some of the colour.  I placed the colour onto one end of the wet area and blended the colour out with the paint brush.  The front of the card itself was dry embossed using Stampin’ Up!’s Layered Leaves embossing folder.  Because the paper for the main image was watercolour paper I decided not to try and include a sentiment on the front of the card.  I’ll just stamp a sentiment and include my personal message on the inside of the card.  I have decided that for stamping onto watercolour paper a Stamparatus or something similar would certainly be helpful so that the image could be double stamped.  This would have allowed me to stamp the sentiment onto the front of the card.

Thanks for looking!