Traditional Scrapbook Layout - Beach Club Pool Fun

Before I did my Project Life spreads or my mini album for Disney, I just had to scrapbook a few of my favorite photos of Austin at the pool.

I had so much fun putting this one together. I used some of my favorite colors and some really great embellishments on the page. I am in love with the white washed wood grain background paper from Teresa Collins. The slide at the pool was inside a shipwreck, so I used a lot of wood or wood grain elements.

For the title, I used some wood grain thickers by American Crafts, along with some alpha stickers from Simple Stories. Then I added some wood shapes from Studio Calico to embellish.

Keeping up with the wood theme, I added a Recollections wood quote bubble next to the photo of Austin starting his way down the slide.

I love the BasicGrey Capture die cuts but I haven't really had a chance to use them. This Capture The Moments one seemed perfect. Above that I added a chipboard camera from Recollections.

I used some mosaic tiles that I found in the clearance section at Michaels. At the time, I debated buying all the colors they had, but settled on this aqua, because it was my favorite. They have a shimmery look and I thought that went well with the water in the photos.

I did my journaling on a sheet cut from the Glitz Uncharted Waters 6x6 paper pad. I just ran it through my typewriter because I don't trust my handwriting not to mess up my page!

My favorite part of the page is this little vellum envelope that I die cut and added sand from the resort to.

I used a Sizzix die to cut the envelope and sealed the edges well with my ATG gun. I didn't want any sand to escape and needed a way to adhere it to my page, so I added some clear photo corners around each edge which helped hold it to the page. On top I added a button from My Mind's Eye and some sequins.

I get this weird adrenaline rush after finishing a scrapbook page now, something that never used to happen when I was scrapping the "Creative Memories" way in the past. I think taking a break and doing only Project Life, and now scrapping my very favorite photos and taking my time to make them is just what I needed to enjoy this hobby again. I look forward to my next page!

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Now & Then paper
BasicGrey Fact paper stack
DCWV All About Boys paper stack
Studio Calico wood shapes
BasicGrey tape strip
Recollections chipboard stickers
Glitz Uncharted Waters 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts Patchwork thickers
Simple Stories 24/7 sticker alphabet
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine embellishments
Mosaic stickers
Recollections wood quote
Sizzix small envelope die
BasicGrey Capture die cuts
BasicGrey Fact & Fiction paper banner