Thursday, November 10, 2011

joy at the beach

every year my little gal and i meet up with my best and oldest friend and her daughter. they live in new mexico now, so every time they come, we head to the beach. this year i loved watching sicily play with the waves - her whole body says "joy".

this layout features some authentique "free bird". i loved the muted colors and the fast matting i could do with these cute little papers. i added a couple of different crocheted trims, and some sand for extra beachiness, and used one of my favorites - vintage buttons.

the layout was also a part of the authentique "november sketch challenge". make sure you stop by the blog and check out the other awesome ideas. you can also enter your own layout or card for the challenge, and maybe win a fabulous prize! tell them the gypsy sent you!

materials used:
authentique "free bird"
authentique "gathering"
crochet trim
vintage buttons
chipboard letters
tim holtz distress ink in "frayed burlap"
mudpuddles "malibu beach"


  1. This is an absolutely stunning page!

  2. Wow - beautiful page! Great story!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. What a beautiful LO! I love the crochet trim and the row of buttons in the flowing design. The sand on the letters is such a great touch.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. What a great page - just want to jump in and play on the beach! LOL! I am also a fan of Mudd Puddle (& Dave! LOL!!) - love how you used it here :)