July 30, 2010

Sand + Sun = Fun-SOUS

I'm probably sitting happy and warm on the Beach some where in Florida as you lovely ladies are viewing my layout..LOL
sorry to be so cruel..LOL :O)
And speaking of beaches in Florida, these photos are of my daughter and I back in the summer of 1993, when we still lived in Palm Beach Co, Florida.. I was very pregnant with our eldest son Aaron and we decided to go to the beach with my mom and her friends (not pictured)..
My dd was very scared of the water, but got brave and ventured in after a whole lot of trying to talk her into it.  :O)
Well, aaaaaaaanyway, SOUS is having its Friday reveal again today, we did not have a sketch to work with this week, instead we were challenged with a "Summer Inspired!" theme..
I had so much fun designing and putting together this fun little layout..
I hope you like it as much as I do and I hope it inspires you to join in on the fun this week and get those summer photos scrapped..

Here are some close ups of the layout:

She turned out so cute..

and now for the supplies used:

Cricut cartridges:

Life's A Beach: 
Umbrella, crab, bucket and shovel, beach ball, waves and Title font
Everyday Paper Dolls:
Sand castle, clouds, sun, hair, head, piles of sand and dress
Paper Doll Dress Up:
Shells, plants
George and Basic Shapes:
Ovals for hands and feet

DCWV Linen Closet
light blue, tan, brown, cream, white and yellow

Tim Holtz distress Inks:
Shabby Shutters, walnut stain, old paper and broken china
light blue, olive green, orange, yellow, tan and brown
Glitter chalks:
cream, pink, yellow, green and light blue

Stamps by : Peachy Keen
Staz-On black ink
White gel pen for hand doodling
pop dots
Cricut Design Studio for design of of layout

well, that should do it again for me for today..
I want to thank you ladies so much for looking and please do stop by SOUS this week and check out what the rest of our talented design team has created..


  1. Soooooooo cute!! Love the happy feel of this page. It just makes me smile. :0)

  2. Oh wow you did such an AWESOME job on this! I love everything about it! Great job! :)

  3. LOVE it! OMGOsh I wish I was at the beach!! Your page is so cute!

  4. I LOVE IT!!! I love how you shade with the chalk, it just brings everything to life!!! Beautiful lo

  5. Wow! you really do amazing work! I just adore the sun! fantastic! :)

  6. I really love this so perfect :)

  7. This is just so darn cute! Love your shading, and your design. Awesome!

  8. So cute - love all your cricut cuts. The border along the bottom is amazing!

  9. I just happened upon your blog and fell in love with your layout! You have inspired me to use Life's a Beach a LOT more! Thanks!

  10. Nanne this is so adorable. I LOVE the beach and everything to do with it as you know. The inking is perfect, you just can't help but LOVE this page! Have Fun On The Beach!!! TFS

  11. AHHHH! This is phenomenal! SO CUTE! I love how you worked in the beach toys and sand castle in a lot of the same colors yet they still stick out fantastically because of your chalking! Love it!

  12. Oh Nanne, I just love this! You do wonders with Cricut cuts! You really do! All the inking/chalking does so much for them and I always love your white pen accents!
    Well here's to more photos during your vacation!

    Love you lots!!!

  13. This is so cute! Great job love what you did with the paper doll!

  14. Nanne - this layout is amazing..the colors are perfect and I love all the details....the RED crab just POPS on this page - LOVE IT!! hugs, T

  15. Nanne, this is just tooo cute!!! The die cuts are amazing and your shading is fabulous!! The photos aren't bad either!! :o)