Monday, May 13, 2013

Mondays in May with May



While I'm not a big fan of the drink, the line Mint Julep by BasicGrey is by far one of my favorites from them in a long time! Even better? Unlike the cocktail version it is totally calorie free!
Welcome to another installment of Mondays with May! I'm excited to be here, and I'm ready to share
a new layout I created just for the Simon Says Stamp blog. First, here's a look at this layout as it was in-process.
Once I had chosen a photo to scrapbook, I knew I wanted to build a number of paper layers so I could utilize some of these fantastic patterns. One of the things I find so appealing about Mint Julep is that the patterns for the most part are smaller scale, and they are fairly muted colors. The pops of color come from the solid side of the papers and the embellishments, and I love how that compliments my photos so well.

For this page I used:
1x10 (blue paper), 6x10 (cream), and 7x3 (blue floral), as well as a 4x6 photo



Here is the finished page. You can see I added a doily, but everything else is from the BasicGrey line. To have a playful time and add a lot of small accents without overwhelming my photo and taking over the whole page, I confined myself to playing along the right side of the photo, and just a few accents below and to the left.
The finishing touch for my page was stamping with Hero Arts shadow ink in Navy. That touch of darkness added the contrast I needed, and I love the results!
This dear line from BasicGrey is wonderful for more than scrapbooking little girls though! With minty green, soft blues, and plenty of yellow it could be perfect for any spring, outdoors, or just because layout that you might want to make. Not a scrapbooker? That's ok too! I am loving it for cards - in fact today on my blog I'll be posting one if you'd like to see it.

Have a beautiful week- I wish you very happy crafting!

May
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90 comments:

  1. I'm loving Monday's in May with May, she is always so full of ideas! Thanks for the layout share, May, it is so pretty.

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  2. very pretty and girly page, I love how the papers match the photo!

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  3. Beautiful page, I love May's work!

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  4. Love these embellishment!
    these colours are so great!

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  5. Very cute layout. I love these colors

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  6. Love all your layers and embellishments, very sweet!

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  7. Wow, I love the colors and the buttons and brads are great! Hugs, Hanneke

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  8. Love the scrapbook page, what inspiration!!!

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  9. Love Basic Grey and Mondays in May with May. :) Such sweet patterns. Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  10. Fresh and cheerful-looking these LO's! Think they are great!

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  11. Super layout May, The colours of the papers match perfectly with your photo.

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  12. This is such a cute LO here from May. Gorgeous colors and cute details everywhere. Thanks so much for sharing it here.

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  13. Absolutely love the flower button!

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  14. Such a sweet and adorable layout!!!

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  15. Great layout and beautifull papers!! Love the Embellishments too!
    Marianne MW

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  17. How perfect are those PPs for the colors in the girls' dresses and the fair theme.

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  18. Great seeing how this layout came together.

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  19. what a sweet layout... thanks for sharing..

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  20. Beautiful layout, love the colors and embellishments..

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  21. Beautiful paper and a beautiful layout! Marvelous!!

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  22. this design really shows off the paper, great design!

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  23. love love love these layouts and collection! :)

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  24. love those little banners on the top right!

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  25. Great LO. Love the small patterned papers. So versatile

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  26. Such fun and pretty pages! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lynn

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  27. wonderful layout...love all the extra embellishments.

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  28. Love the colours on this layout

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  29. Those little thumbs up say it all! Great layout & designs for this happy occasion :)

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  30. this layout is amazing love the colors and the details.

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  31. Very sweet page, love seeing it before and after the embellies.

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  32. Beautiful page! I'm on my way to check out May's blog!

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  33. beautiful girls and page congrats

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  34. What a lovely LO, so many fab details! TFS :)

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  35. It was fascinating to watch you create this lovely page.

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  36. Those little deer are too adorable!!! :)

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  37. This is so sweet and cute...

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  38. Adorable LO! Loving all the embellies!

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  39. Cute LO and cute papers, etc. It all worked together so well!

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  41. Love the colour combo's - great project!

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  42. Beautiful layout. Love the patterns you pickout.

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  43. Such a sweet page, love the little dears! TFS

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  44. Oh my, this is such an adorable layout! Love the photos and and sweet embellishments!

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  45. Love May's layers. And seeing the details and in-process photos are great!

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  46. Wow, these are seriously awesome!

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  47. This is really pretty! Not only do I love this BG collection, but I really like how you clustered everything to the right :) The stitching and doiley are adorable, and grrrr - I keep forgetting to get that navy blue ink! thanks for the inspiration and the card on your blog is gorgeous too!

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  48. What a great layout. I just love how it all comes together.

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  49. Great ideas here. I love the layering!

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  51. Love the layering on your layout, May.

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  52. Yay! Mondays in May with May! Lovely layout.

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  53. Your page looks so sweet. Love the colours.

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  56. Love the colors of Mint Julep and May's layout is divine.

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  57. Great page! I love seeing 12x12's here!

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  58. Super cute! Love all the colors you picked and that lovely little dear!

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  59. I love the colors you used for the layout. The button embellishments are great.

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  60. Great layout! Love the fresh colors! Thanks for sharing! :-) xx

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  61. Lovely layout! such a cute details!

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  62. Such a pretty line of papers!
    The embellishments really make the page pop!

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  63. Beautiful page so much to take in! Awesome job!
    ~God bless~

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  64. A great pairing of little lambs - the little girls, the frolicking lambs on the paper and the cut-out lamb.
    Pretty page.

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  65. So sweet.
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  66. I love that little deer....so cute! Great work as always! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  67. SO FUN!! Thanks for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  68. Yummy stuff!

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  69. Yepper i agree that paper is cute. Not as cute as the younguns in the pic though.
    Looks like they were having fun. Thanks for sharing

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  70. May is always an inspiration. Thanks for featuring her outstanding work. Love the papers and the layout she did, even though I don't scrapbook.

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  71. Love the layout! Great embellishments!

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  72. I love Basic Grey! Your layout is adorable!!

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  73. Beautiful layout, this Basic Grey paper pad is on my wish list, thank you for sharing it. :-)

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