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Monday, 4 July 2011

fancy pants beach bum

I went to my local scrapbook shop a couple of weeks ago to book my every-other-monthly crop night, and they asked me to make some product sample layouts! I was pretty excited, but also pretty apprehensive, because my style is so basic. The Fancy Pants Beach Bum range is an awesome boy range with a beach theme, which gave me my first headache.


I know you'll find it strange - after all, I live in Australia, and everyone surfs here, and kangaroos roam the main street - but I don't do beaches. Maybe, when I was a kid, I lived on the beach for our two-week-annual-beach-holiday, but moving to Queensland tamed me of that idea. Queensland is full of mud flats*, and stingers**, and working in paradise means you stop seeing paradise*** eventually.


So we had to go to the beach and take some photos. It wasn't until we got there that I realised that while we often play at the playground beside the beach, I don't usually let the kids play on the sand, so it was Riley's first walk on sand.


It wasn't until I dropped the layouts off that I realised I had created an 8.5x11 layout, when all the samples in store are 12x12. So I'm hoping that someone likes my layouts, and that they ask me to create something again.

* Queensland isn't all mud flats, just the bits where I live
** Marine stingers aren't much fun
*** Maybe it was my experience of paradise, but I don't even like to go back and visit my sister there.
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3 comments

  1. How lovely to have been asked to create some LOs....they're great!
    Alison xx

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  2. You never know, you might start a whole new interest in the smaller size at your local shop

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  3. Oh what a great summer feel these layouts have - I bet they request you do more!

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