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Is everyone having a great weekend so far? It's finally been a relaxing Saturday for me. With no big events going on and out of town family leaving earlier this week, it's been nice and calm. However, I know it's the "calm before the storm" with school starting in a few weeks and back to hectic schedules! Yikes!!! LOL I still have Back to School shopping to do, soccer and baseball practices starting up again and holidays here before we know it!!! Okay, I think I'm getting a little ahead of myself but just sayin'! LOL Well as long as I get some time for crafting which is my #1 stress reliever these days, I'm good to go! :) Anyways, this week I did something a little different for your Sunday inspriation. I decided to make an 8x8 scrapbook layout and here it is...
I actually started a mini album of my son, Ryan's, Jr. Lifeguard program last year. He's already completed his session this year but of course I'm still playing catch up! So I had a few extra random pictures and decided to make a scrapbook layout which I have not done in soooooooo long! It totally reminded me of how I miss making layouts and capturing those special memories. I do have Project Life to get started on but I think I will still continue to make layouts from time to time.
So the star of my project is of course my handsome son, Ryan! :) But the other star is this adorable image from The Greeting Farm called "Surfer Ian". After stamping cute Ian up with my Memento ink in Black Tuxedo, I colored him up with my Copic Sketch markers. The fun papers I used for this layout are from Fancy Pants called "Wave Searcher". It is such a fun beach collection and as you can see I also cut out some of the images from the papers such as the Tiki Statues, the banner, the beach sign, journal card and the wave peeking out behind the pictures. I edged all of the papers including the cutouts in my Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China. I wanted to add some additional embellishments so I used some La La Land Die cuts in the Wave Border and the Sun from the Sun, Cloud Island set. I also added some shell and starfish Jolee's Boutique dimensional stickers throughout the layout. I added some twine and button on the top corner as a hanger for the small banner.
Hope you all like my inspiration project and thanks so much for stopping by!