Thursday, August 16, 2012

giddy up!

life can get pretty stressful with responsibilities-demands it's nice to just get away and ride a mule.  my hubby and daughter rode for hours--even my middle boy got up on a horse for a while. I sat and took over 300 pictures--I was in my element watching my family having a FABULOUS time just--being.  the weather was cool, the storm clouds rolled in and made for some interesting back drops.  in fact the picture with the clouds in the back was one that I took with my phone and posted to instagram--pretty sweet!  today on the Elle's studio blog there is a sketch I took the challenge and came up with this layout:

The sketch inspired me to place my pictures and elements but I added a bit of "me" to it by adding more pictures and cameo cuts.
closeups:
these arrow and hexagons are from the studio calico stamp camp cuts:
told my daughter that the little stamped heart was my favorite part of this layout--it has crackle accents inside of it!  it's the little things that make me happy! :)  that little enjoy sticker has been floating around my desk for a while and FINALLY found a home here:
 thanks for the visit today!
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10 comments:

Tina said...

Awesome layout Diana! Really love the arrows and the great use of crackle - I have it on my desk but always struggle with what to do with it!

Ashley Horton said...

GREAT page Diana!! Love the hexagon shapes and the arrows!! And awesome page design!

Jingle said...

Very cute layout!

Kathy Martin said...

Too cool! I've never riden a mule! Our family just got back from the beach. We were there for four days and had a great time. Ate lots of seafood and got some sun! :) Great page, by-the-way! ;) love all your elements and how you left the Studio Calico on there.

Heather Leopard said...

This layout is super fab. Love the cutouts and the little touch with the heart!

Lisa Andrews said...

It sounds like fun shoot all of those photos! Really great layout and cool arrows.

angie gutshall said...

Love this layout! And I'm lovin' those arrows!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeee the title, the photos and LOVING the arrows!!! Sounds like a fun time!!!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic!!! The products you have used are fantastic! How fun are the arrows?! Gorgeous layout!

Diane Payne said...

This is fabulous, Diana! You rocked this one!