I really need to get to bed but I REALLY wanted to finish this layout too!! Guess what won! I am so disappointed that I had the day off from work today and only got two layouts (plus one other I can't show yet) complete. But on the other hand, I'm about $300 poorer and the kids are now set with Summer clothes and shoes. We went to Marshalls and got a couple good deals on clothing there and I found a bunch more scrapbooking kits and MAMBI and DCWV stacks. I picked up a few things but not too much. I tend to stay away from the big stacks of paper that all coordinate because I get bored with the same colors/looks. I like to mix it up in my scrapping! Then we headed to Rue 21 (the new favorite store of the teens in this area....and the clothes are CHEAP!!) and finished up at Target for some basics like socks, gym shorts, etc.
As soon as we got home and finished dinner, I was starting to check out the blogs I follow. The second one I stopped at was Liz at The Scrappiest who had posted a new sketch today. I truly enjoy creating layouts with her sketches and I knew right away the photo I would use, but had no clue as to papers. So I just pulled a couple of envelopes and came across the polka dot paper (which means I can enter the Frosted Designs challenge again!) and the blue background by Kaisercraft Seaside Collection. I paired that up with the back side of some Bo Bunny Paradise and I was on my way to a layout! The silhouette palm trees have been in my stash forever and I thought they looked really striking against the yellow! Another item that has been in my stash for at least 4 years that I got at my LSS that closed 2 years ago were these wooden circles that are "burned" with beachy words. I inked some white glitter Thickers to match the blue background, finished off the title with Glitz Parchment mini letters and some "Dymo label gun look" stickers in a Summer theme that I've also had forever! There's a good mix of old and new on this page!!
I was definitely having a hard time coming up with a title for the page. My initial thoughts went to the sunglasses but nothing really sounded right. Then I remembered that there is a Bird Is The Word challenge to use BEGIN. Well, since this picture was taken on the first trip to the beach last year, I went with that! LET THE SUMMER BEGIN! I'm chanting that now even though its only May 2!
I will probably not be back until Wednesday as Matt has a game tomorrow. Unless, of course, I can squeeze some scrapping in before gametime!!