Monday, September 13, 2010

Where in the world was I in August?

Post your layouts for the current challenge here. 

August was busy!  The month started with my family on the Oregon Coast where we camped with friends for a week.  We went South to Newport to the Aquarium, and north to Seaside to play on the boardwalk, and did everything in between.

We got home and it seems less than a week later we were off again, this time to Couer D'Alene Idaho and the Silverwood Theme Park.  We spent a few days at the park and some time in Couer D'Alene as well.  (We loved it and have to go back!).

Before checking out the sketch for August I was worried as I took several hundred photos this month.  How am I going to recap it on a layout! 

The simplicity of the sketch and the few photos used was perfect for my layout. I chose one photo from each of our adventures, as well as a kid photo and a family photo taken on our last day at the beach.  Perfect! 

I used some MME from my stash for the background, but then I went straight to my Back 40 kit from Studio Calico for most of the rest.  It came together so fast! 

I am in love with these MR chipboard tags.  I have used alllll of them.  You can see another layout I created using these tags here. 

I couldn't find anything to use in place of the tree, and wasn't in the mood for paper piecing this month.  So I filled the space in a different way.

What better time to use adorable squirrel chippies than after spending weeks in the open air!?  These are from the Togetherness ready set chip and can be found in the shop.  Aren't they cute?  I like the flowers and banners that are also part of this sheet of images.  I almost used the bunny and the fox, but they had one of each, and this mama would have needed two bunnies to finish our family. 

Those chipboard birds are totally going on another layout.  love those!


On hindsight I wish I had used a darker thread, maybe brown, instead of this yellow, so that it would stand out more, but overall, another happy month!

You still have time to play along!  Deadline is th 20th.  Here's the post to read allll about it



  1. Love the little details - especially the yellow and the buttons.

  2. I love your August LO! Your family photo is gorgeous- don't you just love when you get a great one like that? Thanks for the inspiration- I am actually stuck on July b/c I had a million photos from that month. I am going to just pick the best from each of our adventures!

  3. Gorgeous LO, as always! I love the extra ummph that stitching adds to the LO...I so wish I knew how to sew!

  4. Anonymous10:30 AM

    adorable page! love what you did with it... the layers are lovely :)

  5. What a beautiful two pager! I just love it!

  6. What a fun month! I came across your blog from Jill's blog and LOVE the Project 12 idea! I'm from Central Oregon also. Oddly enough we went to Silverwood last month and had planned to go to the coast also before life happened! ;-) Okay, off to check out the rest of your blog!