Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hello Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well!
 The inspiration for this layout is the wonderful  photo of my nephew Joseph with  his awesome smile & summer shirt! It has been quite dreary spring in the Midwest so far this year so I thought a dose of summer fun would be the ticket! To me summer is- baseball,flipflops, BBQ & summer shirts!!
I used the awesome Rusted Sun papers made by Fancy Pants & my favorite Bazzil cardstock.

I inked the background paper with Distress Aged Mahogany & Mustard Seed. I then punched sunburts from a punch made by "Punch Bunch" that I purchased at local scrapbook store. I cut them in half, inked the edges & adhered them to the background paper as a border trim!
The banner was made with Bazzil cardstock, & trimmed with yellow cut with my good old deco edge scissors! I added little die cut flowers & buttons for some detail. The banner lettering is Heidi Swapp- originally pink , painted with craft paint & Stickles!

The awesome flourish is from my sweet friend Lucy at It is made by her company Flourish with a Bling. I thought it worked beautifully with the summery theme!
I made a fun flower with my new Lifestyle die "Spray" die & my good old Sizzix Big Shot.
 I added the large chipboard lettering from Basic Grey's  Margie line. It was painted with craft paint & Stickles!! Finally I added the teeny letters to journal what summer fun is!
Well after days & days of rain, tornadoes, & severe storms, this layout was a pure fun to work on!  Here's to baseball, flipflops, BBQ & summer shirts!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Lynn :D


Cindy Gay said...

Lynn--I like the background papers, the alphas, the colors and of course the portrait of your nephew!

bakscrap said...

Love it Lynn! Your layouts always have such beautiful detail!

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Lynn I have to agree this is a bright and fun layout after all the awful weather there has been lately, brought a bit of sunshine to the day I bet, lol! Love the banner and those are some of my favorite colors (well I never get tired of reds) and your subject sure is a Cutie! Thanks for the sunshine today, lol!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Suzy said...

Beautiful summer layout Lynn! Love the Rustic Sun collection and what you did with it.

sue said...

a fabulous summer page a beautiful bright layout and as always so inventive x sue x

Lynne said...

This is a beautiful layout, love all the detail and colours it matches the shirt perfectly. Have a great weekend Lynne xx

Jocelyn said...

Another masterpiece!!!! WOW!!!!!! The colors are that banner!!!

Your creations always make me filled with the most wonderful details!!!

Have a great day sweet friend!!!

Scrap Happy said...

What an awesome lo!! I love how you made the back ground paper!! I think I will have to lift this.

Nanne said...

Oh my word... I love those bold colors and that banner is absolutely stunning.. You always add such wonderful detail to your layouts..


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