All you scrappers out there have been patiently waiting for me to post some of the scrapbook layouts I created for this event, and today is the day! Thanks for checking in on this summer blog series entitled the "31 Days of Doilies."
I am hard-pressed to choose a favorite from this year's crop of In Colors, but Pool Party is in the running. It goes so well with any color I have tried with it! I especially liked it with Peach Parfait. The doily sheets from the Flirtatious specialty DSP pack are actually a percentage of Pumpkin Pie, so you can use them with either color, but I like the softer orange of Peach Parfait best. I also used another doily, this one flipped to show the white side, with the center punched out for a small photo frame.
Those doily sheets are really something! You can use them individually, in a line like I did here, in a cut strip with straight edges, or the whole sheet as a background. TIP: If you do use the whole sheet, take a moment to trim out a couple of the doilies that will be hidden by your photo mats and save them to use on another project!
If you don't scrapbook, try your hand at a 12x12 page anyway. Making your own art is a wonderfully rewarding, personal thing, and you'll find endless gift-giving potential in making personalized framed pieces for your friends and family with your papers and stamps. Sometimes a whole album seems too much to tackle, but I bet that once you try your hand at laying out a page, you'll be hooked on a life-long hobby. I'd be tickled pink to come and introduce scrapbooking to you and your friends--let's book a fun evening for this fall when things settle into routine after school starts!