Summer Memories Collage

Summer Memories Collage

When you close your eyes and think of summer, what do you see? Does the season evoke sweet memories of lazy days, the air rich and fragrant from flowers in bloom? Do you recall a past love, a summer romance, perhaps even a first kiss? Are you transported through time to an exotic place you once visited? What would summer look like if you tried to capture those memories and feelings on paper?

This collage captures many of the feelings and memories that summer evokes for me, as well as the theme of these challenges:

Summer Memories
 is special for another reason as well. Today, Rachel Withhaus launches Haus Designs, a site offering a unique line of elegant embellishments for paper crafters. When Rachel offered me the opportunity to create a launch project for Haus Designs featuring one of her beautiful handcrafted pins, Summer Memories was born!

I created the floral piece by layering several flowers together, inserting the Haus Designs pin between the layers for safety, and topping the flower with a half-pearl to capture the elegance of the pretty pin Rachel sent me. You can use these flowers in many types of projects – I’m thinking of using my next one for a pretty altered box!

Have a wonderful day! May the month of July hold many sweet summer memories for you!

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27 Responses to “Summer Memories Collage”

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  1. Netty says:

    Gorgeous Scrapbook page, love it. Annette x

  2. Audrey says:

    What a beautiful project! I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  3. brenda says:

    Hi there

    Your artwork is gorgeous and it certainly does eveoke memories of Summer and as our theme says lazy hazy days.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  4. SuzanneK says:

    Gorgeous project, love the colour combo and floral embellie. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  5. pinky says:

    Very romantic and summery. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  6. Dragonlady says:

    Hi there

    Gorgeous creation, your flower arrangement is great. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  7. Marcia Antle says:

    Love your room, that HUGE tabletop is awesome. But I ESPECIALLY love-love-love your kitty cats. I have 3 Maine Coons and they are just the most precious kitties in the whole world. Aren't their personalities just too sweet, besides being gorgeous? You can see mine at Thanks for the peek into your creative space! Marcy

  8. Grandma Yellow Hair says:

    This is so beautiful! Since I am in bed most of this summer I am thinking of earlier summers and maybe my first summer I fell in love. lol
    Happy 4th

  9. Rita says:

    Very pretty! 🙂

  10. Tarnished Rose says:



  11. Clare *Littlebear* says:

    This is a beautiful and romantic project. Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  12. Barb~Bella Vista says:

    Hi Paper Princess, your creations are lovely…so full of life. Charming.

    Thanks for your kind comments at Bella Vista. I am joining you also. Please come back soon.

    Barb ♥

  13. Jenni says:

    Love the vintage feel to this project. Thanks so much for taking part in the Scrap the Art challenge.
    Jenni x

  14. This Cottage Bliss says:

    You Summer Memories Collage is Fabulous!

    My George is part Maine Coon, I blogged him today before finding your sweet babies…but I have read every post with your babies in it!

    what adorable creatures have you. 🙂


  15. Raven Baca says:

    OH honey this is Amazing! With a capital A! Beautiful.

  16. craftykitten says:

    Gorgeous layout. Love all the lace and bits and bobs, especially the flower. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  17. Bleubeard and Elizabeth says:

    This is gorgeous. I love all the detail you have added to this piece and appreciate the close-up photo, too.

  18. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    What a lovely collage. When I think of summer it reminds me of my childhood and the great times spent with my family at the beach. I hope you have a memorable summer.
    xo, Sherry

  19. Milnie says:

    Gorgeous creation have you made!

  20. Francesca says:

    Such a wonderful creation, Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

  21. Lori says:

    Lovely lace and flower arrangement!!! Beautiful LO 🙂
    Thanks for coming to visit me and entering my blog candy… Have a wonderful week!
    Love and hugs ~

  22. Lea Cioci says:

    Your art is a mixed media dream! I love connecting with other artists and being inspired. I'm glad the blog hop brought you back for new ideas. I have certainly gotten many from you (hugs)

  23. Samantha says:

    Gorgeous project, love that flower! And love the pics of your scraproom in the last post. That desk of yours is so nice and big!

  24. Tracy says:

    Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, Gorgeous, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Sally H says:

    Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  26. Carol says:

    Beautiful! The layers, colors, and textures all work together.

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