Sunday, May 2, 2010

Treasure Hunters

We had a wonderful day at the beach a couple of weeks ago - lots of sun (especially for early April!) and interesting sights. There were big windstorms a couple of days prior and quite a few boats were blown onto shore as a result. There were 3 wrecked on just our stretch of sand. The kids thought it was pretty cool and we all decided to play the parts of old-time pirates & beachcombers and search the beach for treasures. All we found were shells, seaweed and bits of wood but the boys figured they had discovered treasure anyhow. I created this layout to remember the day.
The pirates are digital stamp images from Mo's Digital Pencil. The sitting pirate is actually a girl but I trimmed off her pigtails and now I think it looks more like a cute boy. The barrell is a free digital stamp from Dustin Pike. The images are coloured with Copics. I created the chain by cutting apart a border strip, colouring it with Copics and then linking the pieces together again. The pirate-themed stamps are from Inkadinkado and I used Distressing Ink to give a weathered look. And in honour of the recent Earth Day, I made the shaker box (holding some of the boys' treasures) from packaging on its way to the garbage!


  • Reminisce "Lighthouse" patterned paper

  • Captain Hugh digital stamp, Mo's Digital Pencil

  • First Mate Kate digital stamp, Mo's Digital Pencil

  • Barrell digital stamp, Dustin Pike

  • Copic markers

  • Border strip, stash

  • Inkadinkado, miscellaneous stamps
I'm submitting this layout for a few challenges, as follows:


  1. Wonderful pages! They'll be enjoyed for years to come. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  2. I love the way this layout turned out. I like that you used a bunch of different techniques, I'll be lifting the chain idea! Very cool layout!

  3. What great pages! Scrapbooking always looks SO difficult to me, you have done a fabulous job!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Anything but a card' challenge at OSCC this week. Good luck!

  4. What fabulous pages these are, beautifully coloured images too. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  5. Great Layout. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice. Come back again next week, we love having you.

  6. This is so sweet.. You did a terrific job. I am so bad at scrapping and love seeing what you did here. Great layouts. We are so glad you joined us at Mo's this week..

  7. Fantastic pages and full of memories too!! x
    Thanks for joining Mo's challenge this week x

  8. What a super cute LO, love the cute images you have used, so cool!
    Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
    love tasha xx

  9. super cute, love it all!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.