Friday, August 14, 2015

First Vacation Layout


We just got back from our Michigan vacation three days ago, and I already have a scrapbook layout finished! That has to be some kind of record! And here's why—the first thing I did when we got back was to visit my favorite local scrap shop and cupcake shop (they are conveniently located next to each other) and found Pretty Little Studio items in the The Paper Cottage. I love PLS, even though I mostly hoard the pretty little items instead of using them. But this time, I found all kinds of beautiful beach items and brought them home and then I printed my favorite pic from vacation of my son and sat down to scrap.

Here's the result.



The 12x12 paper is Fancy Pants and the beach paper is some kind of bargain bin paper with texture that I inked up a little. The rest is all PLS. Here's a close up it so you can see the paper and word stickers. I trimmed the gold anchor from a story card.



I'm entering it over at the PLS monthly sketch challenge, hope you'll join me! I love that the paper is all handmade in the US and run by one little shop. The woman who owns it will often ask opinions on Facebook on what colors the next collection should be. It's a very cool way to run a business. 

I've ordered from them online multiple times and never had a problem and am not affiliated with them in any way...I just love the vintage illustrations and the printed vellum and clear papers. Oh, and the flair is gorgeous, as are the stickers words in gold and silver—I hear teal word stickers are next. yum!

Have a happy weekend,
Chark