Sunday, June 26, 2011


I wanted to scrap this photo of us at the beach and Shimelle's sketch of the week this week was perfect.  The photo also went great with a Pink Paislee 365 Degree 6x6 paper pad and embellishments making this layout work for Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge to use at least 4 sheets from a mini paper pad on a layout.  Check.  Finally, I used non-summer themed papers on a summery layout so it fits a Snap and Scrap your summer challenge at Two Peas - Double check.

The challenge was the journaling.  What else to say about the beach at Hilton Head?  It was breezy, It was sunny, it was our last night there, we don't want to leave (yawn).   Finally I realized that I don't go there by myself; I'd ask my husband his thoughts. The journaling is exactly what he said when he looked at the photo:

"Looks so perfect.

Me standing there holding you.

I wouldn't change a thing.


And what he said when he saw the completed layout.  "Can we go back?"  Oh, I wish!

Project Notes:
Since this sketch was a real departure from my regular style - a lot of small pieces of paper, lots of white space and only one photo - I followed it very closely until the end when I added just a couple more embellishments.

For the background, I did Shimelle's method of flicking paint on the page before I added anything else.  It was fun, like being a child in a food fight.

I also used paint to distress the edge of the journaling block.  It took three tries before I got a color I liked.  That's the great thing about paint.  Since it is opaque, you can layer until you are happy.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  DSP and Cork embellishments:  Pink Paislee 365 Degree 6x6 paper pad
Stickers:  Basic Grey Marrakesh
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up!
Grid paper:  My Mind's Eye
Ribbon:  Making Memories


  1. great layout. we are going to VA beach in a couple months - I hope to CASE this layout :)

  2. This is awesome! I love the colours so much. Thanks for the head's up on the 2 Peas challenge as my Halloween papers fit this too! I love 2Peas challenges but I've not looked at this one at all. I'd love to send you some pics of my lounge (not sure what you call this room in American) as we have REALLY quirky windows that I need some advice on! Really glad you visited as I'm loving your layouts!

  3. wonderful layout. some of my favorite papers and they go perfect with that photo. it does look wonderful there. i love the beach.
    thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  4. Fabulous LO.... Thank you so much for playing along with US over at SA... hugs...xoxo

  5. Awww what a special layout.
    Your hubby's words are so sweet.

  6. Lovely layout and genius to get your husband's thoughts! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

  7. Great layout and love the hubby thoughts!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

  8. This is beautiful! You did great with all the white space! And your husbands thoughts are so sweet! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  9. Beautiful design. But I think the background needs some more filling of colors. It is looking dull some how.

  10. I wouldn't have thought this was mini papers until I read the text. Cool page.

  11. What a great thing to get your husband involved with the journalling- Love the colours you used - thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

  12. What a nice lo! Perfect title and wonderful pic! Love the cluster near your title...the mix looks great.

  13. Great design! Love the white splattering! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

  14. Fab lO,love your choice of papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers

  15. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors!! Thanks for playing along with SA! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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