Scrapbooking our first Ocean City Trip

2-page beach scrapbook layoutHere we go with another Ocean City scrapbook layout.  You’d think we’ve been there more than twice with all the pages I’ve made!  This is from our very first trip when Micah was 18 months old and Jaan in the belly.

I very rarely cut people or objects out of my pictures but I just couldn’t resist cutting Micah out and putting him in my sand instead of that at OC.  It worked just right.  The sand castle was made with Kraft cardstock and the Spiral Punch with the Word Window Punch at the door and some Real Red grosgrain ribbon for the flag.

The letters “OC” for Ocean City were actually cut out of a picture using the Big Shot.  I then cut the same letters out of Night of Navy cardstock and put them slightly off behind the pictures to make a shadow.  I thought it gave it a neat look to see the beach and boardwalk in the letters.  It really wasn’t the most exciting picture so it was an easy one to cut up.

One the right-hand page I did something a little bit quirky and I’m not sure why.  I originally cut the picture of Micah and I walking on the beach so there was the beach and a little bit of the water and then it looked like we were walking to the water on the scrapbook page.  After I had that all done and pasted down I laid down the rest of the picture a bout 3/4″ above the rest.   I’m not sure why I laid it like that but I kind liked the look so I went with it.  I’m not sure if you’ll really be able to see it on your screen or not so you may have no idea what I’m talking about.  The part with us walking and the picture of Micah pouring sand are both popped up off the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As for the rest of it, the two sea shells were stamped using the Seashore stamp set, the clouds were sponged on with Whisper White Craft Ink and the birds were drawn on with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Oh, and the picture solely of the ocean was ripped at the top to follow along with the ocean look instead of being straight across.

So, there it is.  Our first visit to Ocean City is finally, almost 4 years later, documented in pictures!  I still need to fit a little bit of journaling on there, I’m thinking maybe along the bottom of the sand, but I’m not totally sure yet.

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. This is an amazing layout, so beautiful…..really catches the eye with those beautiful blues, looks real enough to step on to the page! TFS

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