Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hey gang,

Two posts in one day?!  Gasp.  Thanks for all the well wishes for Lara.  She got some antibiotics yesterday, so she should be on the mend soon from her sinus infection.  She's off at school for pajama day and is happy as a clam, despite still being on breathing treatments.  She is always such a ray of sunshine.

Over last weekend I went to a scrapbook store and saw My Mind's Eye Follow your heart and Miss Caroline collections.  Gorgeousness!!!  So my friend Stacy and I had to snap some up to scrap with.  Here is the layout I made with a little bit of both collections.  The photo is of the trip we took to St. Barts with my friend Stacy and her husband.  It was the most amazing 10 days ever!!!!  The journaling reads, "St. Barts in July 2011 was a dream come true.  Relaxing by the pool, playing in the surf & spending time with best friends. - Bliss"

My layout is based on the sketch challenge over at Once Upon a sketch.  I just love the sunburst in bling up in the corner.  I added an epoxy brad to the center (also MME).

Both the Sunburst and the blue swirls are part of the Miss Caroline collection.  The two gorgeous metal embellishments (butterfly and circular epoxy element w/ butterflies in the right hand corner) are from BoBunny.  I distressed the larger circle and the picture border and inked it in a pretty blue chalk.  I added ribbon to the journaling strips to give them a little pizzazz.  And of course, I had fun adding beautiful flowers and a bit of bling :)

I am entering my layout in the following challenges:
Once Upon a sketch - sketch challenge with theme of vacation
Do You Stack Up? - Distress
Simon Says Stamps - use three different papers
Divas by Design challenge - Bling it up
More than Favors wacky wednesday challenge - Circles

Hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday.  (It's almost Friday!)



Stacy H-W said...

Gorgeous layout and fabulous trip!!!

Kelly Massman said...

I love the colors/hexagons and big bling burst, too! Wonderful layout! Thanks for visiting me, too! :-)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous layout!! I love the tropical feel!! The flowers are so pretty and wow, the sunburst is fabulous :)

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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous layout, love your sunburst looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a great lay-out! Love the sunburst! Glad to hear your little one is feeling better! I am behind on visiting and happy to be catching up!

WencheP said...

It's beautiful. Love the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Angi said...

Super fabulous. That sunburst is sooo creative. So glad to hear that Lara is doing better. :)

Judy said...

Glad to hear Lara is better. This page is so beautiful. You are a very talented paper designer. I'm following you back on the linky tool. Have a good weekend.

Jan Garber said...

Lovely Summer layout! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

So beautiful, it smells summer! ;o)
Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

EFI said...

Fabulous layout! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Digi Darla said...

This is such a neat card. The layout is so unique.
Come join the fun at Digi Darla's. :-)

Carolina said...

What a fab layout! That sun with the brad is gorgeous!

Carolina said...

So much fun!

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous page layout love the colours!

Thanks for sharing with us over at Divas by Design!

Big hugs Jo xx

Irini said...

fabulous looks like you had so much fun!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once UponA...Sketch

Naomi said...

WONDERFUL LO! Love that woodgrain background and your GORGEOUS flower embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

Marcea said...

Gorgeous layout and really fab papers!!!!Thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog last week. We have a new challenge up so please pop over and join in the fun.

Eleni Gratsia said...

Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us on OUAS!