hello summer....

it's slowly warming up here, which is a little crazy for a north carolina spring.  it's usually super hot and steamy by this time in june.  regardless, the beach is on my mind.  constantly.  i was looking back through some pictures of our beach trip last year and found this adorable picture of my son on the beach.  and i knew it just had to be on a layout.  and i knew that The Pier collection from crate paper just had to be my collection!!

so i created this layout for the creative weekly challenge at crate paper.  and i won..............what???  totally shocked and in awe.  paper and the companies who make paper are just amazingly awesome.

take a look....

thank you to crate paper for the awesome challenge and for featuring my layout on their blog.  seriously so honored and humbled.  i love this creative outlet and i'm just so thankful for all the doors and opportunities it has opened up for me.  never in a million years would i have imagined....

thank you to everyone who stops by my silly little blog.  you all are awesome and i can't thank you enough for your support and kind words.

as always,


  1. Fabulous! I love those great layers!

  2. Your layout is just beautiful. congratulations.

  3. Um this is beautiful! I love all the layers, gorgeous.