Summer 2009 • Documented – Page 1+ Giveaway!

Day two, here we come! We are having lots of fun gathering things and taking pictures. We’ve been getting some emails on what papers would work best with the Summer Pack tags and our new digital download kit and the good news is, almost any kind will work! Below is a small sample of what we pulled from our stack to work with.
All these papers seem to go great! And, really almost anything would work. We work hard to design our tags to be very versatile so you can mix and match them to almost anything out there! If you have any questions about our little workshop, please don’t hesitate to email us!

Okay, back to our mini book! We are working on page 1 today. I wanted the first page to document the beginning of summer since it is the beginning of our book! My sister’s birthday is on May 31st and always starts off our summer just right!
Gather your supplies. From her party we had pizza and cupcakes, the best combo, ever!! I saved the leftover candles and asked my mom if she had any left over, unused cupcake wrappers from when she baked the cupcakes. I love saving and collecting bits and pieces from get-togethers and places we visit. I save them in a little box and if I can incorporate them in a page, I do! If not, they will eventually get thrown out.
I first layout my photos and get a basic idea of what the layout will look like. For this layout, since I have such large embellishments and little space on my page, I decided the journaling would be in a hidden behind the top photo.
Since the journaling will be hidden, I wanted to make a little pull tab on the main journaling tag!
I added a Chic Note tag to The County Fair journaling tag and it worked out perfectly!
Now, I quickly found out that cupcake liners don’t lay very flat. Once I got figured how I wanted them to lay I stapled them together and then glued them to the page.

Next, I wanted to make a little pennet out of the pennets from our digital download. If you are going to write something on them, write on them first and then cut them out.
Glue the pennet to a toothpick or foodpick and you have the perfect little pennet!
Now, for those candles I saved… Taping candles together works a lot better than gluing 🙂
The little bow around them adds the perfect touch… almost…
Tuck the pennet in and it’s just perfect!
My plan was to add the candles on top of the cupcake wrappers, but they didn’t show up as good as I thought they would…
So I took them back off and added some lace!

I love it 🙂 The perfect way to represent our beginning of summer!

By the way, save your scraps! Yes, I’ll admit it… I save everything 🙂 But, we have a fun idea for later and we can put our scraps to use!
Giveaway time 🙂
We are giving away a pack of our Summer Vintage Flashcards and The County Fair journaling tags to TWO people! Just leave a comment below, telling us what your favorite part of summer is, and we’ll draw two names on our next Summer 2009 – Documented day, Saturday, July 18th!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!
xo, Elle

P.S. We updated our Summer 2009 page at our website and we added some blinkies! Please feel free to add them to your blog or website. Thank you so much to everyone for your support! We really appreciate it!

Comments

  1. Lisa says

    me favorite thing about summer is being lazy without the guilt – sleeping in and hanging out in PJ’s all day seems to be okay in the summer – but on a school day – when you take your child to school and come back home to laze around – that just makes me feel guilty! it’s nice in the summer to just bum around together!

  2. HL0517 says

    my favorite part of summer is taking trips to the beach. just love being outside in the sun w/ the sound of waves in the backgroun.

  3. Mandy says

    So cute! Love how you used the cupcake liners and candles. 🙂 I would have to say my favorite part of summer is driving with the windows down. 🙂

  4. Kim M says

    My favorite part of summer is the kids being home from school. I love having them home every day and getting to spend lots of time together.

  5. sannika says

    My favorite part is sleeping in and having a really slooow morning.

  6. Mabel says

    my favorite part of summer is doing absolutely nothing, is the calm time, the time for see around and discover a little thing, great time!!

    absolutely cute project!!

  7. me says

    sno cones are definitely my favorite part of summer! and, i was just wondering what size your page is? it is super cute!

  8. Cute layout! My favorite part about summer is camping and being able to spend more time outdoors!

  9. Tammy says

    I love watching my son play in his wading pool! I love your layout!!

  10. Anna says

    Love your page! My favorite part of summer is swimming at the lake at my parents house, such a great way to cool off!

  11. Cassi says

    i love visiting the beach and eating lots of ice cream!

  12. shara says

    My favorite part of summer is getting to spend so much time outside. I just love being able to work in the yard, or watch the kids swim.

    ps. I am doing a summer/Disney album with your fabulous ideas.

  13. Juliane says

    My favorite part of the summer is our beach week. Every year we drive to the beach, camping and fire und swimming, swimming, swimming.

    Nice giveaway!

  14. Thanks for the great ideas! By far the best part of summer….ice cream!

  15. Jingle says

    My favorite part of summer is the simply fabulous weather!

  16. *Nikki* says

    my favorite part of summer now is watching my little girl play in her baby pool..i used to not like summer..but how can you resist a little baby girl in a swimming suit!!!

  17. lrw says

    My favorite part of summer is that there’s always something to do if you want to do something!!

  18. lrw says

    My favorite part of summer is that there’s always something to do if you want to do something!!

  19. Jay says

    My fave things about summer are BBQs and the smell of fresh cut grass – hands down 🙂

  20. JPScraps says

    My favorite part of summer is AIR CONDITIONING! Love the layout. Looks really cute with the candles.

  21. Emily B says

    The best thing about summer is the relaxed atmosphere at work!

  22. Gayle says

    My favorite part of summer is flip flops and patio dining!

  23. Heather says

    Darling page!! Love the candles and cupcake liners– I never would have thought of that.

    My favorite part of summer is that my husband is home from teaching. We get to do lots of fun family day trips and see lots of amazing things right in our own backyard!

  24. Steph says

    My favorite thing about summer is taking a week off from work to spend with my daughter when her sitter is on vacation. We don’t go out of town – we just go to the pool every day and have the best time! Love your products!!

  25. jennifer says

    I’m a high school teacher so during the school year I have little time for crafting, so my favorite part of summer is the time I have to do something crafty every single day!

  26. jennifer says

    I’m a high school teacher so during the school year I have little time for crafting, so my favorite part of summer is the time I have to do something crafty every single day!

  27. jennifer says

    I’m a high school teacher so during the school year I have little time for crafting, so my favorite part of summer is the time I have to do something crafty every single day!

  28. Rebecca says

    I love the acceptable laziness. Staying in PJs on the weekends. Swimming instead of showering. Salad for dinner etc.

  29. Amaya says

    I love to sit on the balkony, feet in a little pool, and read a romantic fantasy book! <3
    BTW: Nice tutorial! 😀

  30. Zorina says

    my favorite summer activity is hitting free concerts at local parks. here in SF area, there’s lots of them.

    cute layout, btw! i plan to join the online workshop. thanks!!

  31. Celeste B. says

    My favorite thing about summer is sitting on the deck in the evenings with a glass of wine and a good book.

  32. Melanie says

    Cute project! My favorite part about summer is being able to do things with the kids during the week!

  33. juliadhull says

    What I love about Summer is the warmth of the sunshine on my face.

  34. Courtney says

    My favorite thing about summer is the relaxed schedule. Being able to get up and not rush out the door everyday!

  35. Teresa says

    Summer..yeah! My grandkids are available anytime and we have the most fun. Like the saying “I should have had them first!!.

  36. Tammy B says

    my favorite part of summer is the freedom: no timetables (except for VBS weeks) the ability to be spontaneous, and my kids can just be kids and have fun!

  37. Kimmy says

    My favorite part is chilling in the backyard with my 4 y.o. running around in his undies playing in his kiddie pool. 😀

  38. Jukebox says

    My favorite part of summer is the day of it. Since it is my least favorite season, I look forward to autumn and cooler temperatures. Then I can actually venture outdoors in this Florida climate!

  39. Carrie says

    My favorite part of summer is swimming…in the pool, a lake, whereever!

  40. Jacqueline says

    sunshine, my favorite thing about summer. thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Jacqueline says

    sunshine, my favorite thing about summer. thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Patti H says

    my favorite part of summer is a general good mood of most people when the sunshine is out. people seem brighter, shinier, kinder during our summer months and i love that. selfishly, i also really like sleeping in during the summer! 🙂

  43. Silsine says

    My favorite part of the summer is at night, just sitting outside reading, or talking. Just enjoyed at the moment.

  44. Michie says

    That’s a great page!

    My favorite part of summer is visiting family I see usually just once a year at the beach – and going to the county fair that I’ve gone to since I was a kid.

  45. Wendy M says

    I am loving this mini book workshop! We have done something just about every day this summer – and I want to remember it all! My favorite thing about summer is spending time with my girls (ages 5 and 9 months). We have had more fun this summer sleeping in, playing, going to the pool, spending time at the park, the zoo and the science museum. I will miss our “lazy” days together when school starts in August.

  46. Right now it is listening to a summer rain. It has been raining so nicely all day. So beautiful.

  47. Marcy says

    My favorite part of summer is heading to the jersey shore to spend a week with my family at our family reunion!

  48. Val says

    fave part- the ice cream!

  49. I love the slower pace. My son was in full day kindergarten. I am excited to spend time with him.

  50. FruMaansen says

    THe sunnyweather! hate the coldweather in the winter! and spending the day in my hammock 🙂

  51. Summer is my favorite season of all so it’s hard to pick just one, especially living in WI. I would have to say the length of the days and how long the sun is out…love it, I feel so energized and love the daylight hours to take pics!

    thanks for the opp to win!

  52. KeriK says

    My favorite thing about summer is NO SNOW!!! 🙂

  53. Dana says

    taking it easy and not having to feel quite as guilty…seems summer is made for slowing down.

  54. Badalicat says

    My favorite thing about summer is my birthday! I love having a summer birthday, we can almost always have a BBQ and most of the time here in Washington its nice!! This year my birthday falls on a tuesday (yep its tom!) so we are just doing a BBQ!

  55. .charity. says

    My favorite part of summer are all of the staycations we end up finding ourselves doing…..like the walks around Coffee Creek Park taking in nature and all of the little treasures you find there. These are all great things to “Document.”

  56. Carolyn says

    I love your line, and summer is perfect for a new album!

    My favorite thing about summer is lazy long weekends enjoying short road trips, enjoying my own city as a tourist by doing interesting things I might not normally do…

  57. Mel Nunn says

    I love the smell of summer, especially when the rain rolls in. There is nothing like it!

  58. Lizzi B says

    my favorite part of summer are the warm nights… I love going out and spending time with friends at the beach… everywhere!

  59. Gina says

    Love the candle addition, so cute 🙂
    I love eating dinner on the deck and watching my girls on the beach..in the surf and snorkeling 🙂

  60. Bonnie says

    My favorite thing about summer is the smell of the air. I can close my eyes and be instantly taken back to so many favorite memories and all from a simple sniff of fresh summer air.

  61. I love being free. Free to garden, read a book under a tree, watch my girls play, and come up with crazy schemes for their newest “project”, staying up late, catching fireflies. I just love the freedom of our family’s summer “non-schedule.”

  62. Rhonda says

    my favorite part of the summer is having the opportunity to spend each day my kids.

  63. Chok Keun says

    The best thing to do is to immerse in the pool during the hot summer even if I don’t swim! 🙂

  64. Christina says

    My favorite part of summer is taking trips to the park, beach, & zoo as a family.

  65. Cynthia B. says

    My favorite part of summer is that there’s no set routine w/ my kids. After a busy school year w/ soccer practices, TaeKwonDo classes, and school activities everyday, it’s nice to unwind and do different things weekly.

  66. tanden says

    My favorite thing about summer is being at home with my kids and soaking up the heat of the sun in our pool.

  67. carpediem says

    I love summer! Love to be out in the fresh air, to look at my garden, have a morning coffee on the deck, and to just relax!!! laura j

  68. AllyW says

    My favorite part of summer is just sitting at my sons baseball games with all of our “baseball friends”. I only see a large majority of these people during the baseball season so it’s fun to catch up with them every summer in our travels and just hang out.

  69. my favorite part of summer would have to be going to the beach. 🙂

  70. Shirley says

    We are taking a road trip later this summer to cooler temperatures! (It is toasty in Phoenix).

  71. snazzykc says

    My favorite part of summer is hearing the ice cream man’s music coming down the street!

  72. Pixie says

    My favorite part of summer is the beginning when the soup stand on the main street in town turns into the Italian Ice stand. That is GOOD stuff, I tell ya.

  73. toniw says

    My favorite parts of summer are the farmers market for fresh fruits and veggies and days at the beach.

  74. My fave thing about summer is the mouth watering fruit and veggies!! juicey watermelon, sweet strawberries and crunchy corn dripping with butter!! It helps that my husband is in the produce industry!

  75. Jenn says

    My favorite part of summer is long, lovely nights with friends and family, grilling and conversing outside.

  76. Christine says

    My favorite parts of summer are fresh cut crass, lemonade, the ice cream man and cooking on the grill. On my days off work, the pool and a nice cold cocktail 🙂 Love your stuff!

  77. Sara says

    Popsicles!!! That is my favorite part of summer! And, of course, running through the sprinklers with my 3 year old nephew! (I’m loving the book, by the way!)

  78. Katherine says

    My favorite part of Summer? No schedules! The kids can play or sleep or play or we can go to a park or swimming or biking, etc… Love it!

  79. Nitasha says

    Seeing my sons grow, play, and discover in the warm summer sun is my favorite part of the summer, and documenting thoses memories is my second favorite part of summer!

  80. Cass says

    I love having more hours of daylight to play outside with the kids.

  81. Glo says

    My fave part about summer is gettting to spend more time with my son and not having to worry about waking up to an alarm for school. Oh-and also getting a tan!

  82. I love summer vacation. I use up almost all of my vacation in the summer and always try to go somewhere cool!

  83. Brenda says

    My fave thing about summer is taking day-trips with the kids. We are blessed to live in a city with LOTS of things to do. So when Daddy’s working and we can’t get away in the summer, we take lots of mini-vacations in and around our city. Yesterday, it was the zoo. Tomorrow…who knows?

  84. Yvette says

    my favorite thing about summer is getting to take the kids to all the fun things summer brings…like Kings Island, picnics, swimming!!

  85. alissa says

    my favorite part of summer is the warm sunny weather and the fair. love the fair! i can’t wait for the fair! 🙂

    alissa

  86. dina_cpa says

    My favorite part of summer is family vacations!! Last month we went to Chicago and Wisconsin Dells. This month we are headed to DC, the Jersey Shore and New York! Such fun times with the family, I love it!!

  87. KatieJ says

    So cute layout! I love how you posted the process! My favorite part of summer is just the whole laid back feeling, not a lot of rushing around etc, we can just hang out at home and around the pool and enjoy it!

  88. Kate says

    My favourite part of summer is the long summer nights where you can sit out in the garden til late and enjoy being outside. It’s winter here in New Zealand at the moment and I’m longing for those long summer nights while I sit here in front of the fire trying to keep warm 🙂

  89. stephanie says

    my favourite part is the (mostly) nice weather and the BBQs with my family.

  90. Stephanie says

    My favorite part of summer is playing softball and going to baseball games.

  91. My favorite part about summer is the time I can take to read! Nothing better than sitting on the porch swing and reading away the afternoon!

  92. Jessica says

    Cute page. Love the candles 🙂

    ~Jessica H.

  93. Jessica says

    Oh, my favorite part about summer (besides the green and flowers) is the time I spend with my family outdoors. Love them 🙂

    ~Jessica H.

  94. Rach says

    Just the fact that it rains less here in Britian!

  95. brigid16 says

    My favorite thing about summer is going on all of our little adventures with our friends. Going out to lunch, story time at the library, the pool, the children’s museum, etc! It is all about the memories! (and making the memories into scrapbooks!)

  96. Alison says

    My favorite parts of the summer are birthdays! On my side of the family, we have 9 birthdays during the summer, so we have almost a cake a week!

  97. Tanya says

    My favorite thing about summer is to do what we want and enjoy ourselves with no stress (or less stress, at least.) Thanks for the chance to win!

  98. Samantha says

    My favorite part of summer is that it doesn’t get dark until late so I can be outside enjoying the sun longer! 🙂

  99. Holly says

    Such a cute layout!!! The candles, the cupcake wrappers… so perfect! My favorite thing about summer is all of the *fresh* fruits and veggies that are available… especially the ones grown in my garden. ;0)

  100. Ginny says

    Mine would be going to the beach. Love it! The kids can have fun, I can relax by the water. Pure Bliss!

  101. Andrea says

    My daughter is in year round school so we just get a short summer break. First grade starts in a few shorts weeks so I am enjoying every mintue she is home!

  102. Amy says

    I love the beach, ice tea, perfect temps at night – almost everything – summer is my favorite season.

  103. I love barbeques that go long into the evening! Summer totally rocks.

  104. Nikki says

    Just found your great site and I love it! My favorite thing about summer is being outside late, swimming, ballgames, fireflies…I guess just about all of it! I love summer!

  105. mel says

    havving sand beneath your toes and ice cream in your hand trying to lick it slow enough to savour the flavour but fast enough it wont melt 🙂 ah summer – bring it on 🙂
    lovin those summer colours gals 🙂

  106. stinker says

    I think my favorite part of summer is that my kids are home more. Kinda sentimental, but there you go 🙂 Lovely page!!

  107. sam says

    my favorite part of summer is having 3weeks vacation. love to do nothing, sleep out late, go to the beach, do what I want when I want it 🙂 going to check out the new summer 2009 page now. hugs

  108. Jen says

    my favorite part of summer is the no schedule, relaxing, fun in the sun kind of days we have.

  109. Joli says

    My favorite part of summer is both kids being home all day, no rush to get dressed or eat breakfast, naps whenever. Summers are so relaxing for us!

  110. Barry says

    LOVE Elle’s journaling tags…I just can’t get enough! THANK YOU for the chance to win some yumminess!

  111. Jenn says

    My favortie thing about summer is that it’s not WINTER!! 🙂

  112. togsysgirl says

    My favourite thing about summer is all the music festivals. I love watching them on the telly and listening to them on the radio whilst i sit in the garden. This year is extra special because I’m going to Leeds Festival this year and The Kings of Leon are playing there. Woo Hoo!

  113. amy lapi says

    when it doesn’t get dark until 8:30 🙂

  114. julieann says

    My favorite part of summer is going for ice cream at the local dairy. Sitting outside at night enjoying a yummy ice cream cone with my husband & friends is fantastic & just says summer to me!

  115. Sandy says

    My favorite thing about this summer is that I will have my baby girl at the end of it!

  116. mandydake says

    My favorite part of summer?? Not having to drive back and forth to the school multiple times a day!

  117. Shelley says

    My favorite part of summer is all the yummy fresh fruits and vegetables!

  118. Christine says

    beach! ahh. love the smell, the sights and the sounds 😀

  119. Brooke says

    The smell of fresh cut grass and the feel of the warm sun in the yard.

  120. kd says

    I love taking the furkids to the dog park where they get to make new friends or just sit and observe everything about nature.

  121. Cupcake says

    I love everything about summer. It is my favorite season and I can’t get enough of it.

  122. outside, fresh mown lawn, afternoon thunderstorms.

  123. My favorite party of summer is ice cream! Who doesn’t love going to get some sweetness after dinner as a family!

  124. Jenny says

    My favorite part of summer is being off with my kids! I love going to the park, movies, museums, beach – and all without having to worry about putting everybody to bed early 🙂

  125. Abby says

    My favorite part about summer is not having to wake up ealy in the morning, rush the kids to get ready and be out to go to school just in time! LOL I love that we have a laid back schedule and we can enjoy each other and hang out!

  126. Terri says

    Such a cute card for the 23rd – love how you did the candles and the hidden journaling!! And the pizza ain’t too shabby either especially since I’m starving right now. 🙂 My favorite thing about the summer is that it isn’t winter!!! And it’s the best time of the year to take road trips which my DH and I love to do!!!

  127. Sue Bone says

    I love the endless possibilities each day brings. The beach, the park, play in the garden, read, sunbathe ………. The holidays come to an end all too quickly.

  128. EverydayMe says

    One of my favorite childhood memories… before moving ot California… it was living on the farm… and bailing hay was one of the most memorable… after all the bails were made, we’d make forts in them, with tunnels and everything… but the best part of the day was going to the A&W Drive-In with my grandfather… and having a frosty mug of root beer with him… ahhhhhhhhhh I can taste it now!!! Don’t ya just love ice cold root beer on a hot summer day!!!

  129. gssfam says

    my favorite thing about summer is flip flops or no shoes at all….with your toes squished in the plump green grass or the sandy beaches! I also love family bbq time! 🙂

  130. toni says

    I love summer because it just seems like an easier part of the year. You can slow down some & relax since school is out. Lazy days of summer…thanks

  131. Diana says

    My favorite part of summer is to be able to run through the sprinkler with my dd. So much fun!

  132. David says

    My favorite thing about summer is no schedule! nothing better than going where you want to, when you want to! Thanks for the chance to win such cute stuff!

  133. Mariana says

    My favorite thing about summer? Hot days by the pool!!!

  134. Tiffany says

    My favorite thing about summer? Wow, where do I begin? 😉 I love eating ice cream, my “summer wardrobe” basically being skirts and tshirts, more people being available to hang out with, etc. 🙂

  135. SMK says

    wow, i love the idea of tying the candles together on the layout! love it!!

  136. Allison says

    My favorite part of summer is swimming! We go at least four times a week.

  137. Dawn says

    The BEACH. That is the best thing about summer! I love it-

  138. Lynda says

    My favorite summertime memory is running through the sprinklers until we nearly killed the lawn.

  139. Lisa says

    My favorite part of summer is the display of colors in everything around us, flowers, clothing, accessories, and new scrapbook supplies!

  140. mom2parker says

    my favorite thing about summer is pink toenail polish and flip flops 🙂

  141. Amy :) says

    i think that layout is super cute! interesting way to add candles and cupcake cups.

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