Friday, July 9, 2010

Inspired by...

Lately I am inspired by the bright happy colors of summer. I am enjoying the sunny days, less traffic and the lasting daylight. I love ice cream cones and walking along Key Biscayne. Driving to the Keys and seeing the beauty that surrounds us here in South Florida. (Although I am not particularly fond of the humidity — eeek!) My June Studio Calico kit, Partly Sunny, is perfect for my summer photos. It provides plenty of inspiration... I am thinking I need to do a mini album with this kit! Hmm...

(By the way, there are still some of these kits available if you want one!)

I have so many beautiful images from my weekend trip to The Moorings Village in Islamorada. It was such a peaceful, relaxing place to be. (Wish I was there right now!) I also have photos from our trip to Reno and Lake Tahoe in May that I haven't scrapped. And now I am gearing up to go on an awesome summer road trip that will take us from Las Vegas, NV to Sedona and the Grand Canyon, AZ. Then to Zion National Park in Utah, up past Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, WY. After that, we'll head to Seattle, WA via Montana and Idaho. 16 days of adventure, no work and pure enjoyment. I can't wait!!! :)

I splurged on a little gift for myself (it's okay to do that sometimes, right?) This is something that I know I will be using a lot on our summer vacation... I bought a new camera bag from Epiphanie and I love it! It's so soft and roomy and beautiful. It's not your typical ugly manly bag; this one is actually stylish and easy to carry. This is the bag on the left of this photo; it's brown leather and the style is called Ginger.

Lastly, here's a layout that I did last week for the Studio Calico sketch challenge using the Anthology papers. This is me at the Bon Jovi concert earlier this year!!!

I have lots more layouts to share, but I'll be back soon with photos of those. Tomorrow, I'll be hanging with my lovely girlfriends at Barb's house, scrapbooking and celebrating Lou's birthday. How fun! I am really looking forward to the weekend...

Peace and happy scrapping!


carylhope said...

Oh you lucky girl! An Epiphanie bag... I can only dream... Heee!

I LOVE your layout, as always. :-) Looking forward to see the others.

And you must be looking forward to your big road trip. We are looking forward to you sharing your adventure! :-)

Mary Jo said...

Cute layout with the SC!!

Vanessa - I am not quite sure what color yellow my husband used on my scrap room walls. I can double check with him, but I have a feeling he won't remember. It's a nice creamy pale yellow though.

Ady said...

I love your layout and your Epiphanie bag. You are going to look so stylish carrying your bag on the road. LOL

Damaris said...

LOve the baG!!! I know what you's been so darn hot here!! YUCK!!! Can't wait til' this weekend. Great LO. ESE MACHO ESTA ENTERO!!! QUE DIOS LO BENDIGA!