Monday, February 9, 2015

vacation layout (for BBTB2)

Happy Monday!  Ready for a new week?  Me neither!  Massive infusions of diet Coke are going to be required to keep me functional!  Our BBTB2 challenge this week is to use a charm on a a project.  I picked the charms from the Life As A Beach cartridge for some summer themed layouts (I'm gonna pretend it is July instead of February…and also pretend I am basking in a warm sunny beachy place…darn, I'm back home already!).  I backed each charm with a circle cut from Plaintain Schoolbook to get some color contrast.  This is a two page layout, but my photo of the two pages side by side was blurry for some reason but you can see each individual page.  I strung up my charms on some twine just for fun.  Go check out the cool projects over at BBTB2 and see what the design team has made to inspire you!

Life as A Beach-charms cut at 2 1/2 inches, font cut at 1 1/4 inch
Paper-CTMH Seaside prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink
CTMH hemp twine
letter stickers-American Crafts
white Signo Uniball gel pen


  1. Your layout makes me wish for summertime! love how you used charms this week, very nice.


  2. Oh my goodness I love that row of charms super cute! And your layout is awesome love the papers!

  3. I love Life is a Beach , you used it perfectly for this great layout !!!

  4. What an awesome use of the charms. Thanks for bringing some warmth and sunshine. I keep telling my husband to take me to the beach, lol. I hate winter. I love tge warm colors and the layout.

  5. Fantastic layout Michelle!!!! Love all of the different charms and those fabulous papers!!! :)

  6. Awesome layout! I love how you strung up the charms!!

  7. I instantly thought of summer when I saw your layout and then realized you used Life is a Beach cartridge. I love your colours and layouts. Summer will be here soon - Hang in There!

  8. Sorry I'm so late commenting Michelle, I have no excuse so I won't offer one up. lol Just pure laziness and trying to keep warm. I love love this layout, you know I'm such a huge fan of all your layouts, but I really love how you used the charms on this one!! Great papers too as you always have. Thanks for making this challenge so much fun! Hugs, Brenda