Sunday, June 10, 2012

643 Quadrillion Gallon Pool

Now this is what I'm talking about! The beautiful clear water, warm sand, and salty breezes of the Florida Gulf Coast...it beckons!  A long time vacation spot, Destin was but a sleepy little fishing village when my parents first brought us here as kids. Back then there were no mega-hotels and high rise condos. In the mornings we would walk along almost deserted beaches looking for shells at the high tide line and at night we would light up the beach with a bonfire. The time in between was spent in the water. 


We still go back to the same beach. Some of the same houses are there. But now we stay in several condos, my parents, my sisters and I, and our respective families. We have good times. The kids run back and forth from the Gulf to the pool, from condo to condo, from one snack to the next...and the adults relax. On this particular day, the Gulf of Mexico was so calm and clear, like one big gigantic swimming pool, thus my silly title. Did you know that the Gulf contains about 643 quadrillion gallons of water? (I wonder how many zeros go behind THAT number.)


This was such an easy layout to create. The stickers, backed with chipboard were layered and pop-dotted in a cluster while colorful patterned papers anchor the opposite corner of my photo. The bright patterns coordinated perfectly with the pretty rafts in my snapshot. And that background paper couldn't be more like the sea.

We missed the beach last year...so this year we are super anxious and can't wait to go back. I'm sure I'll return with a camera full of fond memories ready to be scrapped as well.

19 comments:

soapHOUSEmama said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Susan Stringfellow said...

totally one of my fave layouts! Great job, Madeline!

scrapper al said...

Love the title, both the words and treatment. Such bright, fun colors in this layout.

Johanna said...

I love the disorganized/organized look of your LO!!! And what about that line, it's just perfect for your picture.. Great results! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This collection couldn't be any more perfect for your colorful photo. You really rocked it!

Sarah said...

Such a bright and fun layout. Makes me jealous that you guys are in summer and down under, we are freezing our booties off ;)
S

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love, love, love!! :)
Especially the pop dot elements and the fun title :)

cori in wa said...

So very colorful and cheery! That is some pool!!!!!

Merrick Dunphy said...

This is so super fantastic!!! LOVE IT!

sutty said...

That looks gorgeous (it is raining at this moment) and I LOVE the papers you have used it is a beautiful page.

Miranda Be said...

Those bold colors are perfects!!! love it!!

Loni Redden said...

What a fun statistic! I'm envious, wish a had pool like that! ;oP

Margie H said...

LOVE the colors - so bold & bright! Makes me want to join in on the fun! Great page :)

shimelle said...

This is so beautiful! Another one stuck in the grey grey rain here and I'm LOVING all that happy summery goodness!

laura whosthischick said...

Oh I love this layout... the water just drew me right in. I hope we can get to the beach this summer. So much DIY to do on house.

Patricia said...

Awesome page! So bright and fun!

Alyssa said...

Wow, I LOVE this page. Great photo, perfect papers. So bright and lovely!

Erica said...

This is such a great layout! The colors are perfect.

Nirupama said...

This is so beautiful. You really matched the photos well with the birght colors. I love the chipboard behind stickers idea!