Scrapbook Challenge

Sunshine Day

Polka Dots With Simple Embellishments


Hi scrappers! I bring you another sketch featuring photos from a SoCal super bloom a few years back. These photos were taken on a hillside off of the now infamous Lake Street in Lake Elsinore. With the explosive super bloom this year, Lake Elsinore has become a tourist destination. The hills painted orange with California poppies are visible from space! The super bloom a few years back was less publicized, but no less spectacular.


I started with yellow striped paper and overlaid three panels of Recollection’s grey mini dot paper. Paper doilies, silk flowers and strips of assorted scrap paper make for simple, but effective embellishments.


This page was created for the Scrap Our Stash April Challenge and it references a beloved 80’s cartoon: the Care Bears! I remember watching this show when I was a kid. Talk about a blast from the past! I chose sunshine bear and used the color yellow liberally through out my page and used some sunshine embellishments from Carpe Diem die cuts and Echo Park Paper Company decorative brads.


The color scheme for this page came from Design Seeds. I love this site for color inspiration! I ended up using a little more blue and a more vibrant yellow, but still loved the way the page turned out. It actually reminds me a of a Family Guy quote where Stewie is planning a wedding and he says, “I know it’s been kinda overdone lately, but your colors should be yellow and grey.” (Insert laughing emoji here.) I remember when Pinterest boards were full of yellow and grey weddings!


Thanks for dropping by friends!