Documenting summer with special guest Jamie Waters

It’s July, which means for most of us, the summer is really starting to heat up, and summer bucket lists are being checked off! In between our busy summer activities, we may not have as much time as we’d like to scrapbook. Today for her first guest designer post with Elle’s Studio, we have the amazingly talented Jamie Waters to inspire us to get our memories in our albums quickly, with pocket page scrapbook layouts!

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Summers are all about making memories- spending long days outside on the beach with those we love, catching fireflies at dusk, laying in a hammock- which can mean less time to scrapbook them! Once my photos were printed at 2” x 2” from a fun day at the beach, I slid them into a 6” x 8” pocket page and gathered the July 2016 exclusive kit and Sunny Days collection to fill in the remainder of the pockets.

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“Love This” supplies | July 2016 exclusive kit, vellum hearts, acrylic stars- summer mix, So Awesome stamp, Yum acrylic, Star Circles acrylics, Sunny Days 12” x 12” paper collection (More Sunshine pattern), Sunny Days 6” x 6” paper stack, Sunny Days wood veneers, Sunny Days bits and pieces.

The July exclusive kit + add-ons were perfect for these photos- bright and colorful with a summery feel. I filled a few pockets with 2” x 2” pieces of patterned paper from the Sunny Days collection, but opted to get some variety by keeping other pockets empty on the background, filling them instead with wood veneer, vellum and acrylic shapes.

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In minutes, I had a summer memory documented and in my album!

EllesStudio-JamieWatersI took a break from scrapbooking after a very consistent 10 years. After 3 years of my hiatus, I longed for the craft and the process. My children who were once young when I used to scrapbook are now teenagers- I have a 10 year old, a 15 year old, a 17 year old and a 21 year old. We recently got our family’s first puppy whom we all adore to pieces! I teach at Big Picture Classes and Studio Calico. I contribute at the Paislee Press and Kelly Purkey teams each month. I love good food that I don’t have to cook, pretty design and paper, naps, romcoms and perfect 75 degree days.
You can find more of Jamie’s work at her blog, There Was This One Time…, and her Instagram account. Stay tuned to see more projects from Jamie this month!

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