Thursday, July 25, 2013

JBS Mercantile: Summer Weather

You may have noticed the posting on the blog has been a little slower than usual. That's because I have been out and about enjoying the summer weather with my family. Weather affects the things you do. If it's hot, you might cool yourself down at the pool. Thunderstorms may keep you indoors for a family movie or game night. Sometimes, we even have special words or phrases for the weather.These could be regional quirks or perhaps something special your child may have said when they were little. Whatever the weather, I think it's important to include it in your memory keeping.

This month, we're sharing summer inspired layouts and projects over at the JBS Mercantile blog. Today's my turn to share and you might have guessed by now what topic I chose. If you said summer weather, give yourself a pat on the back. I shared two layouts. However, I also wanted to share a simple title treatment that you can use on any layout. You will need to choose a set of letter stickers and have some vellum on hand.

Start off by cutting a strip of vellum about the same width as the letter stickers. Arrange the letter stickers on the vellum however you wish. I though it would be fun to stagger mine a bit.

I chose to work with Jenni's  cardstock letter stickers. It's so easy to color them to match the theme of my layout.

This step is optional, but I find it creates a more interesting title. I used my sewing machine to stitch the letters to the vellum. It's easy to move these letter strips around my layout so that I can get the title in the perfect spot.

With the doily underneath,the layers were pretty thick. It would have been difficult for me to add machine stitching. By sewing the letters onto the vellum strip, I was still able to get that machine stitched look without risking a broken needle.

All of the products shown here are from JBS Mercantile with the exception of this thrift store doily and the wood veneer. The wood pieces are from Freckled Fawn. The doilies reminded me of rain clouds.

The weather here has been hot and rainy. We've taken the time to enjoy walks in rain when it's much cooler outside. We've also enjoyed the pool quite a bit as well on the sunny days. I wanted to document those bright moments, so I used the JBS Mercantile Seal stencil. The seals look like little suns.

You don't have to use themed product to capture your weather. Look through your supplies for items that remind you of weather icons. When used in the right context, it's easy for your viewer to understand how they support your story.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of using the Vellum pieces behind the letters in your title Christy!! I might have to give that a try!! :) And the Blue water in the photo on your second page, looks really awesome with the Orange and Yellow beside it! And, I like the chance you made to your Blog header!!