Monday, September 12, 2011

Scrapbook Love - New Dungeness Lighthouse

Over the Labor Day weekend my family went on a weeklong family/ Washington tour.  We spent two nights at the beach with my brother and his family, spent two nights in Sequim with my Dad and Stepmom, a night with my sister in Seattle, and then a night with my Mom in Portland before coming home.  Wowwweeeee.  On paper it seemed perfect, but the drive between destinations was a bummer.

When we visited my dad in Sequim, we took his boat out across the bay so the kids could check out a lighthouse.  That was tons of fun.  There were seals watching us along our route, we could see all sorts of sea life like large seaweed, jellyfish, etc. from the boat as we travelled along, and we jumped in this wee little skiff we had been towing in order to get to shore.  Steve and I even went sea kayaking before heading back, which was a bit scary and FUN at the same time.  I think we are going to get ourselves a couple of two seaters so we can take the kids out.

Anyway, overwhelmed with photos from our adventures, I turned to my latest kit from Studio Calico, and immnediately knew I had to use photos from our lighthouse adventure first.

As always, when new products are released after CHA and April is able to snag them for our kits, the Design Team is often left without them when our kits are sent, because we receive product a month ahead of everyone else, and that can cut it close when it comes to new stuff.  In fact, even the Studio Calico exclusives are often sent in the digital slick version, because they haven't been printed for kits yet.  For the September kit, it was much of the new Pink Paislee goodies that missed our boxes.

The main reason I chose Pep Squad (which is still available) was becuase of the hexagon shapes from Pink Paislee's new Nantucket Collection, so now that I have the product, I wanted to get it on a layout.  I also really wanted to include the die cut shapes that were in Debate Team.  This is what I came up with:



I'm a bit obsessed with the monochromatic texture of these hexagons.  It must be said.  :)
























I'm also a fan of layering those die cut shapes, just like I did with a few of them for my latest Project 12 layout, which also utilized the Glee Club kit. 

With this layout that brings my current total for Glee Club to 2 12x12's, 3 2pagers, and a card (which will be on the SC blog).  Not too bad and I still have a lot of kit left. 

Have a great day!  Davinie

12 comments:

  1. That is a lot of driving! :-0 But how nice to get to see so much country and visit so much family in one trip!

    Fantastic layout! LOVE the monochromatic hexagons! Such a cool cool idea! I must try it!

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  2. I just love this! It's a great LO!

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  3. Oooh... I love those tone-on-tone hexagons!

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  4. Lovin' the tone on tone hexagons!

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  5. Wow! Wonderful layout. I too really like the monochromatic hexagons. You've inspired me and now I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks :)

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  6. I love the color tone of this layout and the hexagons too! Very striking!

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  7. just wondering if I can go on vacation with you??? great stuff Davinie

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  8. what a gorgeous page. sounds like a fun and busy vacay. =)

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  9. lovely layout! did all the hex's come cut or did you cut them some way? Is there a hex punch out??? I guess I could find one on the Cricut...

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  10. Oh woah, I love this. You rock the 2pagers, and I love the cluster of die-cut shapes. So perfect, Dav!

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