Monday, January 24, 2011

Swimmin' Like a Whale...

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Over the summer, we had a wonderful chance to travel with my husband for his work and stayed at a beautiful hotel with a pool. We took the opportunity to introduce our little guy to swimming for the first time and I made this layout to commemorate the event. Daddy used to be a competitive swimmer, so I left the lesson to him and the rugrat had a great time.


I wanted the page to bring to mind the tiles in a swimming pool and lucked out with these papers from October Afternoon. I also broke out a neglected Cricut cartridge (I think almost all of mine are, unfortunately!) to create the title, inspired by the challenge going on over at Fantabulous Cricut. There were SO many photos to choose from, so I designed a layout that would allow me to use a lot of them without sacrificing the wonderful pic of my two boys having a splashing good time together. Real lessons with a teacher have just begun, and I hope he'll be swimming like a fish by this summer!

BEAN NOTES
  • Patterned Paper: Detours: Walk in the Park, Detours: Picnic Basket, and Night Light: Katie (October Afternoon)
  • Cardstock: Baja Breeze and Bleu Bayou (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accents: Buttons (generic)
  • Fibers: Twine (generic)
  • Die-cuts: Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge (ProvoCraft)


18 comments:

Belinda said...

Oh, what a fun layout! :) Just adorable!

Jean said...

Cute layout. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

Ladybug Designs said...

Such a cute LO. Thanks for joining us at FCCB

Val said...

Adorable layout!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

My Play Time said...

Beautiful Lay out!

BrendaB said...

Fabulous page! I love your design with all the photos! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

Ann Schach said...

Fun and cute! Love it!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great layout! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

So cute!!! Great job!

Andrea said...

This is such a beautiful layout - very simple, but very eye catching. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fabulous layout!!! I agree, so eye catching. So is that hubby of yours. *smile* Hugs,

Sherman said...

Very cute layout! Simple yet very appealing.
Sherman Unkefer

Patti MacLeith said...

Your little "fish" is quite handsome! Great layout, Regina!

SpantastiKreations said...

Love the LO. I like that you were able to incorporate so many photos into it.

Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week.

Erin
http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

Your layout is so cute! I really like how you used the smaller photos on the side! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB :O)

Lori (THCEO) said...

Such an adorable layout!!! Thanks for playing along at FCCB! :)

Angji said...

What a cute LO! Great photos and I am thrilled to see Alphalicious being used so well. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

Leinad said...

Layout matches the pictures - so fun and lovable! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!