Congrats with Sunshine Wishes

Monday, July 10, 2017
I don't know about you guys but this summer has been insane!  I feel like ever since school let out it has been nonstop for me, which sadly means no stamping time.  I managed to squeeze in a little time and I am so excited to share what I've created with you!

July is my favorite month.  I LOVE the 4th of July and it's also my baby's birthday on the 18th.  I haven't been able to order anything from the new Memories & More line from Stampin' Up yet, but I am really wanting to scrapbook more, so I decided to make my own layout for my birthday boy!

I am lucky that D's favorite colors are blue and red which is perfect for his patriotic birth month.  I started the layout off with a piece of Basic Black that measures 4"x 6".  I cut the Marina Mist layer slightly smaller and used my new Oh My Stars embossing folder to give the page that patriotic feel. 

The heart and the congrats are from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits set which is SO stinkin' cute!!  I don't know why I waited so long to get this into my collection!  I left a Basic Black square as a mat for a picture of the birthday boy.

I used my Banner Triple Punch to create the little banner under the congrats in Whisper White cardstock and used the "on one more year" sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings set in Marina Mist ink.  This panel is also popped up on dimensionals to give the page a little depth.

I wanted a little something on the heart so I used a piece of Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon to create a little knotted bow.  I tried to keep it as masculine as possible but I've been dying to use this ribbon!

For the 3"x4" panel, I wanted some space to do a little journaling so I wanted to keep it very simple.  I stuck with the same Basic Black base but to give it more color I cut out a circle using my Layering Circles dies and stamped the flower from Sunshine Sayings in Marina Mist, Real Red, and Smoky Slate and cut the circle in half.  To tie in the flowers, I used the small flower from the Sunshine Wishes die set and cut out a flower in Marina Mist cardstock.

For the actually journaling panel I layered a piece of Whisper White onto a piece of Real Red.  I was trying to get this done before company came into town so I do not have the actual measurements for the journaling panel.

The other 3"x4" panel is just a piece of Basic Black cardstock because I plan on having another picture there.

I LOVE how this page turned out and I cannot wait to get my Memories & More album so I can see it in the pocket pages.

If you haven't checked out the Memories & More line in the new 2017-2018 annual catalog you NEED to.  It is AMAZING!!

This layout is also my entry into the current SUO Challenge which is Summer Fun! Nothing says summer fun like a red, white, and blue birthday layout!! ;)

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  1. Very pretty! Love the heart and colors!

    1. Thank you!! I think the colors are my favorite part :)

  2. Wow, this is fabulous! Love your layout as well as the color combination- perfect for the July birthday boy! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges- we hope you have a great summer and are able to play along again with us soon!

  3. Great layouts Christi! I think you nailed it for all the challenges. The Oh My Stars is the perfect Embossing folder for July. Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' Up! Challenge.

  4. I love the knotted gingham ribbon! What a fabulous layout and so so perfect for our summer challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUOChallenges.