Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Fun

My grand kids come up & visit with us every summer for about 3 weeks so we always spend lots of time at the lake. Last summer my friend and her grand kids came with us to the lake and they were showing my grandson how to do the skim boarding. It didn't take to long for my grandson to catch on to how you do it. I just managed to take this photo at the right moment to catch him looking like a pro landing on the board in the water.....of course it doesn't show the wipe out 10 seconds later, lol.

I used the Heartfelt Creations "Under the Sea" paper collection for this layout. I distressed and inked all the papers and added a bit of cheesecloth behind the papers. I used the Heartfelt Creations "Open Vintage Floret" pre-cut stamp and die set to make the two flowers on this layout. I added a few other goodies from my stash and called it done. TFL!


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Another Beachy Layout

Although the photo isn't taken on the beach it is a photo taken of my granddaughter & I when we were in Hawaii back in January. I don't know if anyone has heard of "Couture Creations", I hadn't until just recently, the papers used for this layout is from their "Sea Breeze" collection. The papers are all gorgeous, as soon as I saw them it was love at first sight, lol. My layout is a bit of a lift of someone's sketch but I can't remember who's sketch. If anyone knows let me know so I can give credit to them for it. All of the papers used are from this collection except the pink arrows. Shells and netting are from my stash. I distressed and  inked all of the papers. TFL!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Father & Son

Another photo from our Hawaii trip back in January 2016.This is my son and his Dad taken on one of the beach's on the North side of Oahu in Hawaii.I used the Heartfelt Creations "Under the Sea" paper collection for this layout.  I distressed and inked all of my papers as well as adding a couple of fish that I fussy cut from the papers and popped up with foam dots. I used the Heartfelt Creations "Open Vintage Floret" pre-cut stamp and die set to make the two flowers on this layout. A few shells from my stash were added to the layout and I called it done.  TFL!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sand Dollars

Here I am with another photo from back in 2006. This photo is of my grandson when we were at the beach one day here in Campbell River. While the kids were playing on the beach they found a big bed of Sand Dollars. We told the kids what they were and it seems Scott thought that they were real $'s. He would go and collect a handful of them and put them in his bucket. I'd tell him that he couldn't take them home, that they were actually alive so it wouldn't be fair to do that to the Sand Dollars. So he'd dump out his bucket then just go get another handful of them. It went on for quite awhile, I finally was able to get him to leave the live ones alone when I found a couple of ones that had already died and he was able to take those ones home. So this photo  is of Scott showing off his Sand Dollars.

I used the Heartfelt "Under the Sea" paper collection for this layout. I used three different papers from the collection to layer underneath the photo. I distressed and inked all of the papers I used. I did a lot of fussy cutting of the fish and turtle from the paper collection which I popped up with foam dots for a 3D look. I also cut out the port hole window from a duplicate paper of the background paper and popped that up with foam dots. I added some fish net to the bottom right corner of the layout which I glued on some shells from our beaches around where we live. I also added some string from my stash that has the little yellow ties on it that I laid out on the fish net. I added a few Prima flowers along with some other shells, a small sand dollar and a scallop shell. I also cut out the seagulls on my Cricut machine using an SVG file I made and popped them up with foam dots also. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2016


I love this photo I took of the waves in Hawaii crashing up against the rocks on the North side of the island. I used the same "Coastal Escapes" papers along with the one with the fish on it from my stash. I added a couple of dollies, along with a starfish and small sand dollar from our beaches here in Campbell River. A few things from my stash including the pearl flourish which kind of mimics the ocean crashing against the rocks. It's a fairly simple layout but I was still happy with how it turned out. TFL!

Hawaii #2

Okay I'm on a role now with our Hawaii photos. This photo is of my son and granddaughter taken on Waikiki beach on our first full day in Hawaii. The Kaisercraft "Coastal Escapes" paper collection are perfect for the Hawaii photos. 

I have distressed and inked all of the papers on this layout. The only paper that is  not from this Kaisercraft collection is the paper with the fish. This was some left overs in my stash and it goes perfectly. I cut three of the papers into banners and then one rectangle shaped. I added bits of lace to different areas, shells from the beach's here in Campbell River, Prima flowers, text strips from the paper collection and a small metal palm tree embellishment from my stash. I'm quite pleased the way the layout turned out.