I am honored to have been selected as the Guest Designer for this week's challenge at My Sheri Crafts! This week's challenge is to create something Summer or Beach Themed.I created this 8 1/2"x11" layout for the challenge. The background paper is from K&Company. It was a 12"x12" piece of paper that I trimmed to fit. I cut a piece of brown cardstock 8 1/2" long then hand cut it to look like some sand. I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker then covered it with some smoky quartz glitter by Martha Stewart. The photo is 4"x6" and matted twice with blue cardstocks. The light glittery blue cardstock is cut at 4 1/4"x6 1/4" and the dark turquoise one is cut at 4 1/2"x6 1/2." I used All Mixed Up to cut the "beach" sentiment. It is cut at 1 1/2" and I used my Gypsy to weld it. I used Cricut Keystone to cut the B & Y in "boy." They are cut at 1 3/4." I used Pack Your Bags to cut the beach ball for the O in "boy." It is also cut at 1 3/4." I covered the red, blue and yellow pieces with glossy accents. I also used pop-dots to adhere the beach ball to the page, the rest of the title is just adhered onto the paper. The sandcastle is cut at 2 3/4" from Life is a Beach. I added some x-mas red Stickles to the flags. The shovel and pail is from Simply Charmed, I just didn't use the face. It is cut at 2 1/4." I used some diamond Stickles on the white piece on the pail and some glossy accents on the rest of the pail. The photo is the son of a friend of mine. I met her in when I lived in Alaska and was there when her son was born. They now live in Georgia (her husband is in the Army), so she sends me photo updates of the little guy and I just loved this one!