Weekly Warmup: Add a Little Sunshine

06/16/2009 at 1:12 am | Posted in weekly warm up | 2 Comments
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lori-anderson“I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.” -Johnny Nash

I’m not sure about you, but here in the western US, we have been experiencing record amounts of rain. So much, in fact, that I feel like last week I went to bed in Utah (a desert!) and woke up in Seattle.  If you too are experiencing a “low pressure, wet pattern” (as described by our local weatherman), why not add some sunshine to your scrapbook pages and escape the drizzly blues?

On page 65 of this month’s Creating Keepsakes issue, Dream Team member Cindy Tobey shows you how to add a little sunshine to your projects. Her article is filled with fun, beautiful, doable ideas that any scrapbooker can try. Be sure to check out the article today and leave us a comment letting us know which tip you may try—better yet, leave us a link to your layout! We’d love to see the sun shine! 🙂

In honor of Cindy’s article, I’ve selected a few layouts to share from the Creating Keepsakes online gallery. Each of these layouts cheered me up with their bits of sunshine and I hope you’re inspired by the designs as well.

Worth Protecting by imzadi481

Worth Protecting by imzadi481

This adorable page by message board member imzadi481 made me smile. The expression on the little girls’ face is priceless and the summer colors and sunshine element in the corner make me want to cover myself in sunscreen and head to the beach.

5 Things by Anke55

5 Things by Anke55

All I need is a fruity drink and my sunglasses! Looking at this layout makes me think of the blue sea and tropical treats and flowers. Anke55, this is an inspiring layout!

destination by 2jamscrapper

destination by 2jamscrapper

The fun clouds and sunshine with the bits of green thrown in drew my eye to this fun layout by 2jamscrapper. The swirls on the patterned paper are an added bonus! Love it!

Glimpse by kayleigh

Glimpse by kayleigh

And finally, this layout by message board member kayleigh has me dreaming about a summer sunset. The graduation of colors in her title has me longing to view a glorious sunset over the ocean.

Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow for more picks from our gallery—this time ones you can vote on for publication!

Happy sunny days and sunny inspiration!

Lori Anderson
Senior Editor, Creating Keepsakes

P.S. Congratulations to the winner from our An Insider’s Look: CK July’s IssueGuillauma who left this comment: “Love the summer ‘ambiance’ … and Jennifer McGuire’s ideas, always clever. Thanks for the great inspiration every month.”

Please follow the instructions from our Giveaway tab to redeem your prize. Congratulations!



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  1. I absolutely love all the layouts that you chose!

  2. With all the rain it feels like April. I have to bring an umbrella out with me evertime I leave the house. The layouts you displayed are soo cute. I loveeeeeee the first one with the little girl. Thanks for some sunshine.

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