Saturday, August 21, 2010

beachy keen...

Sharing a bunch of stuff this Saturday Morning...Here's a layout I put together:

You might recognize the pic from my trip down to Oregon last month. I tend to scrap with primarily black & white pics...there's a reason for that...I think that it is easier...I worry about coordinating colors when it came to this particular pic I was seriously struggling with it...I initially thought of using grey/navy but problem is, I don't have much in those I took my hat and was inspired by the colors on that:)

All the paper is ala Echo Park...LOVE their stuff...a ton.

I was inspired by Twisted Sketch #63:

This week's twist is "Fold" - any how, any way!

So that's why I have that folded number on my is held together with zig zag stitching ala vintage thread! Although it doesn't lay straight, I believe that is what gives the layout a whimsical feel:)

The canvas flower is Jillibean {patting myself on the back for not hoarding}, the buttons are PTI and the alpha is Thickers, of course:)

I Love this Life

{yes, I do!}

Next is a card using the Schlosser Designs Have A Tweet Day set:

All the patterned paper is Pink Paislee...I cut out the bird image...slapped on some Martha Glitter Glue and coated it with Martha Glitter! The pearls are by KaiserCrafts and the tiny bloom is vintage Prima:) Everything is nestled on a PTI Kraft base...

I've been loving the sketch challenges over on
Skipping Stones Design:

Okay, I just wanted to share a couple more pictures from my recent mid-western vaca:) These were taken in a small, small, small town in Eastern Montana...I have 2 words for you:

Pitchfork Fondue:

I kid you was pretty tasty:)

Check out their petite "elephant ears"...

I definitely had my taste of "small town living"....Could I ever live in a small town? I actually live in a small suburb of Seattle but the convenience of the access to big city happenings is something that I really enjoy:) Oh yeah, and I can't live without my Starbucks:)

Be on the lookout for my Blog Candy Slingings....bear with me since I'm also doing my Garage Sale this morning until 1 pm PDT :)


  1. love your beachy keen layout, too cute! love that pix :). love that whimsical trim :). oo, cute birdie card. love his glittery self and the cute little pennant banner :)! adorable with the little flower.
    your vacay looked like fun! i've never been to montana before.
    have a great day!
    *hugs* steph :)

  2. Amy,

    It's always a pleasure to visit your blog!!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

  3. I think you made a great choice in going with the colors of your hat! They are fresh, fun, & vibrant colors and what says sandy beach more than kraft?! Actually, if you had gone with the navy & gray, the pic would have just blended in and instead it pops perfectly! :> And hey! Shhhhhhh.......I would never have known that the folds weren't cooperating. Thought you were going for a windy beach look (which is oh so common in Nor Cal, Oregon & WA! :>:>).

    The card? Happy, cheerful & full o' sparkle...guaranteed to make anyone smile. :>

    Two suburbs o' Seattle came straight to mind upon reading (one starts with "B" and the other "K")....we had considered moving back when I was a teenager & had even gone and looked at houses there. Such a small world! :>:> And I hear ya on the convienences of a big city nearby (not to mention, the culture & diversity!).....I live in a very small town, but I'm still close enough to a major city to reap the benefits! :>

    I about gasped...check that! I *Did* gasp when I saw "Saturday"...I was thinking, "What do you mean, Saturday?! Its not nearly that late..." Oh yes it is! And what?! Seriously, what?! are my eyes still doing UP?! So, its off to bed I must go. Have a very merry weekend, Amy! :>

  4. OH. MY. WORD.

    What exhaustion will do to an already chatty gal.

    And, that's all I'm going to say about *THAT*. (Well, maybe I'll add a - sigh......)

  5. Really cute layout!.. and this card is just my fave!.. simple and beautiful!.. love it!.. good luck for your garage sale! :)

  6. Oh...Sweet LO,Amy! I love the photo too!
    and cute birdie card too, love the mini banner ...just too cute!!!

  7. Wow great Page and card! Love the beach layout design its super fun!
    Wow ive never seen snything like pitch fork fondu - very cool
    love tasha xx

  8. The layout is fabulous as usual and for not wanting to use a color picture you sure did an amazing job with it.
    That card is beautiful and I love the little glitter bird.
    I will just say pitchfork fondue and pigs ears!!!! What were you thinking?

  9. fabulous projects love the layout and your card is so sweet!!!!!

  10. cute LO! :)
    You've done a great job on matching the colours..I guess you shdnt be afraid of matching colours no more..its perfectly fine... :)

  11. Love your card! And your layout!! I struggle a lot with layouts lately (just took it back up a short time ago), I totally understand your difficulties but refuse to only stick to black and white pics ;) Yours is awesome!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my flashback card!! I always love visiting your blog and get very inspired by your work too!
    Els, :)

  12. Oh I hear ya about living in a suburb area of a city, girlie - best of both worlds! I can't live without Starbucks' Signature Hazelnut Hot Choc - yum!
    OK so what are elephant ears?! They look VERY do the pitchforks!
    Love that pic on your LO and the whole LO - those colours totally work for that pic!
    Don't even get me started, gushing over your card I'll sum it up in one word:

  13. I love this LO.. its so simple but cute.. its just lovely.

    Aint card cute or what!!!.. love all the embellies :)

    I love all the foodie pics.. makes me hungry.. you are inspiring me to post some foodies photos I took when I went back to my hometown last mth :)

    Happy Weekend :D

  14. What an adorable lo and card! Pitchfork that's a new one! LOVE it!! Looks like it was a great trip.

  15. Love the Tweet card..and the LO is lovely.

  16. Lovely and sweet LO! and you make beautiful card! Looking forward to working with you in SSD!

  17. love the title on your lo and that glittery birdy on your card :D

  18. Ooh your layout if fab! Beachy keen indeed! Great card too. I love small town living, but I need Starbucks too! Especially in the winter.

  19. i think the layout is just fab...perfect girl...and love the card...looks like you had fun on vacation..hugs

  20. love your layout and what a cute card :) goodness your a brave soul trying that food lol

    hope the garage sell went well :)

  21. I soooooooooooooo love love love love that lo and that card!! *i spy* banner!!!! YAY!! And loving the photos....I have always wanted to live in a small town!! Too much concrete in my town for my taste! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  22. Love your layout and card and wow pictures! Love Seattle!

  23. I just love that glittery bird on the second card. How pretty!!

  24. Love that layout and your take on the sketch is amazing! I love that banner and the glittery bird!

  25. Did someone say something about Starbucks? ;) Love me a latte! Great projects! :)

  26. love the delightful colors you used on your layout! super! and that card is so stinking cute! love the simplicity! and yeah.. those photos are pretty interesting. i have never seen that before! thanks for sharing!

  27. I love your LO... cute... nice pic too... simple but complete... Awesome...

    Oh my... your card is YUM and beautiful...ok... what not its Amy....

  28. What darling projects! The food looks yummy!

  29. Beautiful pictures! and love the lo and the card!

  30. Gorgeous layout. Soooo beautiful with those colors, and the pic is totally darling!!! Love the folded stem and flower!

    And the cards - beautiful as always, looove the glittery birdie and gorgeous pink paislee papers!!!!

    Good luck on your sale!!!

  31. Totally fun page full of surprises. Love the pic. And the card is super sweet.

  32. Great interpretation of this week's Twisted Sketches sketch. Thanks for sharing! :D

  33. Cute layout using the Twisted Sketches sketch.

  34. s'cuse me did she just say, "PITCHFORK FONDUE"?!?!?!??! yes. yes, she did. :) :) :) (i think ♥PF♥ miiiiight just replace ♥SMOP♥ as my ultimate exclamation of delight now, btw)

    and i love the LO (AWESOME pic & i looooove that funky vintage wonky-stem flower which YEAH totally makes it!) but that birdie card is ♥PF♥ annnnnnd ♥SMOP♥ and also a few other amazing & joyous abbreviations! holy moly missus you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

  35. Awesome LO and I love the saying "beachy keen"...going to have to use that one day :)
    As for the twist....It's fab :) I think making our LO's a little off keeps it "home-made" & real!

  36. Great layout...that pink really POPS!

  37. Love your take on the Twisted sketch! :D

  38. love what you did with the sketch looks really really awesome!!

  39. Love me some Amy scrappy pages!! This is cute cute cute!!!