Thursday, April 23, 2009

taking time for each other

It seems that in this fast-paced world it is easy to get caught up in the everyday have-to-do things, so much that sometimes we don't take time for those things that are really important, namely our families. Every year we take at least one family vacation together and spend that time doing fun things, activities where we can strengthen family ties and create lasting memories. I know that probably sounds incredibly cheesy but it's so vitally important, important for my kids to spend time with me and Matt and time for us to spend with each other without the distractions we have on a day to day basis.

The journaling on this layout is about that very thing, and the pictures are some that I took at Ruby Beach in Washington state last summer when we went to visit my parents. The supplies are from the April kit from My Scrapbook Nook featuring the new Winsome Captivating line by Pink Paislee.

For this page I used just the outer edge of the scalloped circle paper and then used strips of another sheet in the collection to make the ruffle. It took 5 strips approximately 1 inch by 12 inches to make it all the way around, just in case anyone was wondering. I used Glossy Accents, commonly for making your own epoxy-type embellishments but I used it to adhere the rickrack to the edge of the paper since it's so quick drying and permanent.

I apologize for the funky layout picture. I don't know if it was because of wierd lighting when I took the picture or if it's just because of the shading in the paper itself. Perhaps I'll take a new picture tomorrow and see if I can get this any better.

Have a great night!


Sherri Funk said...

Lovely LO. Great job on the rickrack I bet that was tedious.

Anonymous said...

well, i think that your page turned out very fact, i am going to use your idea. i did two pages last night and i don't like either one...made me a little grumpy actually.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is stunning. I love all the details and the amazing frame you created.

leah said...

Turned out really lovely, BEcky! Great layout! :D

Pearl said...

love how you used the ric rac here !