Good morning, Pebbles friends! I am just loving these early days of summer, from the early sunrises to the late sunsets, and all of the sunshine in between! As soon as I saw the new “Sunshiny Days” collection, I knew I wanted to use it to document this little “Mom and Boys Only” trip we took last year with a fun summer pool layout. Actually, I’ll be making several pages to document our vacation, but I wanted to share this one with you today! Here’s a look at the summer pool layout below. Be sure to read on to see some fun little tips and insights about how I created it!
Just looking at this summer pool layout makes me excited for the coming summer days and time at the pool! Okay, here’s a look at how I made the background, starting with white cardstock, then layering several “Sunshiny Days” patterened papers on top.
Do you ever add machine stitching to your layouts? It’s one of my favorite techniques – I almost always incorporate it somehow. It’s a fun way to add a little subtle pop of color and a bit of interest, too!
After the background was complete, I started layering various items across the top, all scattered, but in a row.
Next, I tied some twine around the ephemera piece:
It would be okay to stop here, but I usually have way too many photos for one-photo layouts! So I added a second scattered row underneath:
In addition to photos, I love adding all kinds of additional elements such as puffy stickers, thickers, chipboard stickers, and washi tape!
One thing appears to be missing – journaling! But never fear – it’s here!
Tucked right behind the photos!
I’m excited to create more layouts to add to this summer pool layout with the Sunshiny Days collection to document this fun event!
I can’t wait to see how YOU use this happy summertime collection to document your memories!
Supplies I used:
Sunshiny Days Thickers
Sunshiny Days Ephemera
Sunshiny Days Chipboard Stickers Icons
Sunshiny Days Puffy Stickers
Sunshiny Days Washi Tape
Sunshiny Days “Hello Summer Quotes” Patterned Paper
Sunshiny Days “Paradise” Patterned Paper
Sunshiny Days “Beach Day” Patterned Paper
Sunshiny Days “Daydream” Patterned Paper