Saturday, May 4, 2013


Happy National Scrapbook Day!  Did you participate in any activities or events to celebrate?  I did!  Well, I only made a layout but I did something right?  

Today I made a layout for Elle's Studio Sketch Thursday challenge.  I believe I recently discovered Elle's Studio via Paper Issues.  Lately I've been wanting to participate in challenges to get me motivated to scrap.  it's been working! 

I printed some Instagram pictures using an app on my iPhone called Postal Pix.  This is my first go at printing Instagram pictures.  I'll give a review of Postal Pix tomorrow.  

Story of the layout
We went to the beach a few weeks ago (yes, it has been toasty in SoCal lately...sorry midwest and east coast ladies!).  I took plenty of pictures of my daughter *discovering* the beach.  She loved it until she face planted and literally ate sand.  Poor thing but it was pretty funny.

And guess what......I pulled out the sewing machine again!  I sewed on my layout again.  This time it came out great!  


Well, great to me since this is like the third time I have ever done this before.  The stitch came out pretty straight.  Yay me! 

I used DCWV's Surf's Up Stack and Recollections open stock paper.  I got the Polaroid frame from  LuScapandCrafts (a freebie!).  I had to convert the file to an SVG.  The stamp is Sandy Toes from Pink by Design.  I handcut the triangles on the banner.  Oh and I sewed them...yes I did!




ValByDesign, Valerie

Great job on pulling out the sewing machine! I love what real stitches add to any project. I have one sitting next to me (from my grandma), but I have no idea how to use it - lol! I love you page - great bright colors, and adorable layout! Valerie with the PND ~ TFS with us!


Love the different pieces you incorporated.... this is an amazing layout, makes me want to start scrapbooking again..... TFS with us at The Paper Nest Dolls...... xo Nikki ox

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