Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Breaking My Rule!

I am breaking my rule again, and doing a second post for the day!!  :)  I had time today to do a layout for Challenge #4 at Let's Get Sketchy and wanted to get it posted.  If you would like to see the post from earlier today, showing some of my layouts that were published in the February issue of Scrapbook News and Review, click HERE.

Since I am a Scrapbooker and there are a lot of "annual" events that I do pages for, I have noticed a trend over the past several years.  Every year, during the month of March, we head down to one of our favorite spots on the Bay to welcome Spring.  There is a pier that extends out into the Bay (restaurant included), a beach side area, a grassy picnic area, and a huge fountain that our children love.  It's just such a fun and beautiful place to be during this time of year.  We actually took the kids there to blow bubbles and they had a blast...there will be layouts to come with the bubble photos!!  :)

My friend Tina mailed me some scrappy goodies a couple of weeks ago and when I saw the beautiful GCD Studios and Lily Bee Designs papers that were included, I couldn't wait to do something with them!!  I thought the subject of this page was perfect for the beautiful pink, wood grain, and floral patterns.  Tina has a great Blog where she shares her artwork...and when I say artwork, I mean ARTWORK!!  Head over to A Dog's Life and take a peek at her work and I think you will definitely agree that she is an amazing artist!!

So here is my page and the sketch provided this week at Let's Get Sketchy:




  
Products Used:

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  GCD Studios & Lily Bee Designs
Acrylic Paint:  Apple Barrel
Thickers:  American Crafts
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Brad:  The Paper Studio
Buttons:  Blumenthal Lansing
Pearls:  Recollections
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Ink:  Memento
Punch:  Martha Stewart

19 comments:

Brenshevia said...

such a pretty page, great job with those LB papers, I love those paint splashes, I used them on nearly every page now lol. Thanks for playing with us once again at LGS!

Andrea said...

aww adorable!!

KellyF said...

This is so pretty and fun, Ashley! A new fave of mine from you. Beautiful work.

photochic said...

What pretty papers! I love the white paint splatters too! :)

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Yes, I agree with Kelly, this one is a new fave of mine from you too, I LOVE it and so happy you are playing along with us again at lgs, very nice page, lots of happy colors :)!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS Ashley!! I love love love love the colors, the wood grain, and loving the clouds!!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful Ashley! Love the mix of pattern papers and those cute clouds!

Martine said...

such a fun and adorable page! love the fun, bright colors, your use of twine and paint! glad you had fun with the sketch!

Tabitha said...

Fabulous lo, I love all your details! The twine is an awesome touch!Just beautiful! Thanks for playing around with Let's Get Sketchy!

Laura said...

such a fun and fresh page, love the paint and all of your embellishments! thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Charlotte said...

I just love all the bright colors and the elements you've used. Great page and great use of our sketch.
Thank you for playing along with us at LGS!

Stacia said...

Hey Ashley!! Just popping in from Florida to say that I love this layout!!! I agree with the others who said it is a favorite of yours! It is just super cute!!

csewy said...

I love it!!! I really like the sketch and the torn paper at the bottom, so neat!!! Yes, another favorite!!

Melinda Garner said...

I love your take on the sketch!! Love the colors and the paint splatter!! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!!

titiyan said...

such a pretty page!your used bright colors soooo love it!Thank you for playing along with us at LGS!

Marilyn Peter said...

Oh, I love this!!! Such pretty papers and colours!! A really fun page! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

jenessa said...

Wow! This is a beautiful LO! I love love everything about it!! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Lynn said...

Ashley..you are just the Queen of cute layouts. All of them bring a smile to my face. I remember those days when my kids were small when we would go to the park and blow bubbles. This is an adorable layout! I just love your style! Thanks my friend for playing with us at LGS!

Kerys said...

OMGosh! Such a gorgeous layout! I love it! Thanks for joining us at LGS! :-)