Well, it is a rather dreary day around here - lots of rain, fog and gloomy outside looks.....this layout is where I'd much rather be right now! So....here's to daydreaming!
When we were on our Disney cruise, our first stop was Nassau, Bahamas. The ocean was a bit choppy, though, since a hurricane was close, so we opted to just take a tour of the Atlantis Resort. That place was massive! Wow - if we had lots of money, I think we would just stay there for a week! I think you could entertain yourself for days without ever leaving the place - pretty incredible. Lots of sea creatures to watch as well as a ton of pools and slides and fun things to enjoy with or without the kiddos!
For this layout I mostly used items from my Story Hour kit. It's kind of funny to me that I just fell in love with my Daydream Believer kit and I wasn't overly enthused about the Story Hour kit, but I've made 3 times as many layouts already using the Story Hour kit. In fact, I've probably almost killed that kit. That just goes to show you not to always judge a kit by it's cover! ;)
So, anyway, on the left edge of this page is the flip side of the green paper in the middle of the layout. I like both sides, so I wanted to accent both images, but I didn't want the chevron to take over the page.
I also loved this yellow horehound pattern on this paper - I think these papers are both by Echo Park. I love their products any day! I used a few Studio Calico Chipboard buttons and tags. I anchored the tag with Stampin' Up brads and letters from Simple Stories. The journaling spots are October Afternoon and the flourish sticker is from Basic Grey. I also loved the touch of bling this glitter ribbon from American Crafts adds to the border!
Here is the opposing page. More of the same - another border strip from the Basic Grey sticker page. The brown paper is from Studio Calico the Calico Collection. The accordian fold flower I made about a month ago when I decided I wanted to experiment with making these finally! I made it, but it was too big to fit on my card, so I stuck it on a Gluber and just waited until the right project came along. It fit magically with this page, so I added a My Mind's Eye brad on top, and it finished my layout!