August 16, 2011

Victoria Gardens meets the Washington Coast

My husband and I recently got back from a well deserved trip to the Washington coast. It was so beautiful out there. We spent most afternoons on the beach looking for treasures. The last time we went was on our anniversary about 14 years ago. It had changed so much. Cute little shops had popped up like this one (where the old post office had once been).

We spent a few afternoons at this little pastry and deli called Emily's Confections in Pacific Beach. I think everyday there was something new I was amazed that the owner had made from scratch. Fudge of every flavor, all kinds of ooey gooey pastry, cinnamon rolls the size of your FACE! I got to *taste* mine LOL! (so yeah my hubby ate BOTH of them in our take-away box!) I think it was the last day we ate lunch there one of the owners was calling someone to pick up pickles for the shop. She got off the phone and joked to me that she was sorry but they *didn't* make their own pickles! That's OK because I swear I dream about her homemade Panini bread!

When I got home this lovely Victoria Gardens collection created by my friend Cassandra Cooper for Echo Park, was waiting for me. (How can one refuse working with such beautiful papers?!) I knew I definitely had to scrapbook this lovely little cottage on the coast.

Hope you enjoy these pretty papers as much as I did! You can purchase both the 12x12 and the 6x6 paper collection HERE. Make sure you get an extra sheet of that wonderful journal card paper! I think I will be hunting some down to stash away. They are great versatile elements for your pages and the paper on the back side of it is my favorite print from the collection (well of the pink ones anyway LOL)


  1. Ooooo...this is beautiful! So many pretty papers and tidbits! Love your pretty clusters of flowers and buttons, and the oversized banner in the background. The pink anchor is a great touch. Cool that you included a menu!

  2. this turned out beautifully! I just love the rich, ruffly look and I am totally going to copy it when I can get my hands on another collection pack! LOL I just love this stuff. Beautiful photos and flowers. So clever to take a photo of the little sign to use on the page. I love that.

  3. Such a sweet shabby chic layout. Love all the ruffling details and the tidbits that you added to go with the papers. Loving the combination of letters to create the title. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents!

  4. Oh wow!!! This is a darling page- just so yummy and sweet looking, and these papers are perfect for this photo. LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper collection so much- my new fave! All of your little goodies and details work so perfectly here. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  5. What a beautiful page, Heidi! I admit, I'm hooked on these papers myself...I picked up (2) 6X6 pads to use on cards, and I'm loving it.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful little "getaway!"

  6. These papers are gorgeous.
    Your layout is just so pretty.

  7. This is a stunning layout. I love every detail!!


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