Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Begins Blog Hop Day #2

Welcome to day 2 of the Summer Begins Blog Hop!  The wonderful Kathryn is hosting from, so if you stumbled into this blog hop, head back to Kathryn's to see all the great projects.  You should have arrived here from Janice's at!
Don't forget to read all the way to the bottom to find out how to enter for BLOG CANDY!

Although this is day 2 of the blog hop, feel free to jump back "in time" and see all the great projects from yesterday!

Here is another Summer Begins layout of my daughter playing at the park.  If you saw my son's yesterday, you will notice this is a whole new theme!  She is a monkey and loves to climb, so I emphasized her "monkeyness" and her bravery!
At the Park--First Dry Summer Day!

I used coordinating patterned paper with cute little monkeys (not sure of brand) with matching cardstock stickers!  I matted the focal photo with a 1" mat so that it would stand out and then aligned three cardstock word stickers down the right hand side of the photo mat.  The three tags below are made with the "Fastenator" that makes it's own tags.  You can buy the outline (silver on mine) in any shape/color you want, then add the background paper of your choice.  I did that and then added three circle stickers  from the same pack.  A few yellow heart brads completed the look along with a bright yellow ribbon as a border with green brad ends.

The right hand side is much simpler than the left. with a journaling block with a couple of stickers, the continuation of the yellow ribbon border and a little sticker block in the bottom corner of the vertical picture.

Here is a close up of the tags I made!

Here is the journaling block with just two little stickers added on!

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  1. CUTE layout! Love your little monkey theme!

  2. Fun layout, your daughter is so cute. Love the little monkey theme.

    Smiles Sher

  3. So, so cute!!! What a Fun and cute LO. I love the little monkeys, it reminds me of my little one when she was much younger. TFS

  4. Thanks for sharing your journaling with us. I love the monkey theme. So funny how our children remind us of animals. I have a tiger, a monkey and my little stinker is as cute as a skunk.

  5. Adorable LO! Love the monkey theme. :-) Thanks for the hop! ~ Blessings

  6. This is an adorable layout. Think I will scraplift. tFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  7. Love this darling monkey paper. Your daughter is so cute. Great layout.


  8. I'm a follower.


  9. Both LO are so cute
    Love the monkey theme on this LO

  10. so cut love the monkeys