Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beachy Layout


The long weekend is coming!  Woohoo!!  Happy almost Labor Day weekend!  I hope you have something fun planned.  I have no idea what we're going to do yet, but it's sure to be a blast!

So, since it's Thursday, it's time for another Scrapbook Challenge over at MFP Speedy TV.  I'm thinking that since it's a holiday weekend AND the 5th Thursday of the month, Gemiel decided to take it easy on us this week, and is giving us another ANYTHING GOES theme!  



Remember this challenge is strictly scrapbook layouts, no cards please.  You have to use stamps on your pages. They don't have to be Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use them you will be entered twice for a chance to win.  And here's the super-cute stamp you could possibly win this week!




I decided to do another double page layout this week.  I know...surprise surprise!  I just love 2-page layouts for some reason.  I guess they look more cohesive in the scrapbooks.  Or maybe, it just gives me more room to tell my story. For this layout, I used pics of my adorable hubby from a few years back when we went on a day trip to the beach. After I had finished most of the layout and adhered the title, "Ocean Shores,"  I realized that was the wrong beach on that particular trip...oops!  So I may or may not go back and try to fix the title!


I used a page kit I picked up a few weekends ago at a scrapbook destashing sale me and some friends had.  We all sold lots of stuff, but also ended up buying TONS of each other's stuff!  I found some page kits I liked and bought them up!  I love page kits because so many of the choices are already made for you, but you can still add in whatever you want to make it your own!


Most everything I used except ribbon and most of the letters were from my kit.  I found a few other embellishments from my stash that fit perfectly.


I made the majority of this layout at my friend's crop on Tuesday, and while I was getting things laid out and positioned how I wanted, I dropped my chipboard letter, "B" onto the floor.  I hunted all over and couldn't find it.  Eventually, someone else noticed my friend's puppy chewing on the letter!  It was mostly gone by the time we found it!  Haha!  So I did a little improv and ended up cutting the letter out of some of the paper in the kit, popping it up, and adding some color coordinated bling.  Presto...a happy accident!


I found the sentiment from the new Mark's Finest Paper Pocket Watches stamp set, to fit in perfectly with the mood of the page!


I would love to see you link up with us this week!  You have until next Wednesday evening at 8 pm EST!  See you there!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

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