Friday, June 3, 2011

Jamaica.......*sigh*......

Good morning to you! I finally was able to manage a scrapbook page about our character breakfast in Jamaica this past spring. It already feels like an eternity ago that we went. The characters there were fabulous! They danced, entertained, and made sure to spend a lot of time with each child......especially Cortney. I know Sesame Street is really not age appropriate for a girl of 16, but I also couldn't deny her the chance to meet the characters she has grown up with and still loves. Even my really "cool" 14 year old thought it a wee bit fun! ; ) I used the Sesame Street Font cartridge as well as the Sesame Street Friends cartridge and cut the characters at 3" using all of the layers and shadow function. I inked the edges and even added glossy accents to Cookie's cookie! The sun was cut at 6". The journaling was printed on kraft cardstock and made to look like it is part of the sand!
The palm tree was cut using the Birthday Cakes cartridge and my Gypsy. I wanted to elongate the palm tree to fit my page without being too wide. It was cut at 5.43 x 9.46". I added a bit of brown flock to the coconuts and used my black Copic marker to add the three dots.
The star fish were cut at 1" and 1 2/2". They were creased, inked, a bit of glossy accents added, and some real sand sprinkled on top.
Today is our field day at school......which truly marks the end of the year and is always a fun day with the kids!

Tomorrow I will be visiting with my Gram....it is her 91st birthday.......and Sunday I have my girlfriend's son's christening. So a busy weekend ahead for me!

Have a wonderful weekend! I soooooo appreciate your visits here!!!

12 comments:

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Great layout! And the age-appropriate thing? Forget it! Who says---it's not?! My inner child is 4--and there are times I indulge her! That's one of the biggest problems with our world today---we're go go go---we forget how to PLAY! End of sermon! Blessings, Sharon

bonnie said...

Oh wonderful, what a fun layout...we went to Jamaica on our honeymoon and it was bliss! Have a great weekend! :) Hugs x

Shantaie said...

OMG I LOVE the mix of Sesame streeet and tropical touches!could anything be more fun?!!

fabulous....and the pictures are really the best paprt of your LO!!

Rose Ann said...

I love your page, and you've definitely captured the fun!! I love the palm tree and starfish!!

Diane Hodrick said...

That is such a cute layout! The pictures you used with the cuts are adorable! I went to Sesame Place in PA without knowing it was a waterpark...did my homework well, huh? Surprise, surprise. :)

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your page is adorable!

Something Special said...

love that page! That sesame street cartridge is perfect!

Amy Genn said...

Saw your link in the CricutCutter Yahoo Group email this morning. Went to check out your blog....and low and behold you have a daughter with CP.
My son, Eli, is almost 6. He has CP. Quite severe. I LOVE meeting new families, and sharing ideas as they come up!
So, Hello! My name is Amy. I'm in Washington state. I love to scrapbook....and hang out with other moms who have children with special needs.
Have a fantastic day.
Your work is beautiful!!! :)
Amy

Amy Genn said...

Oh, I meant to say also that, my son has been listening to Elmo and Sesame Street, almost exclusively, for over 5 years!!
I can totally see him still enjoying it as a teenager.

He just got his picture taken with Elmo on Thursday, during Park Day. Last hurrah for preschoool! He's on to Kindergarten, now :)

Amy Johnson said...

What an adorable and fun page! Love it!

Linda E said...

Great layout! Love the picture collage and the grat palm tree!

Mel said...

The detail to your tree and sea stars are amazing. What a great idea.