Saturday, August 6, 2022

Summer Story

  Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Paper à la Mode and the theme is Every Summer Has a Story!  

...and does this digital layout ever have  story!  hahaha

The horses thought we were crazy using their trough as a pool on a hot afternoon, but when the temps soar and little ones are hot "ya' gotta' do what ya' gotta' do!"

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I designed this scrapbook page using fun papers and elements from our sponsor Kate Hadfield!  For a list of the different pieces I used, please see the material list!

I don't have any fancy equipment or programs for digital creating; I simply used my notes program free with my Mac.  I'm sure those who have and are familiar with "photoshop" type programs could really do spectacular creations with these fun papers and extras!  But I was out to prove you can have fun and come up with something special on a free program with very little computer creating knowledge as well!

If you are interested in dabbling, as I am, go for it!  It's very fun and not difficult!  ...and hey, it doesn't get glue, sparkles, and ink everywhere!   hahaha

To get the Doodle Den Freebies, you simply become a Newsletter subscriber and you will get a password to get lots of fun downloads!  It's at the bottom of her home page HERE.

While you are there, check out all the ideas for teachers, card makers (hybrid creations), clipart, scrapbooking, journals, etc!  Lots to see at her site!

You'll find lots of freebies to try HERE!

My digital scrapbook page is off to the following challenges:

Inspiration Station:  Animal Kingdom (Inspired by the horse, of course!)
Art Journal Journey:  "When We Were Young"
Artastic:  Inspired by the horse, reds, blues, adventurous girl in red with horse!
Challenge on FaceBook
Try It On Tuesday:  Make it Feminine ~ A girl and her horse cooling off in the trough!  What's more feminine?  ;) 

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Paper a la Mode for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.   


  1. WOW what a fabulous layout! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


    PS ... thanks for also sharing your awesome design with us at Inspiration Station!

  2. Your scrapbook page certainly depicts Happiness. Thank you for joining us at INTAAS. Hazel x

  3. What a great scrapbook layout. Love all the elements you added, makes for a fun page!!! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Barbara DT

  4. This is a wonderful memory page and the subject matter is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge!
    The Inspiration Station Challenge
    The Paper Funday Challenge

  5. Oh this is such a fun page. I love the colors and the images. It is perfect for Chris' challenge at Art Journal Journey, and also for our feminine challenge at Try It On Tuesday. I really like how feminine doesn't have to be all pinks and lace on your page. Thank you for joining. hugs-Erika

  6. Such a wonderful layout with gorgeous colors and fun photos of course! Thank you so much for joining us at Four Seasons challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. Great layout and coordinating colors! thanks for share with us on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog ~ Pam, DT

  8. A great post about using what you have whether it's "notes" or the "trough," it's inspiring to me and to others. Your story and your page is such so beautiful! Having such a sweet and lovlely subject was a plus also! Simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing twice at Inspiration Station! Hope to see your work again in other challenges!. Smiles, Kathy

  9. Fantastic layout! You have a great eye for composition!

    Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  10. Wonderful layout, love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "by the Book" (anything book related) challenge