Welcome back to 31 Pages in 31 Days, my annual scrapbooking immersion blog series! There is a whole lotta inspiration goin' on here during August, and if you run out of cute stuff to look at, be sure to check in the archives for 31 more page/spread ideas for each year for the past several years. I LOVE to scrapbook!
Today's inspiration layout is a fun double-page spread for your little mermaid or budding young diver.
The "bubbles" can be made with any circular stamp, or even the edge of a glass rubbed on an ink pad. I used the Swirly Bird set and the coordinating Swirly Scribble Thinlets dies for the bubbles, dots and "seaweed."
I'm enjoying the new Lined Alphabet with its open letters and the ability to color them in with any color I like. I highlighted my headline with the Chalk Marker after coloring them in with the Bermuda Bay marker. Some of the letters look a little more balloon-like than others, but hey, I tried.
My favorite part of this layout is the brand new trim, Leaf Ribbon, in Call Me Clover green. I almost didn't order this, but it makes perfect seaweed and adds a necessary textural variation to the pages.
My Scrapbooking Summer School class members are making this layout this week in class. Here's what they'll be using on their kits, and the supplies you'll need to gather to recreate this look at home.
Click any link to shop with Lyssa!
- Brights 12" X 12" Cardstock  (Bermuda Bay)
- Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
- Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Lined Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies 
- Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Glitter Enamel Dots 
- Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins 
- White Stampin Chalk Marker 
- Leaf Ribbon 
- Glue Dots 
- Brights Stampin' Write Markers 
I promised another GIVEAWAY and here it is! Win a complete set of Volumes 1-6 of the Scrapbooking One-Sheet Wonders I've been using this month, by entering with a comment left below for our random drawing. U.S. residents only, please. Winner must contact me with email address by August 15th or another name will be drawn.
See you back here tomorrow for Day Nine of our series. Thanks for playing along. May the best scrapper win!
Lyssa, this is such a cute, yet simple layout! I can’t wait until we get our packets. I have been having so much fun scrapbooking. This challenge has made me get going and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the month holds,
Posted by: Mindy Clove | 08/08/2018 at 04:24 PM
I love the new trim also, but I never would have thought to use it as seeweed!! Love it!
Posted by: Karen Kinsey | 08/08/2018 at 06:36 PM
I love how you used the swirly thinlets to make the 'seaweed". very ingenius!
Posted by: kim | 08/08/2018 at 07:29 PM
That is so pretty!
Posted by: Kimberly Bower | 08/09/2018 at 12:08 AM
Lyssa, you always come up with novel ways of using items that I just gloss over...so then I have to re-consider! Thank you for sharing your great ideas....and getting me to buy sets, etc that I woudn't normally consider. :)
Posted by: Sharon Undt | 08/10/2018 at 11:10 AM
Another way to use the "swirly" stamps and thinlets! Love this layout for pool and beach photos.
Posted by: Elisa | 08/10/2018 at 05:52 PM
Love your seaweed idea!!!
Posted by: Karen | 08/10/2018 at 07:35 PM
Love getting ideas from you! Very ay bring new inspiration! Can’t wait for tomorrow. Louise
Posted by: OSTROV LOUISE Wiley Wiest | 08/11/2018 at 12:55 AM
This layout will definitely be used for last years lake pictures. Can't wait to get my packet and get started!
Posted by: Pat | 08/13/2018 at 07:16 PM
My page turned out so cute! I am new to the world of scrapbooking, and you've made it fun and easy to follow. Thank you.
Posted by: Jeni dean | 08/14/2018 at 10:45 AM