Thoughts on Keeping it Simple

Time flies so fast in the summer doesn’t it!? I feel like I blink and it’s over! With the kids home from school we fill our days with summer activities and lots of extra time just being together as a family. Routines and schedules seem to flip on their sides and what we do in a “typical” day during the rest of the year becomes completely foreign! And for many of us, that means the times we normally have set aside to craft or be creative are also few and far between. It’s all good in my book, because of course we LOVE summer and the fun memories we get to have together. But, I do find myself craving a bit of that time to get back in the studio and make some things! I’m loving design team member Kim’s suggestion of keeping things more simplified than we normally might during the summer or whenever we feel extra busy. It’s important to keep our creative muscles working so I don’t like to step away from it for too long and that’s why this is a perfect solution. Even if you only have a few minutes, or an hour while the kids are sleeping in, jump in there and make something! You’ll always be glad you did! Read on to see a fun and cute scrapbook page that Kim made during the summer!

While the summer starts to fade away I feel like it’s time to attempt to get back into a more normal routine. During the summer it’s all about last minute trips to the pool, afternoon walks on the beach and ice cream runs. It all sort of pushes any craft time on the back burner. We try to fit it in but there are always things that just don’t get done. So it’s a good time to keep things more simplified so I can still get some creative time in! I created a quick layout here using some simple elements. A good polka dot paper is always an eye catcher and I just love this one with the big dots from Maggie Holmes collection.


I painted a little frame around the edge of my cardstock as just a simple foundation for my page. I knew I only wanted to use a few elements so that, along with a simple wash of color is all I needed.

Along with my photo I used a few of the chipboard pieces to make a little banner along the bottom of my photo. I used a piece of twine and then added them one by one. During the summer it’s all about making simple and easy pages for me. Just a few elements and a little paint does the trick! Have a great day everyone!

Happy Tuesday!


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