Thursday, May 23, 2013

Beach Life

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and  it is the kickoff to summer. (Although it seems like we will be getting a lot of rain - YUCK!) I thought sharing a beach layout would be a great way to celebrate summer coming.

I love using sketches and color challenges to create my layouts.  I host two each month but I also enjoy playing around with other challenges.  Let's face it, I create more than two scrapbook layouts a month and the inspiration helps.

Today I am playing along with the Sketch from The Paper Bakery and the color challenge from Color Me Scrappy.  I love combining two challenges.  The sketch caught my eye because I love arrows on a page.  The colors worked well with the beach theme.




One more thing: I created my own "chipboard" letters for the word LIFE.  Using a hot cocoa box and the patterned paper, I cut out the letters twice and adhered the paper letters to the cardboard ones.  It makes them pop off the page a little and gives the title more depth [just like the chipboard arrows - which I sanded a little].


Happy Memorial Day Weekend, 


 

36 comments:

  1. This is awesome! You did a fabulous job with both challenges! Love those pp's! And awesome job on the chipboard letters!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. Thank you for your kind words. Means a lot coming from you. I always enjoy when you stop by.

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  2. Love your layout!!! You did a great job combining both.

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    1. Thank you Jessica. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and share your kind words.

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  3. Fabulous page, Leslie. You totally created the feel of summer and being on the beach. Such a cool way to add some depth to your title!

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    1. Thanks Lisa for your sweet comment. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

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  4. Love this layout Leslie, the colours and design are fabulous...as is the photo. Loving your chipboard letters too. Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol. I will be making more chipboard letters and shapes for sure. So glad you stopped by to visit xo

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  5. Great job! I love the sketch you chose and what you did with it.

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    1. Thank you Darcy for taking the time to stop by and leave a nice comment. :)

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  6. I really REALLY love those papers!!!

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    1. Thanks Christy. They are fun to work with. Check them out at www.thememorynest.com if you would like to see what they all look like!

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  7. Very awesome layout! I love the arrows and letters and will have to give that a try! Thanks for the tip! :)

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    1. Thanks Katy. Glad you like the layout. Have fun making chipboard letters.

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  8. Leslie! You did such an amazing job using the colors for this challenge! And I really like your take on that fabulous sketch, too! The arrows look fantastic and you scrapped your photos beautifully! Your home-made chipboard letters are so creative and fun! Thank you so much for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!

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    1. My pleasure joining you on Color Me Scrappy. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and share your kind words. I look forward to playing along again.

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  9. Love the sketch and color combo and your interpretation! Just beautiful. Love those colors. And love how your letters came out. So cool!

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    1. Thank you Patricia for your kind comments. I appreciate you stop by. The letters were fun to create. I will definitely make more chipboard letters.

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  10. Nice layout, the color scene worked out well!!
    Love the arrows too! :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Glad you like the arrows.

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  11. The pic suits the colours perfectly and good job on the title that you made yourself. Thank you for joining us at Colormescrappy and hope to see your lovely layouts again
    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary. I had a lot of fun creating this layout. Thank you for stopping by. Visit again soon.

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  12. Hey Leslie! Awesome layout and great job with your letters. They're great!!
    So nice to see you playing along with us again at Color Me Scrappy!
    Hope the weather turns around for you this weekend.

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    1. Thanks Lynn. Love playing along with other blogs. Stop by and visit again soon!

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  13. How you did the chipboard letters? Genius! Love this layout!

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    1. Thank you Angie for your kind comments. I have been wanting to make "chipboard" for a while. I won't even tell you how long the box was sitting in my craft area.

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  14. Very cool! Love how you created your own "chipboard" letters. I'd forgotten about this technique and love it! And what a perfect layout for these colors and sketch! I {heart} combining challenges too. I love a great challenge so having two pushes me even more. Love this Leslie!

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    1. Thanks Sally for your comment love. Since I made these letters, I did another layout yesterday with more chipboard. So fun. And I am with you - love combining two challenges.

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  15. i love how you have layered the papers and the colours work well together.

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    1. Thank you Katie. I had a lot of fun with this layout. Have a great weekend.

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  16. Great take on the challenge over at Color Me Scrappy. You did a great job with that sketch too. The papers you used are just perfect with that picture. Thanks for playing along with us.

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    1. Thanks Crystal for your kind words. I love playing along with challenges.

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  17. I really love it Leslie! The arrows might have caught your eye but what draws me in is the placement of the papers across the page. I would never think to do that. All of your colors and elements work so well together and those letters you made are very cool!

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    1. Thank you Katie for your kind words. I had a lot of fun with this layout. I think I will definitely use that paper technique again.

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  18. I'm in awe of how well you put patterned paper together. Sometimes, for me, it's a pure struggle. Stunning work. Thanks for sharing it with Color Me Scrappy!

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    1. Thank you Lisa for you kind words. It was a struggle for me, but sometimes you need to just do it!!

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