Friday, July 10, 2015

Beach Fun for Funday Friday

Hi you all! Oh it really has been one of those types of weeks! Must be from that long weekend I had last week to cause a really long week this week, but thank goodness it's Friday in fact it is Funday Friday! Over at Jo's Scrap Shack this week's challenge for Funday Friday is
"Nautical Seascapes"
Our sponsors are Di's Digi Stamps and Bugaboo Stamps. I used Bugaboo's stamp: Beach Border: and from the png file I created a cut file in my Silhouette software. It took a bit to figure it out, but it did cut out better than I though it was going to:
This layout was planned for this theme the pictures and the thoughts behind doing the diecut title, but yesterday in my email I seen in the daily bloglovin email the sketch from Sketch N Scrap and knew that was the one I wanted to use for my layout:
It's their Twistback Thursday Sketch and besides using the sketch you have to use the twist too which was Old/Vintage photos. These are definetly photos from an earlier time in my life and the prints came from old slides (really need to figure out how to clean them up before scanning). 
I'm also doing May Flaum's Camp Scrap this month and this is this week's challenge to do monochromatic. So I chose to stay in the blues other than that neutral tan for the diecut . I used one piece of paper from last month's counterfeit kit and went to my blues paper drawer to find the rest of the blues needed for the layout.
Close up of the diecut I created. Will have to play around more with this new found knowledge of making diecuts :)
This little bottom block was fun to create, I used the stamp from the CTMH Seaside workshop on the go stamped in Brilliant ink from SU, I used the waves stickers and enamel dots from a Jolee's dimensional sticker pack for the circles in the sketch. The starfish came from a K&Copany chipboard sticker collection and the playing in the waves and the word spots came from a Recollections dimensional stickers.
The misting came from Heidi Swapp's Teal color shine, flicking it around the layout for texture.
I figured that one open spot with nothing in it was perfect to use for m journaling. Not much to add other than the who, what, when, where type of  thing in paragraph form. So glad that May Flaum challenged us this week with the color challenge and so glad that sketch showed up in my email cause both really made this layout work :)
I'm also linking this up to Scrap Our Stash stash challenge with the word : PHOTOS:
P: Pattern Paper, Pennants
H: Heidi Swapp Teal color shine mist
O: Ocean theme
T: Thickers
O: odd number of photos
S: Starfish, stamp, sketch

To complete the stash challenge, I used the following items:
P ~ Punch, Pink Sticker
H ~ Hashtag
O ~ Orange Sticker
T ~ Twine, Tag, Tab
O ~ Oval (camera lens in patterned paper)
S ~ Stitching (faux zigzig), Selfie sticker, Sequins"
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So now it's your turn to create a card, layout or project with that Nautical theme :) I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Our Sponsors this week are:
Di's Digis
   The winner will win a $12 gift voucher to Di's online store!!!!
Bugaboo Stamps
The winner will win a 7 pack of digis of their choice!!!!

 So make sure to play along this week~
    Starts: Friday, July 10th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, July 17th 6:00PM
(Eastern time)
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until July 17th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


  1. Hi Tina! I'm doing Camp Scrap too. Very pretty take on the monochromatic color scheme. Having a color drawer must be a great help - I have some color boxes for embellishments but haven't sorted my papers that way.

  2. Your layout is awesome and I love the die cut that you made! It's fabulous and so creative. I also love the way you used your items from your stash. Thanks for joining us at Scrap our Stash!

  3. Love your fun title piece and the great color scheme, perfect for beach photos! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  4. Loving all the blues-Such a great monochromatic page! The diecut is perfect for the layout! I really like the misting of the layout - gives the fun splash feel of the beach with the waves and bubbles too. Thanks for joining us at Sketch~N~Scrap!

  5. Wow, what a fabulous layout Tina! I love that you were able to cut the Bugaboo title out like that, it looks so cool looking! I love the sketch you used too and all the embellishments. Your pics are great, you are so lucky to have these kinds of pictures. Hugs, Brenda

  6. wow, this is a wonderful seaside LO! Love the title work... its sensational!

  7. This is a fantastic seascape layout Tina!! I LOVE the monochromatic shades of blue. Definitely love the title and photos. So glad that you found a new way to create die cuts, always good when we discover something new and fun, huh? :)
    Great layout my friend, and hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  8. Fab page - loving the title work!

  9. Congrats on using the png file. I have to google how to do it every time!!

  10. This is such a fun layout! Great use of the sketch and I love that die cut! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  11. I love the way your title turned out! Super cute! Your whole layout is beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Sketch N Scrap!

  12. Great page and wonderful Beach die cut! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  13. Totally awesome and fun LO. Love the details and stash used for your project. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog!

  14. awesome layout! Thank you for joining us at SOS

  15. Great Beach / Summer Layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!!

  16. hi fun and fabulous, I love beach layout. Thank you for joining in with us at SCRAP OUR STASH x

  17. Great layout, love how the beach title turned out, it was definitely worth the effort. The blues are perfect for this layout challenge.
    Cindy F

  18. Great monochromatic layout and all those challenges combined are great! Glad to hear you're enjoying Camp Scrap and your kit to make great pages!

  19. How awesome is your layout! Love the whole water theme and the photos are great! Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap

  20. your beach title die cut is fantastic! great job! I love the entire layout! thanks so much for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap this month!


  21. Wonderful take on the word stash challenge. I love the title. Thank you for joining us T Scrap Our Stash.

  22. Amazing layout!! Love all the blue for your water theme!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  23. Great layout! Love the title. :) Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  24. Great page! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash.

  25. Very cool! Made me feel like I was at the beach! Thanks for participating in Scrap Our Stash challenges!

  26. Super fun beach layout! Love the title too! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  27. Congratulations Tina for being the July winner at Sketch N Scrap!