First, I wanted to start off letting you know how happy I am to be here sharing a blog post with you today! This being my first official post on write. click. scrapbook. it just wouldn't feel right starting without saying hello before we dive into the scrappy goodness.
As I was deciding what this post should be about I kept running the word 'Summer' over and over in my head. Living in Florida it took me all of 5 seconds to come up with the idea for a Beach Theme. Nothing screams summer to me more than the smell of sun screen, beach towels, flip flops and ice cold fruity beverages. This summer so far I have not been to the coast but luckily I remembered that I do have some photos from last year that I have really wanted to scrap. They are extra special to me since they are of our daughter Charlotte's first time at the beach. This was during a visit from my husband’s sister, Clara, and really wanted to layout to capture all of us instead of making it solely baby-centric. Here is what I came up with:
layout by Teka Cochonneau
I love making themed pages without using thematic papers. I tend to stick to B-Sides and I enjoy matching the colors in the photos to whichever papers I have in my stash. So don’t worry if you don’t have any papers or embellishments that scream salt and sand. Let your photos speak for it instead. Here are some other examples of beach themed pages using non-beach themed papers and embellishments:
layout by Lisa Ottosson
layout by Celeste Smith
layout by Diane Payne
The great thing about the beach is that it is a great family outing. Between swimming, sand castles, sun bathing, and sports it really helps get the extra energy out. And if you are anything like me (which I am sure you are since you are reading here) every one of those activities can also be considered a photo-op. Here are some fun pages about the kids at the beach:
layout by Paula Gilarde
layout by Francine Clouden
layout by Kathy Martin
Also, let’s not forget the vintage photos of ourselves, moms, dads and other extended family members. Summertime can be pretty nostalgic for many of us just on the heels of Mother’s and Father’s Day. So break out those super old photos of times almost forgotten and get them down on a page.
layout by Sarah Pendergrast
layout by Diane Payne
Thank you for joining me today. I hope this post gets you inspired to record some of your past or pending beach plans!