Monday, July 19, 2010


We didn't really hit the beach this summer, but Hannah sure enjoys any opportunity to get wet. The July challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use something you take to or find at the beach. I thought it would be fun to put a piece of beach towel on a layout and my dear husband conveniently ripped one, so I cut out this cute frog image from the towel to use. The letters and frame are cut from Cindy Loo. I think the layout is fun and summery and very beach-y!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th! We spent the day with family and friends and way too much food - but it was so worth it. Today I was really looking forward to working with some beautiful patriotic patterned papers I picked up from Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg. It's too hot to be outside today, so I've been spending H.'s naptime working on a couple of layouts.
In my first layout, I used more of the We R Memory Keepers "Old Glory" line. Don't you love the firecracker cut (from Stand and Salute)? I used it to replace the "i" in the title. The font is Storybook. The pearls are from Queen & Co. I paired them with a button from Fancy Pants to make the fireworks up in the right hand corner. Speaking of Fancy Pants, they recently came out with the "Family" line of papers that are so wonderful for summer and 4th of July pages. I used them for my next layout, featuring me and my H. eating our 4th of July corn on the cob. Any Cricut cuts on this page are from Graphically Speaking. The cute die cut is from We R Memory Keepers. If you want to see these layouts in person, stop by Scrapdoodles soon and pick up some of these awesome paper lines for your summer projects!
The layout design for this page is based on a sketch featured this week on Stuck on U Sketches. Another great challenge blog, Frosted Designs, is challenging everyone to use red, white, and blue, and stars and stripes on their layouts this week. Thanks to those blogs for the great inspiration!