Thursday, September 15, 2016

Venice Beach | Project Life Spread

Good day everyone ! Today I thought that I would share with you a beachy, summery spread that I finished last night. I have a catchup blog post also coming this weekend as well. Cross your fingers I can make that happen.

This spread came about when we were down in So. Cal. for a doctors appointment. It seemed silly for us to drive all the way down there and not visit the beach. So that is exactly what we did.

This card here acts as my title card. I used it as a journaling card so that when you look at the spread you can read what these pages are all about. I kept it simple this time, only adding two embellishments. I loved the color of this card and thought it tied in well with the rest of the color scheme.

The left side of the spread. I am loving all the blues and yellows.

After our dr. appointment we drove over to the coast. This time we decided to go to Venice Beach. She was lovely. I can name a beach a she right ?!!! The water was warm and the sand was soft. I sat down for a bit to watch the kids play in the water. Later on Katelyn really loved climbing on the nearby rocks. I used a digital brush from the Wild Story kit on the photo of her.

As it turned out these two cards were the last ones to get finished. I felt that the card on the left needed something to finish it off. I played around with a few things but ended up stamping the label from Kelly Stamps. The touch of black was perfect.

The card on the right was another one that I was unsure on. I didn't want anything to busy or big. These little heart stamps from Ali Edwards Week In The Life kit were perfect. I also needed to tone it down a bit so I added some vellum.

These cards here I created using the Studio Calico sketch challenge as inspiration. Did you know they have a weekly sketch challenge ? It is for all kinds of scrapping, layouts, pocket pages, cards. I didn't know they had such a thing but now I do. You can find more info on their blog, look under Sunday Sketch. I love how these two cards came out and it was fun to come up with my own cards based on the sketch.

Katelyn spent a lot of time making a full sized human nest out of sand. The bottom photo is of her early goings.

Even though the kids DID NOT want to have their picture taken that night, I made them ! LOL. I set the camera on my bag and set the timer. I wanted to add something to this photo so I added this digital brush from Ali Edwards. I added the number 4 to represent that there were 4 of us.

Here is a look at the  right side.

I recently purchased a kit from Paislee Press and love how fun it is. This collage is part of that kit. It is fun to be able to add more photos into my pages. The top one is another one of Katelyn on the rocks. She is hard to spot, I stamped that circle around her and added a few embellishments.

For this right side of my spread I used the Design D page protector. I kind of like this one !

More fun photos from our adventure. The middle one of Katelyn might be my favorite. She finished her nest and then layed down in it and pretended to sleep for a good while. I love her zest for life and pretending.

I haven't talked about the supplies much yet on this one. Some of the card and embellishments are from the You Are Here collection from Simple Stories. Not all of the colors in that collection worked for this spread but I did find some that I loved. The rest of the supplies are from Studio Calico. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Here is a close up of this fabulous silver palm tree card from Studio Calico. I have had these larger letter stamps for ages. I used them on the right there to abbreviate Venice Beach.

This one was sure fun to put together. I hope that it may have inspired you in some way. Until next time.


Liz said...

Super layout! The colors are so beautiful! You sure do have a lot of fun with your kids ~ making awesome memories :)

helen r said...

You are the queen of tasteful embellishing!

Mindi said...

Thank you Liz ! Yes, we do have lots of fun. Last summer was fabulous. Helen, you are always so kind and leave the best comments. Thank you !