Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Happy Place and The Pier - and A Winner

Last Friday I realized that I had less than a month to finish my son's senior album.  I was immediately overwhelmed and had no desire to work on that album (in spite of the stack of soccer pictures I had just picked up.)  My first instinct was to turn around and walk out of my scrap room - I'm really good at avoidance.

Then I opened a box of goodies from My Scraps and More.  There were a few sheets of paper and a few embellies from Crate Paper's new line, The Pier.  It was love at first sight.  So I made a deal with myself - I could do one layout for fun with my new goodies - then I had to do a soccer layout or 2 or 7.

I used the Crate Paper line to make this layout about Walnut Beach, my preferred summer hang-out when growing up.  (I still try to take my daughter there every summer for a few days.)

The picture makes me happy and the layout makes me happy.  Most of the papers and embellishments are from the Crate Paper Line (the yellow paper is from my scrap pile and the picture is mounted on cardstock),  The title card is from Dear Lizzy and those enamel dots are from MME.

And before I forget, I have a winner from my NSD drawing.  My daughter picked number 3.

Anonymous said:

How kind, thanks for the chance to win and Happy National Scrapbook Day, can't wait to see what you create! Rhonda

Rhonda, please send me your mailing info so I can get your prize out to you.

Hope your Tuesday is happy.


  1. OOh I can see why you wanted to use these papers. I love the background PP especially. Walnut beach looks like a wonderful place to waste away a few summer days.

  2. Gorgeous page - I love that pinwheel!

  3. what a fun layout! love all the colours!

  4. Cute layout! Love the bit of gold glitter you've added to it!

  5. Hi Juliee, love the layout and please tell your daughter a big thank you from me for picking me as your giveaway winner! Rhonda