Explore With Oh Happy Life

If you’re half as addicted to scrapbooking as I am, you would have had one of those moments when you see a patterned paper and immediately know that you’ve got photos to match it! Ha ha! Well that happened to me when I saw some of the papers in the newest collection from Amy Tangerine, Oh Happy Life!

AC Explore Layout 1

The bright, fresh colors reminded me immediately of some photos of my youngest son at the beach last summer – with the blues and teals of the ocean and the orange and reds of his swimmers and sand toys!

I started by adding a strip of the striped patterned paper down the left side of my background cardstock to immediately bring in all those gorgeous colors!

AC Explore Layout 2

I was able to bring in several more patterned papers with my title. I cut the word ‘explore’ from cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and then backed each letter with a different pattern. I left a bit of space between each letter as I was planning to hand stitch around each one to really make a feature of it!

AC Explore Layout 3

I added a really subtle blue watercolor wash behind my photo. This is one of my favourite techniques to break up a white background and the effect really mimics the look of the ocean waves.

A pop of yellow behind my photo and just a peek of one of the amazing die cut tags were enough to draw attention to my photo.

AC Explore Layout 4

Some typed journaling strips, and a couple of phrases from the roller stamp complete the layout. It’s fun, bright, fresh and happy – just how I remember the day we spend at the beach!

AC Explore Layout 5


Supplies: Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life Patterned Paper – (376214) Cruising Along, (376216) Enjoy The Ride, (376199) Sure Thing, (376218) Around Town, (376198) Rise & Shine, (376203) Oh Lovely, (376202) Out & About, (376197) Little Moments (376225) Rubber Shapes, (376230) Die Cut Tags, (376231) Rotary Phrase Stamp