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 challenge.blogspot.com - 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!)