Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Science Camp with Just Add Color

Science Camp 1

This year Gwen FINALLY went to Science Camp!  She’s probably been talking about going to Science Camp since first grade, NOT an exaggeration.  As the years, months, and weeks got closer, she just talked about it even more.  I’m so glad I got to be there with her to experience this adventure.  Our school goes to Point Bonita YMCA which is located in Sausalito, CA, which is near San Francisco.  If you want to know more information about this magnificent location, here’s a link:  http://www.ymcasf.org/ptbonita/

Point Bonita is pretty fabulous with an affordable place to stay when you have a big group, an organic menu (awesome coffee), and the environment is breathtakingly gorgeous with hike, after hike, after hike—near the beach and ON the beach.  Did I mention you’d be hiking? The naturalists captured the children’s attention with songs and games which made it FUN for the children to learn about the environment and the effect we all have on the environment.  I know Gwen left with a full head of knowledge, songs in her heart, and enjoyable memories to recollect.  We’re still singing “The Banana Slug” song. 

I see a mini album in the near future of this experience—I hope, I Hope, I HOPE!  If I took one picture, I took a thousand.  She needs a keepsake I think AND mommy is inspired to create one. 

I wanted this layout to have an organic feel, so I chose an awesome background from Adrienne Looman’s Honey Solids Digital Paper kit with the kraft-colored cardstock as the base.   Digital Project Life’s Just Add Color was the perfect kit to help embellish the layout. I used a sketch I found at the Studio Calico blog.  Here’s a link:  http://www.studiocalico.com/blog/2013/11/3/sunday-sketch-bernadette

Science Camp 3

Science Camp 2

Science Camp Layout Supplies

The sketch I used for the layout I found at Studio Calico (link for sketch above).

Just Add Color Edition Full Collection available at Digital Project Life.

Honey Solids Digital Paper Kit by Adrienne Looman Designs available at jessicasprague.com.

Krafty premium cardstock by Core’dinations.

Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Inks by Tim Holtz were applied to the edges of the cardstock pieces.

I used my Silhouette Portrait and software to trace the basic shapes from the sketch. The black Silhouette Sketch Pen was used with AllyFont for the journaling.  That font was purchased through the Silhouette America Online Store.  Impact font was used for the title. The little camera is from the Just Add Color digital kit mentioned above which I made into a cut file.  Bling accents from Imaginisce were applied to the camera using their I-Rock tool.  The little camera was attached to the layout using 3D Zots. The hearts were also from Just Add Color and were made into cut files.  Glossy Accents by Ranger were applied to the hearts. The little flag accents at the top were also from Just Add Color and were made into cut files. 

Buttons were manufactured by Autumn Leaves and were sewn onto the little flag accents using the button foot with my Singer Futura.

I like using the digital versions of Project Life because I’m able to fill shapes in Silhouette Studio with the filler and journaling cards from the digital kits and make them the size I need depending on the layout size I’m using.  Sometimes I like to scrap 12x12 and sometimes I just don’t, like this particular layout which is 8-1/2-x-11-inches.  I like having options, don’t you?

Here’s a peek at the Just Add Color Edition Full Collection I used on the above layout. THIS kit has fabulous stickers like the hearts, flags, and camera I used on the above layout—again options!


Click on the above collection image to be taken directly to the product pages at Digital Project Life.

Here’s the description from Digital Project Life:

Introducing the Just Add Color Edition! This edition has the same things that you love about Project Life® but with a twist. This collection features square filler and journaling cards in 2 different sizes as well as 4x6 journaling cards and filler cards. It is perfect for your Instagram photos or any other square photos you may have.

Buy the full collection and save 20%! The Just Add Color Full Collection includes:

  • Just Add Color 2x2 Filler Cards - includes 134 2x2 filler cards in PNG format
  • Just Add Color 2x2 Journaling Cards - includes 98 2x2 journaling cards in PNG format
  • Just Add Color 4x4 Filler Cards - includes 40 4x4 filler cards in PNG format
  • Just Add Color 4x4 Journaling Cards - includes 39 4x4 journaling cards in PNG format
  • Just Add Color 4x6 Journaling Cards - includes 10 4x6 journaling card designs in horizontal + vertical orientation for a total of 20 4x6 journaling cards in PNG format
  • Just Add Color Title Cards - includes 30 4x6 title card designs in horizontal + vertical orientation for a total of 60 4x6 title cards in PNG format
  • Just Add Color Stickers - includes 255 stickers in PNG format
  • 8.5x11 PDFs with all of the cards for easy printing** (PDFs with the stickers not included)

**Printing Tips: Set your printer to a "borderless" setting. If your printer has an "expansion" option, make sure it is set to minimum. If you are sending this to a commercial printer, verify that they have the ability to print borderlessly before placing your order.

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