It's called Get Outside, and it's designed by Ali Edwards (of course! This being Studio AE, Ali being the AE... ) You can find out more about Studio AE and how to join here.
I'll be sharing my projects with y'all throughout the month of July. We also have a blog hop coming up soon. I'll keep you posted.
Today's project. When I first got the stamps, I totally fell in love with them because we are a big outdoors kind of family. Well, let me qualify that. We love the outdoors in a hiking, biking, beach sort of way. Not in a camping, roughing it sort of way. Phew. Glad I got that out of the way.
Anyway. We love being outdoors together. But at the same time, my kids despise being thrown out to play outside. They used to love it when they were younger, but now, it's like pulling teeth. Possibly worse. So summers for us have a soundtrack. It's me saying "Go out and play." And them coming in after 15 minutes and whining about a myriad of problems. When I saw these stamps, I knew they would be perfect for both our "happy" outdoors layouts, but they were also perfect for our everyday summer "soundtrack." I did perform some minor surgery on the stamps so I could use them in more than one way.
First, the layout and some close ups.
To create the speech bubbles, I used my Slice machine with the Fall-Back to School card. Alas, the card is not a new MS+ one, and I had to create the shadows by hand. But it wasn't too bad.
I wanted the bubbles to be bright and summer-y, but alas, I had given away most of colored cardstock. Since I hardly ever use anything other than white, kraft and grey. So I pulled out some Letraset ProMarkers (I'll post about those later), and made my own colorful bubbles. I love the way they turned out with slight shade variations.
To make the sentences, I used a sharp pair of scissors, and carefully cut off the parts of phrases I wasn't going to use. Or parts that I wanted to re-use, like the word "go." There is a stamp of the words "hanging out," I trimmed off the "ing" (saving it for later use), and I stamped it as "go hang out."
I also received some of Technique Tuesday's twill ribbon. I used Technique Tuesday's Passion for Polka to make my own yellow polka dot ribbon. So awesome.
I really love how this turned out. And I got the seal of approval from my kids. Although they scowled at me when I told them to go outside. So typical.
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