July Blog Challenge| Vacation Theme : Colors

It’s time for some fun vacation themed projects.  For the month of July we will be making some leisurely,  sunny style creations.  Think of places you have been to or even want to go, yet haven’t visited.  What types of things do you enjoy doing while on your vacations?  Include some of these responses in your craft.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

July- Vacation Theme- Colors

Use hashtag #julyfav2022

  • Yellow
  • White
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Beige
  • Brown

You can use some Freebies to add in with your work.  Enjoy the Multimedia Crafts Digital Freebie called, “July 2022 Ephemera Sheet.”  It includes an envelope, words, a tag, and some cut outs.  Your project would also look good with the other Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page Freebie called, “Summer.” To access the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook freebie, go to the Facebook page then “More”, “Photos”, “Albums”, and then scroll down to find the kit you want to download.  Click the photo and then click the corresponding download link.

I made a project that reminds me of when I was a little girl. I was born in the city, but my parents moved to North Carolina in the country when I was just a baby.  When we would go visit our family back at home in Washington, D.C.  I would always get fascinated with the landscape, the tall buildings and skyscrapers,  the graffiti on the walls, the music,  the people with their styles of fashion, and all the fun places we could go visit.  Although I still live in the country, I am a city girl at heart.

My grandmother used to live across the street from an elementary school.  My cousins and I would go over there and play on the swings, and other recreational playground amenities.  Sometimes the neighboring kids would bring some jump ropes and we would play Double Dutch.  We would chant some jump rope rhymes as we started the game.   I was never really good Double Dutch as I was with the single jump rope, but it was still fun.   We would play hopscotch, chase after the ice cream truck, visit museums, the zoo, and walk around the city.  We had so much fun.  There were many food vendors and sidewalk cafes and shops where you could buy souvenirs. That’s why I wanted to make a project from my childhood “Summer in the City.”

The Crafty Trinity

In my journal I used both of the Multimedia Crafts Digital blog and Facebook page freebies.  I also used the new digital kits from a collaboration I participated in.  There is a trio of us ladies who call ourselves, “The Crafty Trinity.”  We are comprised of myself,  Sonya Stover, the fabulous Pham from “Livie’s Lovelies” and Thelisha from “The Sweets by Thelisha”.  We have each developed a summer, travel themed journal kit titled, “Summer In the City”.

Click on the following links to access Each of the “Summer in the City” kits.

For my project I created an accordion style folio insert.  I included papers, ephemera, pockets, tags, and vellum to give the journal a variety of texture and style.  I fussy cut out all of the elements and envelopes.  To see a full flip through check out the YouTube blog challenge video below or click through the slide show.  This was so much fun to create.

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Watch on YouTube each of us as we go into more detail of what the kits include and what we made from it.  Also check out our other social media sites.

 

Sonya Stover

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Pham

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 Facebook

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Thelisha

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Blog

 

 

 

Published by Sonya

I am a full time working wife and mother of three sons. I love all manner of crafting; From digital scrap-booking to tangible mixed media projects. I love to learn from other people and get exposed to the huge world of art. Creativity is in my blood. I have always sketched pictures since I was a kid, and now with social media (Thanks YouTube, Pinterest, Google images, etc....) I have become so overwhelmed with what project(s) to do for the day. I don't even know where to start. Should I make cards or make my own clay? Or should I design a wall hanging for the living room. I have become ridiculously indecisive with what I want to make. Also, I have become a craft hoarder. From paints, to dies and other cutting machines, to scrapbook paper and other designer card stock and embellishments, I have turned my little kitchen nook into my craft studio. I'm surprised my husband hasn't told me to get rid of all of the craft supplies....ie..clutter. My craft collection addiction is partially what made me want to learn more about digital scrap booking. It is all new for me, but I have invested in the Adobe Photoshop application and I have scoured YouTube on learning different techniques in layering scrapbook images, pages, brushes, and so on. Now I can go to the next level of design by doing it digitally.

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