Friday, July 31, 2009


We chartered a fishing boat last week on vacation. Had tons of fun, but all we caught were sharks. Used Life's a Beach for everything here.....shark at 4" (inked) at 3". Lettering is 2" cut on silver metallic foil. The background is embossed striped paper, torn into waves, and pieced together. Added some bright blue ribbon trim, and used about a million pop dots.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wet Toes

Took my sweet little nephew Bo to the beach for the first time last week. He really didn't know what to think of the waves, but he kept squealing, "Wet Toes!" This layout is pretty minimalistic as far as my scrappin' tends to go, but I don't think it needs another thing. I used American Crafts paper.....cut it out to make waves....used some for the border too. The seagulls are from Life's a Beach....cut on 4"........layer in grey......regular cut in white. Used black sharpie, gold gel pen, and silver ink to make them look real. Bent one wing on each so the layout would have some dimension.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Craig Did It!

Just getting around to scrappin' Craig's graduation. I used a paper set from Oriental Trading as well as some individual papers and embellishments I've been collecting through the year. Used his program and ticket on the pages too. 2009 is Cricut Keystone in metallic silver.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Feelin' Kinda Crabby

Here is Michael at Joe's Crab Shack while in Myrtle Beach. I printed the picture as an 8 x 10; then trimmed around him. I cut a large circle (used a dinner plate template) out of the polka dot paper and cut it in half; attached slightly offset. The wave rubon and whales come from the paper set, but I needed a bigger one. Cricut to the rescue.....whale is from Life's a Beach....added ink and used Sharpie to doodle the plaid. The crab is from LAB too. Inked and popped...and don't you just love those huge wiggle eyes. Title is from American Crafts lettering ( 3 varieties) Buttons to finish the edge...........and just HAD to put that adorable little parrot rubon on Michael's shoulder

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sea Swirls - A Spoonful of Sugar #61

Just returned from a family vacation to South Carolina, and this is my first layout from the trip. I thought the pictures were so cute and went with the patterned paper so well, I didn't want to "decorate" it too much. Used pop dots behind a couple of pictures for dimension. The Swirls are from Mickey and Friends.....layered and inked with a silver metallic ink for depth. No title because his name is written in the sand on the bottom picture.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

scrap swap characters

I signed up for a swap where you had to make a paper doll and a title for a boy, a girl, a holiday, and anything goes. Here are my creations!