The Everyday Explorers release is today! I'm sharing how I used all three sets in this release in a layout for Project Life. My son plays for a soccer team that play year around. He's in his summer season right now and we're enjoying all the time outdoors as a family.
In today's layout I'm showing you how versatile these stamp sets are for your scrapbooking. I'm not using them in the way they were intended.
In the layout above you can see how I took the "in the zone" sentiment from the Make A Mess stamp set and used it over a photo of my son during his soccer game. He is definitely "in the zone" in that picture. *laugh*
I also took the "can't stop, won't stop" sentiment and put it over another photo of him along with a heart icon from the Adventure Planning set (also part of this release). When you're looking at these stamp sets, look not only for their intended uses ... but look for ways that the sentiments and images can be repurposed for everyday moments.
I also like to look for opportunities to integrate past releases with new releases. In this instance I'm using the Ate This set with my Yum Icons donut. They're a perfect match for food layouts. So for all you food lovers out there that love to travel and try new dishes ... Yum Icons + Ate This = happy combo!
One other thing I'd like to note about the journal cards I made for myself using these stamp sets that I've shown above. Part of my crafting hobby is card making and in that world smudges and imperfect stamp impressions aren't good. So I use something called a Misti (link below) for perfect placement of my stamping images. It really helps out a lot when you want a nice dark impression of your stamp image. You can stamp in the same spot over and over until it's just the way you'd like it. I might have some *ahem* OCD tendencies that make the creative process quite lengthy ... so tools like this help my sanity. I thought I'd share! *laugh*
Thanks for stopping by today!