Hello, Emily on deck today with a quick sketch and a card to help you simplify your summer. It's been a busy one for me so far, a week with my parents while my kids were at a youth conference in Utah, then a week home, and as you are reading this, I'm either preparing to or flying home from a 13 day vacation in Wales with my family and parents. Wales is where my mom's heritage originates and we decided it was time to get her over there to see all the places she's been researching as she does our family history.
All this is to tell you, early in the month of June I had a lot of prepping to do. I needed a simple way to get it all done. On my list was get some cards made for the girls I teach at church. Best way for me to make a bunch of cards without stressing is to simplify the process. I made a sketch based on a layout I created that was based on a card my friend Alexandra created (to see the originals, check out my blog). I lifted a lift. Once I had the basic sketch done, it was very easy to make this card, and a few more. I played around the the different elements, every card is a designed slightly differently, but you can see most of the same elements on every one.
I love how Simple Stories products make it so easy to simplify. I used stickers, alphabets, a bingo card, and one of the journaling cards from the new Summer Fresh line, and in no time, I had a really cute card that I could send off to one of my girls. Doesn't get any easier than that!
I'm sharing the sketch, in case you'd like to simplify as well. :) Sketches are great jumping off points, you can see none of my cards look exactly like the sketch, I played around with the elements and made them work for me. Don't get tied to the fact that there is a flower in a particular place, if a square works better there, go for it!
Here's to a simple summer filled with Simple Stories!
- Summer Fresh 12x12 Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers (2402)
- Summer Fresh 12x12 Expression Cardstock Stickers (2403)
- Summer Fresh 4x6 Journaling Card Elements #1 (2410)
- Summer Fresh Simple Basics Bingo Cards/Strips (2421)
- other: flower, frame, ticket