Well it took me a couple of days longer to be able to post this layout then I wanted to. I had wanted to post it Sun. morning, but was having internet problems here.
I'm off to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic very, very early Saturday morning, so I wanted to start my scrapbook early. I have a great BFF named Rose, and two other fabulous BFF's, Deanna and Teresa. They had a group trip planned and a spot became available to go world travelling with them and I grabbed it real fast. I surprised Rose on Saturday (her birthday almost) with the fact that I'm coming with her. I had bought us all lei's and a flower clip for a before photo shot. Dee ended up buying us all the hats, and it made the picture perfect. So off we go. I wanted to start a layout for the cover page of my travel scrapbook, and here it is.
I had this layout in mind and I'm very happy how it turned out. I used paper from Bo Bunny's Paradise line that I had bought at one of my favorite scrapbooking shops, The Workshop. When I talked with Sandy, the owner, she found the Bo Bunny rope. I wasn't sure if I could add it in without it looking weird, but decided to use it to hang my charm letters I cut from my Life's A Beach Cricket Cartridge. Fabulous cartridge for tropical layouts. I also cut the palm trees out from it and added them on the side. I had to cut some off to put it on the side like I wanted. The chipboard is also from Bo Bunny's Paradise line. I used blue core paper and tore waves out and added some glossy accents on the peaks with a little glitter of course. I only glued the edge of the waves so I can tuck in my plane ticket when I get back. On the bottom I added some sand from Mud Puddles called Sand Paste. It comes in many colors and textures. I brought some back from Conneticut when visiting my Sister-In-Law. I also have just used a strong glue and pressed sand into it. This technique will work if you don't have the Mud Puddles product. I added a few very tiny shells I had into it before it dried. You just have to leave it overnight to dry. Great product.
This is a picture of the group of crazy BFF's I'm going with. I hope we're smiling just as much on the after picture after spending a week together. I'm sure we will though, good friends just enjoy each other's company. See you all in a week.. Hugs xx Carolyn