"Hello Today" layout with Megan!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hello all! Megan here with you today on this wonderful Saturday exactly halfway through August! That's right...we are halfway through the last true month of summer. Seriously, where did the time go? So today, I am holding onto summer with a tight grip as I share two sunny, fun, summery layouts I created using the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Hello Today collection. Although this collection would be great for scrapping just about any topic, it was the shades of blue and green mixed with pops of bright color then all pulled together with a sandy kraft neutral that made me think of the beach. So I sought out photos with sand, water and sky!

My first layout features a photo of my parents taken last August at Cannon Beach, Oregon when they came for a visit. I purposely used the American Crafts yellow cardstock to anchor my photo and help it stand out more against all the fun patterned paper. Every sheet of paper in this collection is awesome and I had such a tough time deciding which ones to use first. I also have the "hoard it" syndrome and don't like to use my favorites right away. Luckily, this paper pad comes with two sheets of each design so I was able to use one sheet of my favorite patterns, the multi-colored stripe and the arrows on kraft, and hoard the other sheets for later. This is also the first project I've used the new Prima wire thread on (here I just used a bit to detail my pink button) and I have to say it is a fun product and I'm looking forward to playing with it more in the future!

My second layout is a new favorite not only because of the awesome products used, but because of how special these photos are. We have been living with my in-laws for almost six months while we've been house-hunting for a new home. Although it can get tight at times, moments like the ones in these photos would be harder to come by if we weren't all living together right now. My father-in-law loves taking Liam for walks, especially down to Big Bay Park nearby. This day, I tagged along and managed to hang back and snap these photos. I had lots of fun creating the wonky photo mat of paper strips behind the photos on this layout. I also really love the fun sequin rub-ons in this collection and used them here in sort of a cascading affect down and across the page. Another detail I wanted to point out is that I inked all the edges of the all the papers on this page because this collection does have a lot of white in it and I didn't want all the different papers' white areas to "bleed" together. 

And here are a few closeups of these two layouts so you can get a better sense of exactly how funky and fun these products are!

I hope these bright, summery layouts have inspired you to get out and enjoy the last couple weeks of summer! But, before you rush out the door, be sure to swing by the Frosted Designs store to stock up on some Hello Today goodies for yourself so you can document all your fun memories when the cool weather hits!

Products used from the Frosted Designs Store:

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4 Responses to “"Hello Today" layout with Megan!”

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

what a wonderful spread of fabulousness you have here!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are beautiful! LOVING the colors and the layers!!!!!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally fab Megan. Awesome!

MichelleMc said...

These are both so beautiful! Love the mix of products!