Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crafty Gals June Challenge!

Welcome Back Blogging Friends!

Today, I have a challenge from the Crafty Gals Blogging Group over at SCS.  Our host this month is

So our challenge this month....


Many of us will be taking a summer trip someplace, if even just for a weekend. So, your challenge is to create a card that shouts summer fun! Maybe a camping trip in the forest--or a trip to the ocean for a lighthouse tour or time on the beach--or a flight to another country to see the sights--or road trip to see local attractions--or biking along the rails to trails--or ....................... you get the idea. Shows us image that highlights a summer experience you have had or are planning to do in the future. Please include some patterned paper on your card--along with an additional embellishment or two........ If you want to share on your blog post a fun experience you have had on a vacation, that would be great! We all love to hear about trips--just not all of the hundreds of slides or photos.

After reading the challenge and thinking about it for a while, I decided that a card would not do for me.  So I did a scrapbook layout.  We are planning to go to Florida later this summer with my entire family, so I made a bright layout with flip flop paper for a beach theme.  

Paper:  Echo Park & Prima
Embellishments:  Ribbon, buttons, chipboard, Distress Ink, copics
Title:  My Minds Eye rub on
Sketch:  Let's Scrap 2-3-10

Left Side

Right Side

This one took quite a while to do , as I colored the flourishes and a few buttons with my copic air brush system.  The circles were all white and I inked them with distress ink, texturized some of them or inked with a background stamp.  Now all I need to do is to remember to turn my camera while snapping pictures.  I can officially say I have started my vacation scrapbook! What a great challenge Barb!

Please stop by and see the other wonderful creations from the Crafty Gals group.

Thanks for stopping by!   

Have a great day!
Until next time....


  1. You make such beautiful scrapbook pages! All the details (and I love the buttons) are perfect and it sure makes me want a vacation now!

  2. Athina--what an awesome project! I love the paper you used and the layout is perfect!

    Thanks for participating in this month's challenge--You did Great!

  3. Of course! A scrapbook layout is perfect for this month's theme - and yours is gorgeous! I love those flip flops!!!

  4. What a wonderful layout! Love the colors you selected!

  5. Oh my! I love it Athina! Great circle accents! Beautiful! :)

  6. A fantastic two-page layout just begging for some vacation photos to be added! I love it all, but the highlight for me is all those flipflops, the signal of warmer weather! Great job, Athina!

  7. Oh, those are such fun layouts. Very bright and cheerful.

  8. Great scrapbook pages!! Love the cute flip flops!! :)

  9. Cute pages. The flip flop border is too cute.

  10. Wow, you have such an amazing talent! The shapes and colors are so pretty and I love all the details in the layout:)


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