Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Layout Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Layout Blog Hop! 

Hopefully you just came from Sarah Fitzgerald's Blog- ClickWriteShare ! 
In preparing for my Seaside Layout Class using the Seaside paper and Complements from Close to My Heart, I came up with this fun beach layout inspired by one I found somewhere on the internet and can no longer find!! I found it!  
The seashells, Life's a beach and beach sign and title come from the stickers called the Seaside Complements which coordinate with the Seaside paper!

Seaside paper

Seaside Complements 

To hang the banners, I used our retired Baker's Twine and Hemp. I also inked the edges of everything with Saddle Ink and a Sponge.  The sand is Champagne paper distressed with two colors of ink and the chair was originally Colonial White and was distressed with Lagoon and Saddle Ink .

One hint I have to stretch your buck is to cut our Sponge into 6 to 8 pieces and use them and wash them after, for lots of use from a $1.25 product!

The flip flops have a touch of bling with the Bitty Sparkles.

Most everything is cut from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge with supplementation from the Life's a Beach cartridge with the beach chair!

Check out my blog tomorrow for the second page of the Layout Class for more info on how to take the class or order the kit!

For the next stop on the Summer Layout Blog Hop go to Lynn Bisset-

If you get lost along the way here is the list of all the blogs!
1. Becki Adams
2. Debbie Hodge ‪
3. Sarah Fitzgerald
4. Linda Norman
5. Lynn Bisset
6. Diana Brinsley-


  1. That string of banners is a brilliant base for several photos and I love how you've really set a scene for the photos that can emulate the real live setting.

  2. I love your layout! It has a lot of interest!

  3. I love what you did with this layout! Great design! :)

  4. I have the Artbooking and Life's a Beach cartridges - what a gorgeous page you made with them and Close to My Heart's paper, complements
    and twine!

  5. I love this fun layout! Love the color scheme .... makes me want to spend a day at the beach! :)

  6. I just love the banners. So great for beach photos!!