Wednesday, 4 July 2012

You know it's summer when... and friends come to visit on their vacation. It's one of my favorite things about summer in Newfoundland.

It's a sad but true fact that I a lot of my family doesn't live here. So, when they come home for a visit, I make the most of it. I put our regular lives on hold (as much as possible) and cram in more quality time than you'd believe possible. (Vacations don't last forever, after all.)

This is a page about a trip we took to a cabin in Hopeall when my friend, Louise, was home in 2010. The men-folk went to pick up fish and chips for supper and we piled all the kids in our wagon and went for a walk to pass the time. Such a simple thing and yet such a wonderful memory from that summer.

Hopeall with Louise

All the paper is from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime collection. This is an old collection so you won't be able to find that fab cloud paper anymore but it was perfect for this page. I punched holes in the background paper and threaded the My Mind's Eye twine right through before tying a bow. I find it easier to work with twine if it's anchored in place with brads or holes. And, of course, a little washi tape from Freckled Fawn to finish it off.

My favorite part of this page is the stenciled border framing the pictures.  I used the Number Jumble stencil by Dyan Reaveley and some white paint. Her Dylusions stencils are available in 5x8 and 9x12 but I only have the smaller size.  I had to mask and line up the stencil a couple of times to make the framed area big enough for my pictures but it was worth the effort.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you're having a wonderful summer with lots of family, friends and sunshine, too.




  1. Going to have to try that twine trick! Love capturing these simple moments, that's what makes like so good!

    1. The simple moments can often be the sweetest and twine that stays in place is definitely one of my simple pleasures. Thanks for the comment, Whitney.