Father’s Day Pool Party Layout

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A few weeks ago, on Father’s Day, I invited everyone over for a BBQ Pool Party.

There were 30 of us in all.

It was fun, loud and a little bit crazy.  (Just like this layout.)

Thanks to the week before being warm and sunny, the pool was perfect for swimming.

No chattering teeth or blue lips this year!

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For my Pool Party Layout I used the following from Paper House Productions:

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This layout was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.


Justin’s Baseball Layout for Paper House Productions

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Of the 100’s of baseball pictures I’ve taken throughout Justin’s years of playing baseball,

this is one of my favorites.  Under the lights on a warm summer day.

I don’t even remember if he scored.  (I do remember we got creamed.)

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Justin decided to get a little creative and added a galaxy background to the picture.

We framed it as an 11 x 14 for his room.

Now that he’s done with baseball, I miss being a Baseball Mom.

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Here’s what I used:


As a member of the Paper House Design Team…

This layout was created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

Embossing Clear Scraps Clear Shapes for Layouts and Cards

Vintage Sisters Layout for Clear Scrap by Sue Eldred using Clear Shape Flowers

Did you know that you can emboss Clear Scraps Clear Shapes?   (I didn’t until recently.)

Smile Card for Clear Scraps Sue Eldred July 2014

For my “Vintage Sisters” layout and “Smile” card, I started with a Clear Shape Flower.

To make the Flower:

  • I used my Big Shot and a Swiss Dot Embossing Plate to emboss my flower.
  • I dabbed Antique Linen Distress Paint on the front of the flower  (raised dot)  and Victorian Velvet Distress Paint on the back side of my flower.

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

Make sure to tell your story.

As the Mom and a Scrapbooker I’m the one who’s telling my family’s story.

I’m also usually the one taking all the pictures.  Sometimes I’m even in the pictures.

As a scrapbooker, one of the things I’ve never done before was to do a layout on “ME”.

I know it feels a little vain, but, it’s important.  (Don’t you think?)

Hopefully one day, my kids or grandkids might enjoy reading a little bit about me.

Isn’t that why we do it?  To tell our “story”.

My 10 Things Layout

Last month on my blog I did a post on “10 things you may or may not know about me.”

I used that post as the starting point for this layout.

I like to use things in ways other than how their supposed to be used.

For this layout I used one of the scalloped shapes from the Send it Clear card kit from Clear Scraps.

Once I glued the scrapbook paper to the clear scallop, I edged around it with a gold paint pen.

I love how it’s a subtle enhancement for my page.  I glued a small medallion onto the tip of the scallop.

The paper is from the “Americana” collection from Pebbles Inc.

I also used Tim Holtz’ “Chit Chat” stickers to emphasize certain words in my story.

It’s simple and it’s me!


I love the 12″ flower stencil from Clear Scraps and I was hooked the very first time I used it.

I have a very limited amount of mists and sprays but I some how ended up making a very fun mess.   “I was a misting fool.”

When I first got the 12″ flower stencil I knew I wanted to experiment with white backgrounds. (something I’m not too comfortable with) My “Serenity” layout is made using the flower stencil on white card stock and misted with October Afternoon’s Lemon Drop Sprinklers. I love how the stencil makes a soft, dramatic statement on the page. I wanted to keep the layout simple and added simple elements such as the daisy made with a punch from Marvy Uchida.

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Serenity, my sweet little niece wearing the dress I gave her on her 2nd birthday.

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Here are some of the pages I misted.

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This card was made using gold Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap.  So simple, so quick!

Misted Canvas

I even misted a canvas.  A work in progress.

Love this Stencil!!!

Have a Creative Day,


This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.