Thursday, August 05, 2010

Layouts: Summer SprinkBrella Shark

So I mentioned in my last post that I was accepted to two teams. The second was none other than the amazing Michelle Coleman. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I got the news. Michelle is a bit of an icon in the digital scrapbooking world. And me? Well, I’m just… me. LOL  I am so honored to have been selected!

Michelle’s products are wonderfully unique, and she has an amazing eye for color. Her papers have rich depth and a subtle sophistication, and her elements are creative and fun and funky. :) 

I got to play with her “Get Wet” series, and I couldn’t stop until I’d done three layouts! The first two are featuring photos from the kids’ sprinkler session the other day.

Journaling: Mark picked up a new Buzz Lightyear sprinkler for the kids, and they couldn’t wait to try it out. They can use the handle on the controller to adjust the water level and launch the rocket. If it’s lined up right, it goes up pretty high! But mostly they just played in the water. They had a terrific time playing in the water, keeping cool, and just enjoying a summer afternoon. Friday, July 23, 2010.

Kit: “Get Wet | Girl” by Michelle Coleman at Little Dreamer Designs.
Font: Pea Anderson (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas)

I can’t put my finger on why I like the photo below so much, but it’s one of my favorites, even (especially?) after I pushed the processing on the colors to a slightly surreal level. I just adored the way the colors looked with it. And, yes, I made up the word “SprinkBrella”. LOL

Kit: “Get Wet | Boy” by Michelle Coleman at Little Dreamer Designs.
Font: Misproject (Misprinted Type).

This last one is of Matthew, with photos from our summer road trip last year.

Journaling: The summer of 2009 was when Matthew finally conquered his fear of the water. A minor incident in a swimming class about 5 years earlier had magnified in his mind into a near-drowning, making him extremely anxious. A few private swimming lessons, along with some time to play in the hotel pools on our trip, gave him the confidence to get past his fear and enjoy being in the water. Way to go, Matthew! :) Photos July 11, 2009 - Webster City, IA. Journaled Aug. 4, 2010.

Credits: “Get Wet | Boy”, “Get Wet | Girl”, and “Get Wet | Alpha” by Michelle Coleman at Little Dreamer Designs.
Font: Pea Anderson (Kevin & Amanda's Fonts for Peas).

Phew! That’s it for today! Four posts in one day! I’m not sure if it was any less overwhelming than one giant post, but it sounded easier in the beginning. LOL  Hopefully, my days will stop flying by quite so quickly soon, so that I can take a breath and do shorter posts more often. :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love them! Wish we lived closer so you could teach me how to do digital scrapbooking and motivate me to take the time to work on it.:)

Kris

Tania said...

Great stuff Kim! You are a fantastic scrapper and I think they are both lucky to have you! Congrats on the new teams!

Melinda said...

Congrats on the Misty team too! I didn't know about that one yet ;) I always love seeing your pages!