Wednesday, August 6, 2014

So Fun

It's been so long since we've had a little one at the beach with us! This year, along with the crowd of teens and young adults, there was my niece's adorable son...and we sure had fun taking pictures with him.  As I noted in the journaling on my layout, my sisters and I were like paparazzi around the little guy, trying to capture all those precious first moments in the water and sand.

Isn't he the cutest?!

On top of the woodgrain background, I used a die-cut circle design, backed by patterned papers, and topped with beachy icons, brads, buttons, and flair, from various American Crafts collections. The free die-cut file, created by my friend Susan Stringfellow, can be found on her Disney Scrappers site HERE.

I usually scrap beach pictures loud and bright, but in trying to combine beach and baby, I kept to a more subdued palette here...peach and aqua, with tiny pops of color. I think it worked well. 

Have a great day!


TL Marzewski said...

I think the softer colors worked wonderful! Yes, he is a cutie!!

Meghann said...

There is nothing better than babies at the beach! Love this layout! So soft and pretty!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such a beautiful page, Madeline! Loving all of the circles and how you filled and embellished them. :)

Tanya Ham said...

So pretty!! I love how you used the seashells and dolphin, etc in the circles! Such a nice touch! :)

Elise (lil gik) said...

Love your layout, Madeline! The cut file, patterns, and tags are wonderful with the sweet photo of your niece's boy!