Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fun in the Sun!

Welcome to the Summer Time Blog Hop! You should have came from Teresa's Blog. We have a wonderful group of creative ladies on this hop, and if you haven't already make sure you start at Suzanne's Blog.

For today's hop, I made a layout for a scrapbook I am making my cousin for Christmas. He is an extremely brave and amazing young man who joined the U.S. Navy last October. I am currently working on an album of his first year. SHHH... don't tell him. :)
This particular page was inspired by a visit from his mom and friends to the ocean near where he is located going through school. He's studying to be a nuclear engineer! (No, I'm not proud at all! lol) I hope you enjoy!

Cardstock - Yellow, Sand, Light Blue, Orange, Purple, Green, Blue
Patterned Paper - 9 different patterns
Cricut Cartridges - Art Philosophy, Graphically Speaking, Cheerful Seasons, George & Basic Shapes, Traveler
s.e.i. Puff Alphabet Stickers in Blueberry

Start with a 12x12 sheet of yellow cardstock. Cut the sand cardstock to 11.5x11.5. Adhere it to yellow. I used my ATG tape gun. (Which I have fallen in love with!) Using my Cricut Expression, I cut Circle4 Decorative Layer from the Art Philosophy cartridge out of light blue cardstock at 10 inches, and I centered that onto the sand cardstock.

Next, cut your strips of patterned paper. Here are the sizes I cut, starting from the top: 1.5x6, .75x6, .5x6, .5x8, .5x8, .5x8, .75x6.5

Using two more patterned papers, I cut the clouds from Graphically Speaking at 2 inches and 1.5 inches. The sun is cut from Cheerful Seasons using orange and yellow cardstock at 2.5 inches. I cropped both of my photos to 4x4, and matted them on purple cardstock cut at 4.25x4.25. The circles are cut at 1.5 inches from George and Basic Shapes from patterned paper, and adhered to the back of one of the mats so that only half of each circle is showing. The shells are from the Traveler cartridge. Shell1 is cut at 1.5 inches using green and orange cardstock, and Shell2 is cut at 2 inches using purple and blue cardstock.

Arrange all of the items onto your background and adhere accordingly. Add your title, and ta-da, you have an awesome summer layout!

Don't forget about the awesome grand prize worth $60 donated by Zannie Berry Scrapbooking. Make sure to leave a comment and follow all of the stops on this hop to be entered in a chance to win these awesome items!

Here is the lineup. Make sure to check out each stop!


  1. super job on your layout, wishing I was have a great sunday,

  2. super summery layout...


  3. Great summer layout. Thanks for the detailed instructions on your project. I'm glad I was able to be apart of this great Summertime Hop
    Tammy S

  4. Fabulous summer layout!! Great choice of papers and love those shells!! Glad to be part of this hop with you!!
    TFS :0)

  5. Go Navy! ~~ Awesome LO, love the diecuts and colors. Thanks for the recipe of your cuts. Following youer blog :)

  6. Really really really love your layout! So much fun! Makes me want to do a beach layout! Love all of the details you included on your project. Thank you for participating in this blog hop. Love your beautiful layout.

  7. Love the feel of your layout. Came here from Deezy Does It....but always enjoy a good hop, so plan to visit everyone else's pages.

  8. Wonderful layout, it makes you think you are at the beach. I like how you used the paper so it looks like sand. All the elements are great & the photos are perfect. Your cousin will really appreciate you making this for him. I'm following you on GFC.


  9. beautiful layout,thanks for the details.iam your new follower.

  10. What a beautiful page! He will love his gift!
    I am a follower of your blog :)

  11. This is a beautiful layout. I love the background you used and layers. Great job!!

  12. what a FUN LO Dorothy! Love the use of the doily in the background.
    Great being in this hop with you!

  13. Awesome layout. I like the die cuts. TFS AJ-

  14. Such a special surprise for him! Love this layout! I'm a follower now! :) thanks!

  15. Love the photos surrounded by the waves and shells! So summery!!

    I am a new follower by email. :)

  16. Wonderful layout--I like embellishments you made.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com