blog, Close To My Heart, Cricut, Cricut Explore, CTMH, Daughters, Echo Park, Fave Manufacturers, handmade, inspiration, layout, MME, scrap lift, scrapbook album, Sketch, Stamping, TEDS, The Everyday Scrapbooker, Traditional

Create Your Own Sunshine

Good morning, dear friends. I thought I’d drop in while husband is at the shop trying to scrounge up work for the day.

One of the easiest and most fun layout designs to play with is a grid design. I find the linear design and clean lines really appeal to me, so when I come across a good grid design, I jump on it.


In ways, this layout is a sister layout to my Classy and Fabulous page. In this one, both my daughters have their sunglasses on- inside the house. They’re also both wearing bright, cheery and summery clothes. In essence, they’ve really created their own sunshine (hence the title).

I used very little CTMH on this page, opting instead to use EP and MME to help drive home the sunshine theme. The sun and checklist you see were stamped with various CTMH stamp sets (and inks), while the title, glasses and tab were cut with my cricut.

I added some bling to the glasses by adhering clear rhinestones to the corners, giving them a retro/vintage vibe.

As always, I began my creative journey using a sketch I found online. How do you start your creative process?  Do you search for inspiration first, or do you use your own brain power?

Enjoy your Thursday.  I’ll be back again real soon with more layouts!


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s