Monday, May 2, 2011

Let The Summer Begin (2010)

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!!

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Wow were quick;-)

Gorgeous masculine layout. You used Liz'sketch beautifully. Thank you for playing along with the challenge.


Fabulous layout. Every detail is just perfect. Many thanks for joining Frosted Designs stripes and polka dots Challenge this week!

Nadia Cannizzo

This is just awesome Karen! I love seeing your name everywhere and its nice to recognise a familiar name :o) Thanks for playing along at BITW!


Awesome layout! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.


Awesome LO, you have done an amazing job with this, I love the colors

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Design and I look forward to seeing more of your work


Vicky Varvadouka

Wow!!! How cool is that??? Awesome combination of colors and a great take on the sketch!Thanks for playing along in both "The Scrappiest" & "BITW"!!!


Fantastic boy LO Susan.. really eye-catching!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :)

Helen Tilbury

What a gorgeous layout! Thanks for playing along at Bird is the Word!

Lisa Amiet

This is a really cool layout! Thanks for joining in xoxo

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