Life's a Beach Scrapbook Layout

I guess that I've been dreaming about being near the ocean with my feet in the sand and a cool drink in my hand. Ahhh, a girl can wish can't she? Well, living in north Texas I sure can't just go spend a day at the beach when I want to. So the next best thing is make a layout about the beach! Ok, not really the NEXT best thing, but kind of close, LOL! I used Life's a Beach cartridge to make this beach scene.
Everything is cut on my Expression except, of course, the sand. For that I used some sand patterned paper that I first tore and then curled the torn edges. Then I used my craft blade and cut wavy lines through the paper. I inked all the edges and the wavy cuts. The tree, chair, sun, sand dollar, and title were all inked too - I'll ink anything that doesn't move! I placed the legs of the chair in one of the wavy lines that I cut to make it look like it was really in the sand.
For the sun I used the Hide Contour feature in Cricut DesignStudio. I love this feature! The sun originally had a smiling face in the middle but I didn't want that. So I selected all of the parts of the face that I didn't want to cut and hid them. Now I just have the outline of the sun!
I went from this:
to this:

I can almost hear the waves crashing onto the shore! Enjoy and Happy Crafting!



  1. OMG I LOVE this layout and I love your signature - did you make that? If you did can you make me one? LOL

  2. Angela, love your layouts!!

  3. I love this layout, and like you I love the beach. I just can't get to it. SO instead my decor in my house and classroom is everything to do with the beach. I love the "Life's a Beach" cart and use it a lot!! Thanks for sharing.