15 May 2015

A Sweet Little Taste of Summer

Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossoms Blog Hop for mid-May! If you just hopped over from the fabulously talented Shelly Nemitz's blog, you are in the right place. If you get lost along the way, I have a list of participating bloggers at the end of this post.

So this hop is celebrating the awesome limited edition "Taste Of Summer" paper pack and stamp set (sold separately) by Close To My Heart. These papers and stamps will only be around through the month of May, so you'll definitely want to order soon.

Let's take a look at today's project:

This is a little waterfall album I put together using this tutorial for inspiration. The paper is all from the Taste Of Summer paper pack. I used White Daisy cardstock to provide contrast. The fruit and sentiment are from the Taste Of Summer stamp set. I stamped the fruit on White Daisy cardstock using the "Rock and Roll" technique of covering the stamp with a lighter color and rolling the edges in a darker shade for added depth to the image. So the orange is stamped in Sorbet and Sunset Exclusive Inks, the lemon is in Canary and Honey, the lime is in Pear and Topiary, and the strawberries are in Cotton Candy and Hollyhock. The sentiment is stamped in Thistle Exclusive Ink. I added Sparkle Flourishes and Bitty Sparkles to the cover and sentiment for a bit of bling. And, for added sparkle, I added Diamond Stickles to the edges of the citrus fruit and the stems of the strawberries.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here's a look at the inside:

So here we have a little pocket made from White Daisy cardstock that houses a couple of photo mats made from Sunset and White Daisy cardstocks. I added some White Shimmer Trim along with a bit of Stickles for a bit of sparkle, and a clear Sparkle for bling. I used the same stamping techniques and colors on the citrus fruits here that I did on the cover.

The waterfall section is made from White Daisy cardstock. I added the Shimmer Trim, Stickles and bling to the top cover, along with some Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon. I also thought the spine needed a little something, so I added some of the Chevron Ribbon to it as well.

Here are some close-ups:

And here's a look at the outside of the spine:

And, finally, one more look at the cover:

I hope you've enjoyed this sweet little taste of summer! Now hop on over and see what the lovely Cathy Arbuckle has for your inspiration. Remember, these papers and stamps are available only through the month of May, so get yours soon!

Now here's a list of the blog hop participants:

Kim {That's Me!}


  1. WOW ... That's so beautiful. I love all of the sparkly accents on top of everything else.

  2. Eeek, this is soooo cute! I have not attempted the waterfall album yet. Love this Kim!

  3. So beautiful and great detail. Love it!

  4. You're working your mini album magic again and I love it! Adding the sparkle flourishes is genius. Thanks for the tutorial link too!

  5. You've included so much detail to this project! Very nice !

  6. This is the best waterfall album I have seen! The patterns are beautiful for this, and you have done a wonderful job of executing it! Great work, my friend!

  7. So cool - I love this album! And I also love that you used Stickles - it goes perfectly with the fruit. I'm going to have to get some out now... :)

  8. Ummmm....WOW WOW WOW!!!! I love everything about this project. There are so many amazing details to drool over!

  9. Over the Top Kim! This waterfall album is just adorable made with the Taste of Summer. All the details are so cute. Also, love how you used eyelets and ribbon to create a unique look on the top of the spine. Great touch!

  10. Oh, fabulous! What a super cool and fun waterfall album design, and the bright paper and fruit is just adorable. Loving the rock n' roll stamping. And love the rings of glitter around the fruit, too!