If I lived near the ocean I’d be spending the last weekend before school starts lounging at the beach and soaking up sunshine! But Utah is landlocked and our infamous Great Salt Lake beach makes me gag (it smells that bad), so I live vicariously through the summery designs of today’s steal, the American Crafts Shoreline collection. Today, design team member and fellow Utahn Kerys Sharrock shows us just how fun and fresh of a collection Shoreline is, whether you are blessed with glorious beaches or simply daydream about them.

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So this is my second DT post—and yet again, I have an awesome collection to work with! This time I was given American Crafts Shoreline collection. Lots of bright, fun colors and patterns, along with some fab embellishments and thickers. This is a definite must for anyone wanting to scrap summer photos!

My first layout uses a photo of my daughter ‘chilling out’ last summer. I used all of the blues in the collection, mixing and matching patterns and embellishments. This really would work for a boy photo too! I also switched up some of the buttons on the rosettes and slimmed down the pinwheel to fit the papers. They are all held together with pop dots, so this is super easy to do.

I then decided these papers would be perfect for some ‘sprinkler’ photos. The colored papers matched the colors in my photos perfectly. I fussy cut the scalloped border following the pattern of one of the papers, added some twine and embellishments, and topped it off with the AC thickers.

Also, I’d like to say a big thank you to Jen for her sketch! (This is Pearl #4a.)

Next, I was inspired by a card where they used the negatives from cut outs. I decided to cut out the words “I <3 summer” on my cricut and then back them with the different colored and patterned paper. I love how this turned out. I added a few more embellishments and a rosette and a bit of stitching. I think this is one of my favorites cards I’ve made so far!

And lastly, because I feel the need to create something other than just a card and layout, I made a summer word book! I used a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe, cut out papers and chipboard, and stuck it all together. I found some scraps of ribbons that matched the colors, added fun embellishments, and now it’s ready and waiting to be filled with this summer’s photos.

So, as you can see, the possibilities with the American Crafts Shoreline collection are endless! I hope I’ve inspired you all to hit that steal button and grab a collection. Thanks Brittany and Kristy for another awesome collection! Happy scrapping!

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Kerys, you rock. Completely. Your projects make me want to forget about everything going on and get my scrappy on! Thanks for yet another amazing month! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeves for us next time.

Hope you all have a fantastical weekend!