Wednesday, January 13, 2010


My husband and I were seriously suffering from the winter blues of Indiana last February... so we left for the blue waters of Cancun. This layout was so much fun to do because I totally love the large picture... the one of the lounge chairs under the umbrella! This was our favorite spot to soak up the sun... it was right next to the pool and over looked the incredibly blue waters of Cancun. We would sit and read and just hang out all day long! If you look closely, you can see my husband enjoying the view!

Thank you to the ladies at Stuck on you Sketches for the sketch that was used for this layout! I love the sketches that are chosen each week!

So, on to the details...
Papers are from DCWV - Fun In the Sun
I heat embossed the flourishes on the green background paper (some of the stamps were from Inkadinkado - the other ones I have had forever and don't remember the brand), pop dotted the leaves to give them a little dimension, and layered everything else! I used Cat Eye chalk (Blue Iris) and the flower shaped eyelet is from Making Memories. The other brads and eyelets are misc. ones that were sitting around my office! I also added a bit of twine and sanded the edges of the photos to "roughin" them up a bit.

Cartridges used: Lyrical Letters and Life's a Beach
Cuttlebug was used on the light blue mat behind the photo (which was also sanded).
And of course... I used Cricut Design Studio because I can't use my Expression with out it!

Thanks for looking... would love to hear any comments that you have.


Sandy said...

Barb...this is fab...I love the flowers..I'll have to try those...These pix are just the pick me up I needed during these cold winter days. Looks wonderfully relaxing...I wanna go....Thanx so much for joing in on the fun @ SOUS and the sweet shout out for the's so wonderful to have you share your talent and inpiration!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've seen those flowers cut, they are just awesome! LOVE the photos and LOVE the color scheme and prints used!
Glad you like the sketches...I would have never thought I'd love doing these but I really do! Glad you could join us again!!!! xoxo!!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, I just love this Barb! Love that flower big time!

Sandy said...

I know I 've already been here but had to stop by and say thanx for the inspiration...I used the flower from LAB for my layout for tomorrows reveal @ SOUS and would not have thought of them had I not seen them on your layout....thanx for that and hope you can join in again...tomorrows sketch is beyond fab!

Brenda said...

Beautiful layout!Ohhh what an awesome place to be right now!

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