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Feature Friday | Summer Adventure Flair

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Well, hello there, friends!  It’s Jinny here to share a sunny page of my family’s trip to Lake of the Ozarks, in Osage Beach, Missouri, six years ago.  We are featuring flair buttons this Friday.  I usually like to mix collections across the board; but while I’ve done that with the majority of the products used here, all of the flair buttons you see below came from the Treasure Island: Happy Journey Flair.  They inspired a page of the portion of our vacation spent on the water.

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I started this page by smudging Jack Frost and Patina Glimmer Mists, on a piece of 12×12 textured white cardstock, behind where my photos would lie.  I then splattered the whole page with those same mists, as well as Key Lime Glimmer Mist and Sunshine Mister Huey’s.  Once that was dry, I rubbed Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink through a sunburst mask; stamped lots of little clouds and stars in Jet Black ink; and splattered everything with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints to set my background stage.  I then anchored a variety of color-coordinating prints with black-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Doesn’t that Fish Scale Reef Clear 8×8 Paper work so well here?  Gosh, I adore all of Pretty Little Studio’s clear papers!  You should really run check out the beauties in the new Summer Vibes collection.  Can’t wait to get my fingers on some of those, but I digress.  Once my photos, which were matted with white cardstock, were positioned, I created the “summer adventure” title from die cuts.  A number of clouds…


white doily; orange tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow; and “HAPPY” flair button, backed with a tangle of black thread, round out the top of the design.


The far left photo was dressed up with another flair button.  I used it to ground the hand-cut, “sail away”, phrase strip, as well as a couple of leaves, hand-cut from our Let’s Go: Maui print.  The hidden journaling explains that my sweet girl wasn’t a fan of wearing her life jacket.  So, the “It’s all gonna be all right” phrase sticker seemed to fit perfectly here.


One more flair button, dressed up with a cloud die cut and grounded with a couple of phrase stickers, creates a visual triangle around my main photo grouping…


and a fourth and final, along with a cut-apart phrase label and Crabby Vintage Mini Die Cut, embellishes the top left corner of the photo at the bottom of the page.  A simple Tues. & Wed. labeling is all I needed here, as all the other necessary details have already been captured on previous pages of this trip.  There’s no need for redundancy.  Right?


A couple more cloud die cuts, another doily, and a Define. Travel. Ticket, as well as that hidden journaling, tucked away on a Chrysanthemum Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, that I alluded to above, complete the look.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an adventurous weekend, y’all!  XOXO


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