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Monday, July 9, 2012

Vacancy at the "Seaside Villa"

Summer is not my favorite season.  The oppressive heat bothers me terribly, but if I could spend all my summer days by the breezy seashore, then I think I would change my mind.  So, I invite you to join me at my "Seaside Villa" - my July Counterfeit Kit.  Based on Citrus Twist's June kit entitled, "Summer Boardwalk", my kit will transport you to ocean breezes, warm sand beaches and refreshing waters with cool turquoise patterned papers, warm neutral cardstock and little treasures found in the sand like hexagon chipboard shapes and wood veneer seashells.  Come dig your toes in the sand with me as we take a look:


Yes, this is in my kids' sandbox and yes, I did get a little bit of sand in my Thickers, but I think it was well worth it!


Here on the "boardwalk" you can get a closer look at my collection.  I followed the selection of cardstock pretty closely, along with the addition of the text paper.  I just love the turquoise colors, so I included several different patterned papers in that hue.  On the far left are 2 different wood grains and the obligatory chevron (I do love them, it just seems that they are always in there!) and a chevron mask for the off-chance I can't find some of that zig zag pattern.  The only exact match I had was the Mini Market stickers in orange, so in they went along with a light turquoise set of Thickers.  Here are some close-ups of my embellies:

Some orange chevron (there it is again!) ribbon, My Mind's Eye brads, and a stamp set with similar images as the original kit.
I used my Cricut "George" cartridge to cut out those blurbs out of ledger paper.

The Pink Paislee chipboard hexagons from their Nantucket line are just as quaint as their namesake.  I wouldn't mind my Seaside Villa in that location!  And some wood veneer shapes from Close to My Heart are a perfect souvenir.



Just love that vintage slide from Jenni Bowlin Studios and that "vintage" woodgrain boat and frame came from a stash swap over at Lain Ehmann's Scrap Happy membership site.  I think it is from My Mind's Eye from several years ago, but I loved the woodgrain.  Just goes to show you that if you hold onto stuff long enough, it comes back into style!

So, are you convinced to spend a few days at the "Seaside Villa"?  I wouldn't wait too long to book your stay.  Before you know it, there will be a "NO" on the vacancy sign.  Grab your scissors and your sunscreen and join me for an enchanted retreat.


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful counterfeit! I love your kit!

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  2. You are just so amazingly clever & so fab at presenting your kit! I especially like how you keep the narrative running along with the theme :~) That sandbox shot is TOTALLY the bomb! And your kit is really lovely - I think you were really inspired this month!

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  3. you make me smile Lynette and your kit is divine! how witty and clever you are in your presentation. Great kit, wonderful embellies, including all those chevrons (and I know what you mean!) and I cannot wait to see what you make.

    Oh, and can I make a reservation please, I neeeeed a holiday!

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  4. Great staging of photographs. Looking forward to your layouts.

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  5. That is such a cute way to photograph your kit!!! It is wet and wintery here and your kit really reminds me of summer at the beach!

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  6. I'm ready....let's go!!! I love the kit you put together!!!

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  7. Oh, your kit is too cute! I love it!!!! Hehehe about sand in your thickers!!!! P.S. Your kit makes me say, "I want to go to there." ala Liz Lemon (if you watch 30 Rock)

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  8. I was wondering where you'd photographed your kit - so clever - and Thickers always need an extra little bit of sticking anyway, right? Lovely collection of colours and patterns in your kit too!

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  9. Super cute stuff in your kit. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  10. I'm with you. I don't like heat. ICK. But your kit rocks and if you need to get away to the beach, well come on over...we can head off together. ;)

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  11. I love your kit!!! So sweet and calming! I enjoyed seeing your first layouts using your goodies too!! Definitely makes me want to head to the beach!!

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  12. Oh my! I can't believe I've missed your kit. Gorgeous!!!!! Love it!!

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