Challenge #1 - today is "Sandcastle Day" so it's time to be a little nostalgic. Be inspired by that most enjoyable childhood activity and create a project featuring sandcastles.
Hmmm....my initial thought was to feature a sandcastle photo on a page but, despite several beach vacations, I have no such photos. I know our daughters used to make little castles with their pails and shovels but back in those days, I never brought a camera to the beach.
So I turned to Pinterest and searched "sandcastle" in the hope that something would spark an idea. This photo made me think that perhaps I could use the triangle turret shapes as a design element:
I briefly considering mimicking that spiral design with rectangular pieces of patterned paper but wasn't sure that I could actually execute this idea successfully. Back to the Pinterest results again and after quite a bit of scrolling, I found this:
Now that was more like it! I could definitely replicate that book cover's design on a scrapbook page. I'm not sure that technically I'm satisfying the conditions of the challenge, but considering that I did find this option while searching for sandcastles, I'm hoping that Lisa will forgive me! And her challenge did mention being a little nostalgic and the barn photo on my layout can qualify as a bit retro so maybe that would help my case too! Here is my page:
This summer I am trying to say "yes" more often. On the way to pick berries at Lyman Orchards, I noticed this pretty barn with a tangle of blooming wildflowers in front. At the orchard, I considered stopping at that barn on the way home to take a photo or two. I started to talk myself out of it: the barn was right by the side of a somewhat busy road - what if someone sees me? So I drove past, but immediately remembered my "say yes" motto and I turned around, parked the car in a nearby lot and walked over to take the photos. I'm happy I did - this photo will always make me smile and remember my "say yes" moment.
(I should add that I returned to that same orchard a couple weeks later and because of road construction, those wildflowers have all been bulldozed over and there are some very unattractive construction vehicles parked right next to that barn- now I'm even more happy that I photographed them that day!)
Now it's your turn - whether you interpret this challenge literally or take a much looser approach (like me), please link your project here. We love it when you share your creations with us!