Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2011 megaton summertime fun list (free download!)

Inspired by this blog post and this movie coming out this summer, I decided to create a 2011 Megaton Summertime Fun List.  While we were eating dinner Sunday night, we brainstormed and together we came up with a list of 50 activities we want to do this summer.  Some of them are simple, cheap, and easy while others cost a little more and will take more time and planning.  But we're all pretty excited about it. Even my 13 year olds with their attitudes are--I think. =)  I created the 16x20 poster digitally in Photoshop using Echo Park Summer Days papers, and printed it at Costco.  I then mounted it on foamboard so it will make it through the summer, and used tac-n-stick to adhere it to the wall.





Of course, being the scrapbookin' type I had to create a mini-album to record our summer adventures.  I used matching real Echo Park Summer Days papers (I like texture and dimension on my mini albums), Epiphany Crafts custom small epoxy tool, and a $5.00 9x6 inch 140 lb. weight watercolor notebook from Michael's.  We'll add photos and journaling as we complete each activity.



If you think this idea will work for your family, I've created a 16x20 digital layered template that you can DOWNLOAD FOR FREE HEREETA: you can also resize this to 8x10 (proportions are the same) and print at home if you'd rather not print a 16x20 poster.

Please be sure to read the terms of use included in the download.  You're welcome to let others know where to download this template, but please do not share, sell, redistribute, or claim as your own.  Thanks!


All you have to do after you download it is unzip the file, open it in Photoshop, drag and drop in your family photo & your favorite papers and elements, and then if you'd like to use the list of activities we made you can, or you can edit the text to create your own list.  Use clipping masks to link your elements to the template elements, then flatten the template and save it as a JPEG.  You can upload it to your favorite online printer, or save it on a disc and take it in to be printed.  If you're not sure how to use a digital layered template, HERE's a great free tutorial.  Enjoy!

7 comments:

Beth said...

Aly, I love this! Edible playdoh? Please share the recipe!!

Connie said...

This is great aly!!!

Sherri Thompson said...

What a fabulous idea, Aly! This would also make a great mini album theme! We just made our summer staycation bucket list yesterday!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on May. 31, 2011. Thanks again.

Keri said...

Love it so much, Aly, and not-gonna-lie...we're definitely adding some of these local things to our own list! :) Your template is fabulous, and I also love the idea of getting it printed and mounted on foamboard...thanks so much for sharing!

Debby said...

How great is this?! I don't have teens anymore, but I'd like this for my granddaughter who is 7. Thanks and great job.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [01 Jun 10:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria