Ok, Bandito is no longer a puppy, havi20150506_093617ng just turned 3 on May 4th, but he will always be a puppy to me. 🙂

This vacation at St. George Island, FL was so warm and wonderful. We had a glorious time walking along the shore, and this layout shows Bandito’s first time off leash at the beach!  He absolutely loved it. At first my hubby walked him out onto the sand on leash. Then when Bandito seemed a little calmer he unclipped him. The pictures of Bandito running around in what we call the Havanese Hurricane mode were all blurry, so I had to settle for getting a shot of him completely spent smiling into the sun by the water’s edge.  This is a fantastic memory for me and I’m so glad I was able to scrap it into this layout.

20150506_093437I decided to do a grid layout and had some fun using papers and cut-aparts from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan collection and the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection along with various little scraps of paper from my scrap box. The mesh I got to play with added great texture and somehow seemed to lend a fishing/seashore quality.

I tried so many different patterned papers, but in the end I thought the teal of the sky reflected in the sentiment that says “LET THE FUN BEGIN” and the little scraps along with the cheery yellow in the yellow polka dot paper added a great sunny feeling to the neutral background papers.   In lieu of sequins or bling scatter, I also had fun hot gluing on some small sea shells from an old necklace.  I thought they complemented the beach theme nicely without adding too much bulk (sometimes I add so much bulk that my layouts won’t fit into a scrapbook album).

The following is a process video showing the creation start-to-finish:

This layout is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Let’s Get Sentimental Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Yellow Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF

 

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