Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sun, Surf and Sand

Good Morning!  I have lots to share today and would like to begin by letting you know that I will begin co-hosting the Scrapbook Inspirations Challenges over at SCS starting on Monday!  Did you know that SCS had Scrapbook challenges??  They have several.   

You can check out my challenge thread at HERE.  And you can check out all the Scrapbook Challenges HERE.


Today is Creative Belli Challenge day.
The goal of the Creative Belli challenges is to encourage you to use up those old, forgotton supplies.  Not hard to find in my scraproom because I've been hoarding for years.  We would love to have you join us and play along HERE!

This weeks challenge is "circles" and "metal".  There is a sketch as well, but it is optional.  Well the circles are kinda obvious.  I used a metal tag clip and metal brads.  The background paper is by My Minds's Eye So Sophie collection.  The scalloped circle is Bazzill.  It just didn't look right as a solid color, so I grabbed my swirly stamps and created my own dp background.  That's the wonderful thing about stamps!  So many options.

So I decided to do a layout.  And chose to use my Layers of Color "Under the Sea" stamp set.  These images are so cute and worked just perfectly for this layout.  These photo's are from 2000.  My daughter was 10 (photo to far left) and my son was 12.  The 2 extra's are my neices.  We have never lived close enough for us to be able to spend time with them.  So I used to have them for a week every summer.  And go to the beach was always a part of our fun summer activities.



We would love to have you join us.  Hop over to the Creative Belli blog and check out what the other designers have created to inspire!

I hope all of you have a wonderful day filled with blessings!
Melisa

16 comments:

jdmommy said...

What a fabulous page!! I love the layout and the wonderful colors! The sentiment...things that make you go AHHH.......is so great!! WOW!

Patti J said...

Congrats, Melisa!!! I didn't know SCS even had something like that! I'll try to pop over on Monday and give you some love!!! Good luck, and have fun :) Your page is wonderful! I love the sentiments that you used, and your layout is just perfect! Great job on the challenge - hugs!

Ceal said...

oh what a gorgeous layout! I love the colors and everything about it!

Joan Ervin said...

Congrats, Melisa....sounds like we will both be co-hosting on Mondays....how fun!!! I'll pop over to see ya and maybe even do a page...shock!!!! I love your gorgeous layout today...the pictures are just precious and what great beachy details!!!!

Dani said...

Seriously gorgeous layout! Congrats on the co-host gig, might have to pop over and check it out!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fantastic page Melisa- It follows the sketch and I love all of the great embellishments you have added. Wow girlie- you are very talented!!!

joy said...

What pretty colors - and a fantastic layout -- looks like y'all had fun!

Robin Parker said...

What a fabulous layout and a great way to showcase your memories.

Martha said...

this is awesome.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Congratulations on your hosting a new challenge blog! Wow, you're amazing! I LOVE this layout. I love the colors, the theme and the shell stamps and details, perfect! I can almost hear the sound of children playing in the surf!

sandy hugs!

MaxineD said...

That LO made me go Ahhhhh :-) Wonderful Melisa, and I love the use of the LOC shell :-)

**Farrah** said...

Great LO! I love everything about it! The pics of the family are fab, and you've accented them perfectly!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

HappyCrafter said...

Very pretty layout, and I so am lusting after that cord with the shells attached LOL! HAve a great weekend :-)

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous layout Melisa! I love the Turquoise colour and the lovely beach theme. Your setting works perfectly with your photographs.
Thank you for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week for our metal challenge. We hope to see some more of your lovely creations in our forthcoming challenges.

Shirley

Miss Shawn said...

I just joined and already have found so many great projects. I am excited for more.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

What a stunning page! I so love the beach!

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