Shine with Guest Designer Amy Gretchen

We are so excited to welcome our June guest designer, Amy Gretchen to the blog today to share her first project with you! We love Amy’s graphic, colorful projects, and she always finds fun, innovative ways to use product that give her layouts and pocket pages such awesome visual appeal! Join me in welcoming her today, and check out what she’s created using our June kit and add-ons:
Hi everyone. My name is Amy Gretchen and I’m delighted to be the guest designer this month. I thought this was a fun kit to work with for summer due to the rainbow of colors!

Supplies | June Blank Label Stickers, Hello Happy Puffy Words, Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic HeartsShine Acrylic
The first thing I was drawn to in the June add-ons was all the June Blank Label Stickers. I love labels, and knew I wanted to repeat them in some way. When I realized the Shine Acrylic word mimicked the same colors, I definitely wanted to use them together. I was also inspired by the word “shine” when it came to choosing a photo. I wanted the photo to be a focal point for this 12″ x 8″ inch layout so I made it large, at 6″ x 8″.

The first thing I did to assemble this layout was draw a line at the 8 inch mark in pencil that way I would know where to start placing the June Blank Label Stickers. I also cut the longer labels in half so I would be able to use what was left over for a different project. I then corresponded the labels with the color of each letter, and using Tombow mono liquid adhesive I adhered the letters slightly off center from the labels. I then added the word “you” from the Hello Happy Puffy Words right onto the photo and added one of the Bright Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts.

The last thing I did to finish the layout was to type out the journaling and cut it out in strips before adhering it down at the base of my layout.
I really love how this one turned out. It’s a simple layout, but has the impact I was hoping for with the large photo and bold title!

Hello. I’m Amy Gretchen and I live in Salt Lake City with my husband and three teenage daughters who keep life interesting. I have been filling up my book shelves with traditional scrapbooks for the past 15+ years and since then my passion has evolved to include everyday photography. I love how photos + words help me to see life more fully and have gratitude for the details. Documenting life on a weekly basis through pocket pages fits perfectly with my goal to capture the everyday moments and keep it simple.
I enjoy teaching what I love and currently share weekly process videos and tips on my YouTube channel to help inspire others to get their stories told. When I’m not documenting life I love to travel, eat chocolate, do jigsaw puzzles, listen to podcasts and learn something new. You can find more of my work on my YouTube feed, at my blog, and on Instagram!
Join Amy back here on the blog next week for pocket page inspiration using our June 2018 Kit and add-ons!