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Summer Layout : I Want To Play


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I've been taking a bunch of summer photos since we've been home documenting how we are spending our days. For the kids that really means how they are spending their time outside. This past week it's been all about sprinklers and the slip-n-slide with the neighbor kids.

I'm procrastinating on working on anything related to our Italy trip. I look through the photos. I smile. I reminisce. I sigh. And then I feel overwhelmed and it moves farther down my list of projects to tackle. Sound familiar?

I'm ok with that for now. I'll let it simmer a bit longer and see what kind of inspiration evolves in the coming weeks.


AEdwards_RoundedCornerTemplatePackagePREV In the meantime, specifically to record our summer memories, I've developed a super simple & versatile series of rounded corner layered templates. Great for mixing and matching.

The new template package includes ten 12x12 layered templates (six are shown on this preview) - all include a thin line frame like you see in my layout above - are available at Designer Digitals now.


LAYOUT JOURNALING : I want to play outside. With you. In the water. On the slip-n-slide. Can we have a snack? I want the neighbors to play. Can we have some ice cream? I want to play with the water guns. In the sprinkler. With you.


So much playing is going on around here this summer. With Anna more of a “little kid” this year she is in serious play mode meaning you have more of a built-in playmate than ever before. I think, just by how it’s going right now, that this is just going to get better for both of you. It’s awesome to have a sibling to run around with, to giggle with, to tickle, to hug, to jump, and to sing, and so many other fun things.


I want to play with legos. With swords. With lightsabers. Can we make funny ghost faces? Read me a story? Can we have a snack? Nap time. TV time. Rest time. And then do it all over again.

DIGITAL LAYOUT SUPPLIES
Template
: Ali Edwards Rounded Corner Layered Template Pack
Cardstock : Katie Pertiet Lars Solid Paper Pack
Date
Strip
: Katie Pertiet Date Strips No. 1
Compass Epoxy
: Katie Pertiet Buttoned Up Vintage
"e" Stamp
: Katie Pertiet Messy Stamped Alphabet No. 2
"I
want to play" Phrase Strip
: Katie Pertiet Collageables No. 1
Red
Stitching
: Anna Aspnes StraightLine Stitch Red No. 1


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If you are interested in learning more about digital
scrapbooking, including working with layered templates like the one in this post, check out my series on scrapbooking with your computer.

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  1. iHanna says…
    07/16/2010

    What a extremely sweet photo, and text, of and bout your kids Ali. Looking at it makes me smile. thanks for sharing. I think editing summer photos is a great thing to do in autumn, I'm waiting too, for cooler days.

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  2. hannahk says…
    07/16/2010

    I love the new layout set ~ looking forward to Saturday. quick question ~ where is the yellow pattern paper from?

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  3. dawn says…
    07/16/2010

    This is a cute photo of two happy loving siblings. Thanks for sharing another template to use that's quick and easy especially for these busy times when the kids are home and all we do is play.

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  4. Amy says…
    07/16/2010

    Hi Ali, love the photo!
    Question...have you done a mini about your son's legos? My son is 7 and LOVES Lego City and Creator. I'd like to do a book showing the things he builds over time, his love for it and how the difficulty increases, etc. I'm having trouble deciding what kind of album to use, etc. If you did this, how would you go about it?? Would you use just photos of the creations or photos of his with them? What size or album format?
    Thanks so much for all the ideas and inspiration!

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  5. Robyn Meierotto says…
    07/16/2010

    love it! reminds me of how my boys are with their sister too... what a great way to share the story!

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  6. Leora Henkin says…
    07/16/2010

    I love your summer layout and the template set. Thanks!

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  7. emspahn says…
    07/16/2010

    I just can't get over how old they are looking!! :)

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  8. Danielle says…
    07/16/2010

    Fantastic photo! Love the layout and that you are capturing all these Summer moments!

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  9. Johanna Hörrmann says…
    07/16/2010

    Your journaling on this layout really clicked with me. Your beginning and ending feels so much like a story … or rather, a modern poem. I love the questions. I love the perspective. I love it going around in circles. I love how it is so simple and touching. I love it!

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  10. Kelly Massman says…
    07/16/2010

    Great photo and LO--your journaling rocks!

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  11. Tetcy says…
    07/16/2010

    I'm sure the perfect idea for your Italy trip will come to you while it waits.

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  12. Beth Holmes says…
    07/16/2010

    I still have not scrapped the photos from our magical Italy trip in 2004! It was just such an incredible and life changing trip that I am blocked... Maybe you will inspire me -- I hope your trip was as magical as ours was.

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  13. Dana N says…
    07/16/2010

    Such a sweet photo. Can't wait for Saturday!

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  14. k says…
    07/16/2010

    your kids are stunning, a :)

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  15. Cherri Engle says…
    07/16/2010

    Adorable summer picture. Looks like they know how to have a good time. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  16. Karen G says…
    07/16/2010

    What a sweet photo (what great eye contact!)! And I love that you mixed & matched journaling voices. Sounds like the stuff of summer bliss. :>

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  17. Sara says…
    07/16/2010

    Gorgeous layout! A trip to Italy might be a good opportunity for a Blurb book or some other big coffee table album. Of course you'll come up with something great!

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  18. Jen says…
    07/16/2010

    My sister lived in England for 2 1/2 years. I made 5 trips in that time, all a week+, near to her home & other countries. I pushed through scbkg the 1st trip fairly soon after I was back. I can't say that I enjoyed the process too much. Between planning, taking, getting back to a full time job and recovering from a trip like that (not to mention 5 of them) I simply could not keep up with scpbkg ea trip. It was a blessing though because I'm still working on some of the trips 2 years later and loving it! It is like a little journey to Europe everytime I delve in for a layout or two. Waiting helped clarify what was most meaningful about the trip. Focus on summer (it will be gone soon) and let the rest brew for awhile. It will give us all something to look forward to! Can't wait for Sat's templates.

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  19. Jen says…
    07/16/2010

    My sister lived in England for 2 1/2 years. I made 5 trips in that time, all a week+, near to her home & other countries. I pushed through scbkg the 1st trip fairly soon after I was back. I can't say that I enjoyed the process too much. Between planning, taking, getting back to a full time job and recovering from a trip like that (not to mention 5 of them) I simply could not keep up with scpbkg ea trip. It was a blessing though because I'm still working on some of the trips 2 years later and loving it! It is like a little journey to Europe everytime I delve in for a layout or two. Waiting helped clarify what was most meaningful about the trip. Focus on summer (it will be gone soon) and let the rest brew for awhile. It will give us all something to look forward to! Can't wait for Sat's templates.

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  20. Katie says…
    07/16/2010

    Can't wait for this template set!

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  21. Amanda says…
    07/16/2010

    I like the simplicity of your layouts!

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  22. Stacie says…
    07/16/2010

    Love this layout idea and thanks for making it available to us tomorrow! Curious...looks like it is all digital...is that so? and then you are just printing it out on 12x12 glossy...or sending off to be printed?
    Just checking!

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  23. Judy Webb says…
    07/16/2010

    Would it be against your artistic core to try Becky's Project Life for your Italy photos. Seems like that system is designed for trips where the photos tell most of the story. Of course, her system has lots of journaling and memorabilia pockets.

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  24. taniawillis says…
    07/16/2010

    shhhhhhhh. don't tell anyone this, but that's exactly how i *still* feel about my week in the life photos.
    OY!
    two years in a row i've participated, but they never made it to an album.
    but i'm okay with the words & photos. the memories are still there, they just are prettily embellished, LOL.

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  25. Susan Bowers says…
    07/16/2010

    Hey Ali,
    Once again - inspiring. Love the digital layouts. Are you planning a 'summer' album or add a section to your other albums after printing them? I love the idea of a digital 'summer' book. The whole feel of it would be exhilirating just because it would be memories of a summer. Thanks for sharing.

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