08 July 2018

Little Bay

I love the ocean, and I am always drawn to small, secluded beaches when I travel.  As a result, I have hundreds of beach photographs in my collection, and quite a few bags of shells, sea glass and tiny pieces of driftwood.  These kind of little keepsakes are more meaningful to me than fancy store-bought souvenirs.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together and it brought back memories of a very special winter holiday break in 2014:

Cre8tiv Stone & Wood patterned papers
Kaisercraft Stargazer - Astronomy patterned paper (quote)
Words or Whatever Messy Mini Rectangle chipboard frame
Gold sequins
White cotton thread

My layout was inspired by:

More Than Words ~ Beach and Seashells

I used some real shells (that I collected myself) on the layout:

Scrap Challenge Yourself ~ Take me to the Ocean
Usually I'm the one taking all the photographs, but this time - there I am in the photos!

* Unstampabelles ~ Fancy frame or border
I chose a fun 'scribble' style chipboard frame for my coloured photograph, and I added a stitched border around the outside of my layout.

13/08/2018 Edit to add: My layout was selected as a Design Team Favourite at Unstampabelles!

Thank you for visiting my blog!


  1. Such a lovely layout. Thanks for sharing your memories with us at Unstampabelles.

  2. Lovely take on our challenge this month at MTW! :)

  3. Karen, your layout is absolutely gorgeous. I love your monochromatic color scheme with the B&W and then the color photo! Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month! YAY!!!

  4. A beautiful layout. Thank you so much for joining in the More Than Words challenge

  5. This is so lovely! Love that you have incorporated some real beach treasures on your page - they are so pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  6. Hermoso tu layouts, me encanta los colores y el diseño. Gracias por participar con nosotras en Challeng. Un beso. Cecilia.-

  7. Oh my!! Love how you used a different color palette and the shells, string and sequins pop it perfectly!! Love your layout! Thanks for playing a long with us at the Challenge YOUrself blog!

  8. What a fabulous page. Love the black and white pot juxtaposed with the colored one. Thanks for taking up this challenge with us at Unstampabelles. Hope to see you back again for another challenge!

  9. Absolutely fabulous. Love how the black and white almost gives it a vintage feel. Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words this month.

  10. Oh my this is such a delicate and gorgeous page , so beautiful balanced !! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW!!

  11. What a gorgeous layout! Just stunning. Thank you for joining us at Unstampabelles! Best, CG

  12. Such a wonderful beach themed page! Love the monocromatic look of the bg. Thanks for joining Challenge YOUrself! Hugs Åsa

  13. So stunning page. Lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!


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