Saturday, May 5, 2012

Trinity Paper Arts National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop!

Welcome and thanks for joining me on the Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop! Today is one of my favorite holidays and I just found out about it this year!  I have been missing out for the last 10 years!!

I wanted to share with you a layout I made using Surf N' Swim.  Because I live way, way, way inland, I don't get to the beach much.  The first time I went to a warm beach was when I was 21. I spent many vacations during my childhood at the colder beaches in Washington state. I dug around through my old photo albums and found some pictures of one of my first trips to the Washington coast.  I have seen many fabulous layouts lately that people have done with old photos so I took this opportunity to try it myself.

I love the palm trees on the Palm Trees "A" paper, but am often intimidated by their beauty and not sure how to work with them. As I was scanning my scrap room, my eyes fell on my embossing powders and figured that would be a great addition to make the trees stand out. 

I just love to fussy cute the flowers on Flowers "A" and think they make a great addition to just about any layout. I added a little bling in the center to jazz them up.

It was a lot of fun working with some old photos and I'll definitely be doing it again.

Thanks for joining me today!

Since you came her from Jenn's blog, you'll want to go to Cristal's next.

Trinity Paper Arts
Erika Taylor
Kristin Tweedale
Jenifer Cowles
Veronica Johnson
Jenn Cochran
Staci Jones  <-- You are here!
Cristal Hobbs  <-- Go here next!
Jennifer Priest

Be sure to post the secret phrase "I love scrapbooking!" on Trinity's Facebook Page or tweet it to Trinity (@Trinity Paper) and they'll draw one name from all the posters to win the Surf N Swim Collection!! They'll also choose one more winner from all the comments on all the blogs in the Hop to win the Making the Team Collection so be sure to comment.

Trinity Paper Arts Surf N' Swim- Flowers "A", Palm Tree "A", and Noteworthy "A"
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Antique Linen
Kraft Paper
Ranger Inkssentials Embossing Pen
AC Zing Embossing Powder- Metallic Green and Opaque Chestnut
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Bronze and Spanish Moss
Prima Flowers
WeR Sew Easy Variegated Floss- Neutral (Mud pie)
Imaginisce iRock stones


  1. Great layout, looks like a fabulous time!!! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!! TFS

  2. I remember the beach when I lived in Washington, but don't think I can remember a day as sunny. The thing I remember is digging oysters. Your LO is great, it almost looks like sunny Florida! Love the palm trees.

  3. Love your project
    Have a wonderful weekend !!

  4. Love you layout. The paper works well with the vintage photos... TFS

  5. Love this, Staci!!! Always love your work. Trinity is lucky to have you to feature their papers! <3

  6. Really love how you highlighted those trees with embossing and all the journaling on the page.

  7. Superb layout...and just the right amount of the embellishments.

  8. Super Simple, but super sa-weet beach page! Love it!

  9. Awwww, sorry I missed this and how great is your layout. LOVE the flowers!