Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Memory Makers Magazine July Blog Bounce

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Memory Makers Magazine Blog Bounce!  If you've been following along, you should have arrived from Susan's blog, but if not, you can start at the Memory Makers Magazine blog, or you can just continue on from here.

This month we're all about the vacations!  If you know me, you know I don't get a chance to go on vacation very often, so when one comes along, I truly treasure it and try to soak it all in!

Last summer, I vacationed in Nags Head, North Carolina with my mom's side of the family (they live in Georgia).  We've never vacationed with them, so it was a nice treat.  We rented a house that was actually part of Corolla, NC (a little further south of Nags Head), but we spent a bit of time in Nags Head, and I just think of it as such. :)  I've traveled to Nags Head and Myrtle Beach with Seth's family a few times, so I'm fairly familiar with the whole area.  We stayed in a lovely house that was big enough for all of us (we had 21 of us there - not all are in the photo below).  The backyard butted up to the community's golf course, which had a beautiful lake.

Ok, on to my page!  :)  To create it, I used a PageMaps sketch Julie posted on the Memory Makers Magazine forum as a jumping-off point.  I didn't use the challenge color combo, as I was going for a more beachy look.  I loved the sketch though!

I love the look my grandmother has on her face.. too funny. :)

I used one of the die-cut sheets from the new Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper - the back side.  The other side of this particular sheet is Pumpkin Pie.  I layered some doily punch-outs from the Doily Triple Layer Punch, along with a Top Note die-cut.

I cut out a circle with my Circle Scissors Plus, then stamped along the edge with a couple stamps from the Delicate Doilies set.  Here's my journaling:

Well, I am off to Stampin' Up!'s Convention!  I still have some last minute things to take care of, of course!

Your next stop is Lisa Pace's blog.  Enjoy the hop, and thanks for stopping by!

Nags Head scrapbook page supplies (12"x12"):
All supplies are by Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies, Four Frames, Sanded background stamp (retired)
Ink:  VersaMark ink, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Island Indigo cardstock, Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories/Tools:  Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker, Decorative Label Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Alphabet Soup On Board Chipboard Letters, Antique Brads, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Clips Assortment, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Mat


  1. Very nice lo, Melissa. I like all the die cuts/punches and your pic placement is especially nice.

  2. Oh this looks so great. You did an excellent job!!

  3. Awesome picture placement! I think I'm liking the doily punch-outs! I love how you've arranged everything... that is a nice sketch. I didn't know your family was that big! That's a lot of people!

  4. Beautiful! I love your design!

  5. Love all those blues! Great use of your twine too! Fabulous example of using four photos in one layout!

  6. beautiful page... I love the use of all pictures...

  7. Hi Melissa, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love this layout; I tend to like multi-photo layouts. =)

    What a gift to be able to spend time with family in such a beautiful location. It looks like you all had a lot of fun.

  8. I love your design on this page, and the multiple photos! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love how neat this is! Everything works very well together! :)


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