Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My favorite things...A day at the beach...

Hi there everyone,

What a week...
I've made several layouts for that album I'm working on and it is so much fun!!!
Seeing pictures of my grandkids when they were babies is just PRICELESS!!!
It's hard to even stop looking at pictures and deciding what to scrap. I can't include all the pics just because they're so cute, I have to pick important events. But, for me, that is the hardest part. I ooh and aah and procrastinate. Finally, I have to just make myself stop, decide and get on with it.

This layout I am showing today is the last one I made, because one of my favorite challenge sites is "Scrapping Every Day Miracles" and their new one for July is to scrap about "favorite things". That was great because I wanted to include these pictures in the album and they represent my very favorite things...family & beach. There is nothing I like better than to be with my family AND be at the beach.  I always tell people that when I get to heaven, God will have a place for me by the ocean. I can really see it...a nice open cottage...lots of windows...a beach, an adirondack chair, a pretty white large shawl and a paint canvas with brushes and paints. (I don't have the talent to paint here on earth...but it's one of the gifts I want in heaven).  Daydreaming again....what's your dream????
http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.no/  favorite things and an office supply item. Mine is the star paperclip.

Okay, on to my layout...
I have to tell you that this is a lift from a layout I saw on someone's blog a long time ago. I printed it out and have used it several times since. It's such a different layout and I've liked it every time I've had the chance to do it. This one is the beach, but it would be really good in snow too...

The pictures were taken in 1995 with our middle daughter and her three youngsters. The baby at the top is baby Rachel. That skinny guy in the middle is my hubby. That layout was perfect. You have to cut the pics up really narrow and that brings the images to the front focus.  So, as I am sure you can tell, I am happy with the outcome.

So here's the other challenges I am entering:
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/anything goes...
         fun with family and grandchildren
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/summer sizzle
         what's more sizzling than a day at the beach with little people!!!
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/summer pictures and colors
         It's hard to see on the photo, but I used white pearl paint to stencil circles         on the background and also stamped quite a few dragonflies around the tiles.
 http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ freestyle...anything goes.

That's it for today.
Have a very blessed day...



  1. That is such a fabulous layout!!! What a joy to see those pictures. Love what you have written.

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  2. A beautiful piece of journaling, what fun! Thanks for sharing it with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  3. What a delightful page of your fave summertime activity. You've showcased these gorgeous photos so beautifully and I love that you've journaled in your own hand! Thanks for joining the Scrapping Everyday Miracles July “Favorite Things” Challenge ~ Blessings, Tracey


  4. This is a lovely layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Dutch Dare.

    Hugs Helen xx

  5. Super layout. Love the embellishments and beach paper. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

  6. Elena, I want to come visit your cottage in heaven. That sounds wonderful!! =) Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at SEM. I think you layout is very special and you have good taste in favorite things. ;)

  7. I really like your beach background paper, and all the photos you were able to use in your layout! And aren't shaped paperclips so fun? Thanks for joining our July Main Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! **Please join us on July 11-14th for our 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!**

  8. Great page! I love the beach scene you have created!

  9. beautiful page!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at SEM

  10. love the multiple pics! love this summer layout! thanks for joining us over at SEM!

  11. Love this pretty layout Elena--really love the beach scene at the bottom. And what great things to scrap about...your family and the beach (definitely 2 of my favorite things too)!. Thanks so much for joining in our Main Challenge this month at SEM--great job!

  12. Great beach layout! Adorable photos! Thanks for playing along with us at SEM!


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