Monday, July 1, 2013

Surf's Up - July Paper Trail Blog Hop

Welcome to this stop on the Paper Trail blog hop.You may have just surfed in from Lynne's blog, but don't worry if you didn't. Our hop is circular!

My technical difficulties are finally resolved and I can share my Surf's Up layout. I created it using Studio J. First, a bit of the story.

I came home from an event last month and I couldn't wait to scrapbook the photos. I am not a fast photo printer. I usually let things languish on my camera and computer until I have an order large enough to justify a good coupon or a sale price. Needless to say, I wanted to record the day, but didn't have a good plan to do so. Enter Studio J. I uploaded my photos and off I went. I had the layout mostly completed before I went to bed. I added some finishing touches to the journaling and embellishment a few days later and, voila, a layout completed within weeks of the event itself!

The blue wave paper was a good background for my daughter's Daisy ceremony (even though it didn't take place anywhere near water). I re-colored a few elements to emphasize the Lagoon in the papers and then added Pear - a color not featured in the papers - to coordinate with the photos. This was one of the biggest bonuses for me. I was able to keep a pattern that I loved but make it fit in even better with my final product.

I have to admit, however, studio scrapbooking can be a bit addictive. I've created 12 pages (6 layouts) in the last few weeks. I'll share them here starting next week. I hope you'll stop back and see some more of the reasons I love Studio J.

Now surf on over to Tracey's blog. I'm sure you'll like what you see!


  1. Very well done!!! Love the blues with the Bridging Over ceremony! Love the quotes, too!

  2. I love your layout, such great memories, too!

  3. love the layout. I do love Studio J too!!

  4. So glad to see this done in Studio J!! Beautiful layout, colors and memories!

  5. Looks nice. I need to use studio j more. ;)