Happy Monday, internets! With a forecasted week of gorgeous Colorado weather (highs around 77 - perfectly warm without making you sweat profusely) we're looking forward to spending lots of time outside. We've stocked up on sidewalk chalk, giant bubble blowers and pool toys and we are ready to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Which means I've got to get this posted and step away from the computer!
Yesterday the mid-month gallery at Jenni Bowlin went live and it's got some stunning pages from the design team. I am constantly amazed at the creations these talented women produce each month (and even more amazed that I'm lucky enough to work with them!) My fellow design teamer Jill Sprott summed it up well saying "We are all soul scrappers on this team. It's not just about putting this paper with that paper or that accent. It's about heart." And I couldn't agree more!
My contribution to this gallery is the page below. It features a series of shots that I took with my sister-in-law, Ali on our way to a wedding in Laguna Beach over Memorial Day weekend. We were totally being goofy tourists, giggling and snapping photos while cruising up the PCH in the backseat of a rented convertible. I'm sure our husbands in the front seat would have described us as obnoxious, but we had so much fun.
I used the Jenni Bowlin butterfly Silhouette file as a focal point here, enlarging and cutting it almost 8 inches wide from the Blueprint paper. I added a large circle, cut from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper and a title with Studio Calico chipboard letters and a die cut of the word "ocean."
To add a bit of ocean/water effects, I splattered some Speckled Egg paint in a few spots on the page. Once dry, I topped added wooden stars from Studio Calico. The journaling is hidden in the kraft envelope, and is written on the back of one of the Basic Grey die cut accents. It reads:
"It was a splurge to rent a convertible for our trip to Laguna Beach, but we had so much fun driving around in it! On the short trip up the PCH to the wedding, Ali and I snapped photos in the backseat amidst lots of laughing, sunshine, and ocean breezes!"