Jersey Shore

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and was quite dismayed to see a Hurricane with my name make landfall in my hometown area!  I was looking through photos and found these pics I had taken back in the early 70's and thought I would make a 12" x 12"scrapbook page for them.  This is Brant Beach on Long Beach Island where I spent many happy summer days.

Behind each of the photos, I placed a Nautical Wheeler Doily to which I added a bit of Distress ink.  Using my Dotties's Ric Rac I created borders to mount the bottom portion of the Homeward Bound frame.  I added Flower Soft to each of the cattails as well as a bit of Distress ink.  (Thank you, Jodi, for the idea to use just the reeds and cattails)  I used my Lower Case Lace Script alphabet for the words.  When I was a kid and learning to draw, I always called seagulls in the sky "M birds" as they looked like part of the letter "m".  So that is how I created the birds for my layout; I die cut the lower case "m" and then trimmed out my bird, lol. 

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  1. Oh Sandy, your page is so beautiful and yet so sad too. Nature has a way of surviving and restoring itself and these beaches will return to their natural beauty in some way or another over time.

    You have chosen wonderful pictures, and captured the essence of them perfectly with your colours, dies and layout.

    I love this :)


  2. A beautiful layout and colors! Love the cattails with the flower soft! Realistic!

  3. Such a cute idea about the birds. Wonderful color selection along with the cattails and the doilies. Great job. Edna

  4. Just a gorgeous page & so nice you have these photos of what it used to look like!
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Wonderful page and memories for you Sandy!
    Paper Hugs,

  6. Sandy your page is so beautiful and heartfelt. I am so glad that you have fond memories especially in light of Hurricane Sandy. I am praying for everyone that is suffering - these types of losses are so devastating! I lost my home in a 100 year storm here in Seattle in the late 1990's and I will never forget it! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us and your beautiful art!
    :) Jill

  7. Sandi, your layout is wonderful! Love the flower soft on the Cattails. Very creative with the birds! Beautiful page!

  8. Beautiful layout Sandy, love the images you've used, and I like how you've recreated them using dies, and great idea for the birds too.
    Donna xx

  9. Sandy, this is a wonderful layout. My heart breaks for all those people in the Jersey Shore area. Wishing them all well.

  10. Oh Sandy, so sorry to hear that your hometown was affected with the hurricane. But your beautiful tribute with this layout is a wonderful way to remember.

  11. Wonderful layout Sandy, and what a lovely place you grew up in, such a wonderful memory to always treasure. Love how you created the reeds and cattails!

  12. so gorgeous!!!! love the way you added the cattails!!


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