I'm working on getting a few more of the August Challenges done over at A Cherry On Top. The above layout is for the challenge to scrap something that is a summer tradition. For us, its naturally the beach because we live here, but more specifically is Grilling on the beach. This photo was from last summer and the grill in the photo is no longer with us. It WAS a boat grill that John adapted for use on the trailer hitch of his truck. But we've moved up in the world of beach grilling and now have a fancy Cuisinart grill that I got at a GREAT price at Kohls in the beginning of the summer!! Its a tradition for us and lots of others to get a permit to drive onto the beach and once there we set up shop! We are not as extreme as some....I swear they bring their entire kitchen with them and some of the food that is made on these grills is amazing...not your average burger and dogs! There are full racks of ribs, seafood in every form, steaks, you name it...its being grilled on the beach! And of course you can't forget the cocktails! I used nothing but leftovers on this layout. The paper strips are mostly Bella Blvd. All Inclusive except for the one orange strip which is WRMK White Out. The flip flops and sunglasses were leftover from a packagae of K&Co embellishments, the letters are leftover Bella Blvd. I didn't use a single full piece of anything! Love that!
This challenge was to use the word ALWAYS for your title. The photo is just a random snapshot I took while John was trying to fix the air pump for the kids bikes. I used a mish-mash of stuff on this. Most of the paper is My Minds Eye "So Sophie" with the exception of the white background one which is Basic Grey Oliver. The clock is by Jolees as is the journaling tag which was printed on the inside of the package of clocks! The brad holding the tag in place and the lettering is Basic Grey, the tiny bingo card I cut out of the packaging from a pack of JenniBowlin bingo cards, the leaves, key and butterfly are all K&Co.