Swim Lessons

I love scrapping swim lessons!  Here's this year's layout.

Unfortunately, my scanner didn't capture the texture I stamped onto the circle.  And, the awesomely sparkly title letters seem flat and recede in a way they don't in real life.  Despite that, I really like the layout.  It's based on this sketch by Shannon White for the Scrapping Stamper Design Team.

There's no journaling spot on the sketch.  Normally I make a place for journaling, but this time I actually forgot!  A layout without journaling is so rare for me, but I like this how it is. I do have some things I want to say about this year's swim lessons, so I'll either journal on the back or I'll journal all the way around the perimeter.  

I am in love with the fish embellishments on my page.  I'd been struggling with what to put instead of the stars in the sketch, but nothing was working quite right... until I saw Leslie Davis' tutorial on the GCD blog.  She used leaves to make her fish - so adorable!  I had some mulberry leaves I'd misted orange that I used for the body of the fish, then I used the plain leaves for the tails.  I love how they turned out. 


  1. This is FAB Cindy! I loveeeeeeeeeee the waves and loving the little fishy's!!!!

  2. Nicely done! Love how you made the fishes. :)

  3. I love the leaf fishes. Totally fun. What a great idea! Super cute page. If you wanted an easy way to add journaling, you could write it on a tag and tuck it under the top R photo, assuming of course, that you can easily lift/remove that photo. You'll need to make a little pocket on the back of the photo then just slip your tag in. That's my go-to journaling method. :) Easy and it doesn't interfere with the page design.


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