Friday, June 22, 2012

Sweet Dreams in the Caribbean

I don't usually start a layout with a title but ever since I saw a song challenge over at Scrap Friendzy, I had the song from the Eurythmics stuck in my head so I had to use it for a title - all it took was looking for the perfect picture to go with it!  This photo is from a trip we took to the Caribbean last year.  During that trip, we took a catamaran from St Kitts to Nevis - Alex was in heaven (though she hates the photo and threatened harm if I posted this on my blog)! 

The recipe for this and challenges I am entering are below the picture.

This was the sketch inspiration from My Creative Time:

This was the photo inspiration from Lasting Memories:


  • Paper = My Minds Eye (Stella & Rose and Lime Twist)
  • Cardstock = Co'Ordinations
  • Yellow Chevron Ribbon = May Arts
  • Pearl Brads = My Minds Eye Indie Chic
  • Flowers = Michael's and My Mind's Eye
  • Letters = Thickers and die cut on Cricut using a variety of fonts in SCAL
  • Embossing on "This" = Indian Corn embossing powder (really cool multi-colored embossing powder)
  • Buttons = My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose
  • Twine = hemp cord from Hobby Lobby
  • Journaling mat - both the circle and the scalloped circle were cut on Cricut using SCAL
  • Scalloped border = cut on Cricut using SCAL
  • Corner Punch on photo mat = Fiskars


  1. Cute layout. The colors look great together.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  2. Very pretty layout. I like all the pattern papers. Thank you for joining us at Exploring Cricut!


  3. Beautifully done! The song title is perfect for this lo! Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories!
    Elizabeth LMDT

  4. Gorgeous layout and the perfect title for a dreamy picture. Love all the cool elements. Thanks for sharing with us at Lasting Memories.

  5. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love how you copied that argyle to a tee!! Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week! :)

  6. Gorgeous LO Lisa :-) Alex's photo is lovely and the whole design is just perfect :-) I am sure she is proud of this really ,,,, :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Love all the patterns and textures! Great job! Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge :)

    ~ Cassandra

  8. What a beautiful layout! Great colors and design! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  9. Fabulous layout!! Love the colors, the photo and that great title!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  10. Fabulous page and I love all the colors! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  11. Gorgeous LO! Adorable pic! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  12. excellent LO - you really picked up the challenge nicely - love the diamonds... thanks for joining us at lasting memories - kimberly dt

  13. Oh.

    This is absolutely breath taking!!!! Awesome job, and I really hope no harm comes to you for She's a doll too :) Thanks for playing along with us at Lasting Memories!!!

    Tina (LMDT)

  14. What a great LO!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  15. A fabulous page, a great design and those colours are beautiful, stunning details and sentiment - perfect for your gorgeous photograph.

    hugs Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challeng.

  16. Hi Lisa,
    You are the winner of our "Summer Fun" challenge at Exploring Cricut. Please email me your information at Congrats!!

  17. Your layout is BEAUTIFUL with all the AWESOME details!great job with the sketch!!!!Thanks for joining us in the MCT ~ Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge!:)

  18. Great photo and layout! Love the title and all the details - they compliment the photo perfectly! Thanks for entering Scrap-It-Girl's June Punch Challenge. :)

  19. Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl.. I love this layout.. great color combo

  20. Thank you for entering the Scrap It Girl "Use Your Punches" Design Challenge. Your entry is cute - love the photo and the title! For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page:
    xoxo, Rina Gonzales, Scrap It Girl Design Team Member