Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Before Punta Cana Bo Bunny Challenge

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


Anonymous said...

Have a great time!!! Don't drink the water or eat any raw fruits/veggies.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Carolyn,
This is fabulous. I love the layout.
I hope you have a wonderful time. Enjoy the break.
Fiona x

dolcreations said...

This is really awesome Carolyn.I love all the different techniques you have used. It certainly is making me want to get back to what started this whole adventure...scrapbooking!
Have a wonderful time with all your BFF's....I don't think the laughing will ever stop until you are back...those girls are so fun that is for sure!

Rose said...

Hi there BFF,
I love the page, and the picture just finished it off. Now I have to come up with a wonderful page, but it sure won't be as nice as this one. We are going to have so so much fun. I can't wait until Sat. See you at 3 am.
Love ya,

Sharon said...

Super layout! The details on the bottom are amazing and really takes me back to those gorgeous beaches in the DR.

Karen Wilson said...

Great layout're lucky to be able to take the time when you just started working! That's great!