Friday, July 29, 2011

Splash Layout

I made this layout using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme #51.

I used the Pack Your Bags cart (definitely one of my favs!) to cut the title, the waves, the sun, and the circles that I wanted to look like bubbles (for these cuts I used Layer 1 of the boat steering wheel one). I outlined the title with a light blue gel pen and some of the waves too. I added some buttons (I love buttons and have a HUGE collection that I never use cuz I never want to give them up lol) for bubbles. I got the buttons to stay by using Terrifically Tacky Tape.. this stuff is the best!! It holds ANYTHING! I cut the frame out at 5.5 x 7.5 and then cut the inside at 4.75 x 6.75. Then I used my Sew Easy and some brown floss to stitch on the frame. This was my very first time actually stitching on a project and my first time using my Sew Easy.. which really is SO EASY! I can't even imagine how much time it saved me to have this awesome tool. The pic was a 5x7 and I had to cover some of it with the frame but I love how it turned out. You wouldn't believe it if I told you but I spent at least 2 hrs on this one layout.. Layouts take me forever but I love making them more than anything.. Im still working on my style thow.. so I love having sketches to work with. The journaling strips are cut at different lengths and heights.

And this is a pic of Adam snorkeling in John Pennekamp State Park in FL while on a little "Vacation".. Adam really got sent down to FL for work but we ended up basically getting a few weeks of vacation for free which was SOOOOOOO nice. I mean we went ALL over. We drove from IL (which was where we were living at the time) and saw tons of stuff on the way down and back.. and since we took our truck we were able to go anywhere we wanted so we drove all the way down to the Keys for this trip.. and actually ended up taking a ferry to the Dry Tortugas and camping ... super fun stuff!!

So Im entering this layout into the following challenges:
Sketches in Thyme - #51
Scrapbookaholic By Abby - #10
The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe (I was actually able to get 2 different lines in here lol: stitching, water theme, 1 pic layout, & journaling strips, buttons, 1 pic layout.. not bad!)

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!


  1. Love the layout.... very cute!!!!! I love the way you used the buttons and swirls
    Lisa J.

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  3. Great summery layout. Your Cricut cuts are perfect. Wonderful job. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

  4. This is so cute! I'm a new follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog... For some reason you didn't show up in my followers... :)

  5. Hi Jamie--you have won my blog candy-please see my blog!

  6. Such a fun layout! Thank you for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

  7. nice job with the sketch, such a fun page! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  8. Fabulous picture, and way to capture it just right! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Sketches in Thyme!

  9. Great Layout!! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!

    DT Ashley


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