Tuesday, September 13, 2011

still finding sand from summer



Looking back at the summer some of my favorite memories are at the beach. Colllin & I could be professional beach bums if it paid the bills. I always end up bringing home sand from our vacations... not just from Quincey's hair or in the bottom of our luggage but to save as a souvenir. I added some of the sand to a layout I made for a recent issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
First, I cut circles of plastic and added a touch of turquoise paint to the edges. Next, I sewed circles of plastic onto cardstock leaving about a 1/2 inch of the circle open. Then I make a mini funnel with a piece of thin paper so it rolls nicely and pour sand into the circles. Last, sew the circle shut. Make sure you use a small stitch so the sand stays inside the circle and I went around the circle twice. Add some small shells too.

Banner Sassafras//Jenni Bowlin crepe paper, Little Yellow Bicycle beach paper and stickers, AC cardstock & Thickers//Girls' Paperie button//Pocket, trim, flower: Misc

Used photos on above layout from the beach last year.
What are you going to miss about summer?

15 comments:

Beanie said...

Sun and warmth, not having to wear a coat, no school, no homework, late nights, swimming and hanging out by the pool, skip days from work, fresh fruit and veggies - not i'm just depressing myself!

Beanie said...

I meant "now" - not "not"!

*Michaela* said...

Oh, how cute!!! I love the sand in the pocket idea - absolutely fantastic!

Hugs,
Michaela

Amy said...

Cute! I can't wait to see the full layout!

Lora Oliver said...

Adorable. I am going to miss tank tops and longer days. I am going to miss feeling warm.

Julie said...

Hanging with my lovelies. Back to school for me after 5 months off! (I am more than ready for cardigans and boots though!)

Eliz Gardner said...

Adorable swim suits like the one Q is wearing...My daughter has the SAME one & curly hair too! So so cute. Oh, and the beach. I always miss warm beach days.

Tiffany said...

I love the beach. Sandy beach babies are the cutest. Love this layout Liz. You always blow me away with your creativity.

Jenna Ruth said...

I will miss the long, warm days and just being able to run out the door without a wool jacket on!

EmmaJ said...

I love that idea! So cute, pockets of sand.

Brock Family said...

Ilove this idea!!! We live at the beach (well not right on it but we are there so much that sometimes I feel like we do!). I could gather enought sand out my car to fill several scrapbook pages! Thanks for sharing!
Is it bad to say that I'm ready for fall and since its still in the 90's here we aren't missing much about summer yet!

Anonymous said...

I will miss leaving the house in flip flops. I love running outside to play without having to put on socks, tie shoes....its the small things in life wiht the kiddos!!

Nicole Austin said...

i am going to miss those long, warm days that blend into long evenings where the sun doesn't set until 9pm! i'm going into a little mini depression just thinking about summer ending! :)

So.Creative said...

Magnifique aperçu! J'ai hâte de voir la suite cette merveille ;-)

Bonnie said...

such a cute idea! have to try that this summer!