>> Thursday, June 16, 2011
Good Thursday morning everyone! Now that summer is upon us, that means lots of summertime fun with plenty of photo ops. I thoroughly enjoy spending summer days on the beach; who doesn't?! I love looking back at past years trips to the beach & getting inspired to pack our beach bag, cooler & road trip to the coast.
My layout share for today showcases one of my favorite photos I made last year. Spending a wonderful time chillin' on the beach while my two little's had an amazing time catching waves.
To create this layout, I layered two decorative border strips together, creating a slim band in the middle. I embellished the area with bits of chipboard shapes, rub-ons & a single flower. I didn't want to overwhelm the page with too many embellishments, but I also wanted some impact to the design.
I was originally going to use just the one large 5" x 7" photo on the page & add journaling strips, but it didn't seem complete enough to me. So, I printed out extra photos & used my circle cutter to finish my page. Added the tiny ABC stickers & the 12" journaling photo strip at the bottom, topping it off with a decorative border just for fun. I like how the circles through the page balances with splashes of blues tones throughout.
White creating this layout, I got the urge to plan several trips to the beach this summer. I even called up my parents letting them know of our plans for a visit & to beware of all the sand that will be invading their home this summer, once again.
Have a wonderful week, Cheers!
Lily Bee Supplies:
This & That Pretty Fabric
This & That ABC Stickers
Picket Fence Mixed Cardstock Stickers
Picket Fence ABC Stickers
Christmas Town Chipboard Stickers
Three Little Birds Laugh 12x12 Rub-Ons
Petaloo Floral Embellishment