Tuesday, 18 September 2012

{ At the Beach }

Last August we had our half annual appointment at the dentist and although the kids never have anything to worry about, it is not something they look forward to. So .... I always try to do something fun afterwards. And because our dentist is situated close to the beach, that's where we went!

The day was very beautiful: not too warm and not too cold. They kids could play in the sand and in the water and I could enjoy a coffee and read my book on my Kindle. I LOVE days like that!
We ended the day with fish and chips and that made it even more perfect :). By that time we had totally forgotten we had even been to the dentist!

Of course that day has to go into my scrapbook! And here's the page I made using one of my favorite scrapbooking kits from Jenni Bowlin:

and - of course - a few close-ups:

What I love about Jenny Bowlin's products are all the matching items: the journaling cards, the chipboard elements, the tags and the STAMPS (Love those!)!!!! The background is cardstock from Core'dinations which I sanded (also from the kit). The sun is not from the kit, this is from American Crafts and came with the September kit from Scraptastic. And of course I had to machine stitch on my page. It's just not finished without.

Btw, the frame around the photo was created using Instagram on my iPhone. Love the endless possibilities from Instagram

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and if you leave a comment I'll make sure to visit yours too!



  1. Monique your day sounded heavenly, especially after having to visit the dentist. :)
    Just love the instagram frames around the pics and your use of JB is wonderful.

  2. Wat een leuke LO en wat een gave producten heb je gebruikt. Super idee om een tandartsbezoek zo af te sluiten. Groetjes Yvonne Poot

  3. Leuk zo'n strakke layout. En op deze manier wil ik ook wel naar de tandarts :-)

  4. Zo wordt een tandartsbezoekje nog eens iets om naar uit te zien:) Het is een supermooie lay-out geworden! Ik krijg er echt een strandgevoel bij. Die opkomende zon achter het vellum is ook een heel leuk detail.

  5. you always inspire me, my friend! beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous page again Monique. I love the look of those frames around the pics.
    My kids are not worried about the dentist either , but I must admit I do not quite like it myself... Even if my dentist is quite funny!I always expect them to find all kinds of problems...LOL! Sounds like you had a good day!

  7. I love the design of this one Monique! Really love the use of the vellum!

  8. Super leuke lay-out.....en slim om die 2 dingen te combineren!! Gaaf is dat instagram hé, ik gebruik het ook graag met mijn foto's. Leuke foto's van je dochter ze past qua kleuren perfect bij de achtergrond!!

    groetjes Yvonne

  9. Super gave layout! Leuk hoe je dat core'dinations papier hier voor de achtergrond hebt gebruikt, het lijkt net zand :-) Gave stempel ook met die titel er over heen.

  10. Hi monique. I think your lo is super cute and have chosen it to be featured on the Paper Issues blog today :-)