Sunday, June 6, 2010


I just completed a layout using this sketch from Aphra Bolyer for Creative Scrappers:

And here's my layout:

This is a photo taken of good friends at the beach last summer.  I used Anna Griffin paper and embellishments.  The hibiscus blossom is a Close To My Heart stamp that I used strategically to cover up someone's rear end in the background of the photo--lol!  I also used CTMH cardstock and ink in Moonstruck for the photo mat and the random stamped blue pieces at the bottom.  The hibiscus match the print in Rex's shirt.  Here's a close up of the flower embellishment:

The leaves are cut from more of the Anna Griffin paper--actually this is the reverse side of the orange pattern.  This paper pack is gorgeous!  The CTMH stamp sets that I used are C1356 Extreme Happiness and C1358 Surf's Up.  Check them out on my website HERE!
I am also using this layout in the following challenges:
Order of the Opus Gluei--Challenge #58--Life's a Beach
Crafty Hos--6/6--Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend--Challenge #40--Summer/Travel Theme
Raise the Bar--Challenge # 21--Celebrate Summer


  1. love this...i love the summer theme of the layout and i love the summer theme of your blog design :)

  2. Toni, I LOVE this layout. It looks so warm and inviting. I LOVE that paper too. I used it to make a mini album for a cruise I went on last year. Thank you so much for playing with us on OPUS GLUEI.

  3. What a great layout, thank you for participating at Opus Gluei. Love seeing a layout that captures the mood of the photos and this really does - your friends look so happy and relaxed and the layout is very evocative of that!

  4. Beautiful scrapbook page! I love the layout. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

  5. Love the vibrant, tropical colours. Great work at covering up an unwanted part of the photo - the stamped flower works great. Thanks for playing with Creative Scrappers this week.

  6. What an awesome layout! I love the flower!!!

    Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho's Challenge this week!

  7. WHEE - The blue and orange is just gorgeous together!!! I love the expoy embellishments and beautiful blue hibiscus flower!!! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  8. Wow what a beautiful layout! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope you will join us again!

  9. Great card! Thanks for joining the Crafty Hos this week! Hope you''ll be back next week! :)