Thursday, September 2, 2010

A walk on the beach

One can never get enough of the beach . . . sun, sand and the surf!  I came across this picture of all the cousins in the family taking a walk on the beach at Avalon, NJ, back from 1998.  Avalon was the summer vacation for the whole family for over 20 years.  If you notice all the kids are wearing their Avalon t-shirts.

We have a new sketch today over at Sketches In Thyme.  Another great sketch by Helen Croft over at Scrap A Little.
When I first saw this sketch it reminded me of a painting.  I decided that I wanted to try something new, so I purchased some burlap to use as the backdrop for my photo.  I even added some paint.
Almost all of the paper on this layout came from Little Yellow Bicycle Boardwalk collection.
Now if you've ever taken a trip to the Jersey shore, the one thing you always see flying over the ocean, is a plane with some sort of advertisement flapping behind it.  I couldn't resist adding this cute little wooden airplane I found at Michaels and adding some Jenni Bowlin banners to it.


I haven't been to Avalon since 2002.  I hold many precious memories of those times and a thankful that I have the pictures to keep those memories alive!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . .  Debbie

29 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Pictures do keep our memories alive! Great layout!

Tina said...

Beautiful layout !! Love your work !! TFS xx

aussiescrapper said...

Debbie, this is truly stunning dear friend, you are so creative, you think outside the square and have rocked this, the burlap (which is so hard to find over here) looks amazing and the memories you have of Avalon are recreated in this layout so perfectly, you make me want to visit, it looks great there. The picture is awesome too, how hard is it to get this many kids in a photo normally, great work. You are an awesome out of the box scrapper. PS. lol re: the comment about your 23 yr old son with housework, I bet you have brought him up just so well, you would be a wonderful mum. Melxx

aussiescrapper said...

I forgot to mention I am sorry I forgot about the time difference when waiting for Purple pumpkin, and it is hard because sometimes I miss out also, she does have some awesome stuff, if you knew what you wanted I could always get it for you, but in saying that I am never sure what Sam is putting up. I think setting the alarm is the best bet but maybe if you suggested to Sam a little later in the night to reveal, I am not sure of your time differences over there.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOVE< LOVE< LOVE this lo! Every darn thing about it, especially the burlap ...very cool element to add to a beach lo! ... you roczed this sketch! Staci

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I meant - rocked, not roczed... to early in the am & no coffee yet...lol

Jocelyn said...

Oh my goodness.....you are amazing...this is beyond PERFECT!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Denise said...

Your layout is so beautiful!!!! Love all the dimension.

joeygirl86 said...

I love this LO! All the details are just perfect!

Denise said...

This is fabulous! I love the burlap! Great textures and the plane is too cute! I grew up on the East Coast and remember those planes..lol

Diana said...

WOW!!!! This is truly GORGEOUS!!!! I love all the dimension and embellishments you added. just gorgeous.

Dawn said...

I just love this layout! All the fun colors and embellishments, make this fun picture pop.

Brenda said...

Every little detail is just stunning. You are an amazing artist, Debbie!! Now go and enter this over Two Peas in the Little Yellow Bicycle challenge. You will win for sure!!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Debbie What a fun and creative layout you made girl!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great layout as you know I love the beach.... the plane is awesome and you are right they are always flying over with a banner of sorts! Bright vibrant colors are great for the beach. TFS

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Awww that little airplane and the clothes are sooooo cute. Lovin' this layout:)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for commenting on the OA blog today!!!! I appreciate your kind words!
Love your blog! Beautiful layouts!
Lindsey

Cindy Gay said...

No that's adorable and what a great picture to have.

Tanya R said...

What fabulous embellishments! A really fun layout.
Hugs
Tanya

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is fantastic!!!!! Love that airplane with the banner. This is awesome!!!!!!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, so cute .. love the plane flying overhead. What a wonderful idea using the burlap and also framing everything! Love your creativity!

Julia said...

Oh my word Debbie this is wonderful. The burlap is fantastic you are so creative and always manage to come up with something so completely different. Thanks for sharing.

annette said...

WOW Debbie this is awesome love that photo X:)

Stine said...

Love this!! Especially the plane and the wawes! Awesome! Looking forward to work with you at SOUS!!

Fern said...

Debbie, I can't get over the details you've added to this amazing layout!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Hugs!!

Leinad said...

Your layouts have caught my eye on quite a few occasions and now again, so as i made my way to your blog, I just signed up to be a follower. This particular layout is absolutely beautiful! It is my favorite from the sketches in thyme design team and I wanted to let you know how great it is (I'm all about the details and yours are just perfect - especially the plane...might have to scraplift that idea!). Looking forward to your future projects :)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous layout Debbie! I just love all the texture! You have such a fun whimsical style!

Emora Designs said...

This layout is absolutely adorable! I love the plane with the little banner and your use of the burlap. So cute! With your talent you really should consider entering the challenges over at Papercraft Star http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com they are offering a lot of prizes right now too! Oh and they post all of their challenges weeks in advance to give crafters a head start!

Regan

Andrea Amu said...

Yea! Looks like I can finally post comments to your blog again! That was sooo odd, but at least I don't have to just oogle your beautiful work anymore without leaving you due praise!

I think you have such a unique creative mind at play, Debbie! I love that you thought to use burlap for the backdrop of this... and painted it too! Wow... clever I tell ya!