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Design Team Challenge #12: Alaphabet Journey

Whew! It's been a while and life has been c-r-a-z-y!!!! Thank you for stopping by. This challenge, we were to use alphabet as inspiration.

When I first saw this challenge, I had no clue what I as going to do! Then, my husband's twin brother came to visit and I was going to do a layout with them and the word "twins"  Then we surprised he and his wife and went to my hometown Atlantic City, New Jersey and viola~ and inspiration hit me when I saw their new motto-

Yes, that is all sand!

I also thought, what better way to get different types of fonts from all of the casinos!

 

We walked the boardwalk and boy was it thriving.  I must admit that I never go to the boardwalk when I go home, but since we were showing company around and they wanted to go to the casino, I thought, why not? I am soooo glad we went.  I had an amazing time.   As we walked down the boards, we ran into the World Championship Sand Sculptures and they had all of us speechless! 

So, I decided to do my pages surrounding the new motto of Atlantic City and some of the sculptures.  The picture above had 2 different font styles and all of it is sand!!

Above is the left side of the layout.  Everything you see except the photo of Ceasars Casino is made of sand!!!

This is the right side of the layout, and yes! I hit all of those 7s!!!!!!! and that was my reaction!!

I wanted to add a fun boarder and since I had the scrabble-like paper, I thought this was a good challenge to use it on! I used a scalloped template to make the inside edge. I also used crossword paper to do my journaling, which I thought was a unique touch.

White House Sub Shop is a hole in the wall spot that everyone goes to for awesome subs!!! This is the place where Bill Cosby would get his subs whenever he was eating subs on "The Cosby Show." Inside, they have pictures of all kinds of celebrity's who have visited their establishment on the walls.

Here is the full layout!

I hope you have enjoyed the story behind it.  I had a great time reliving my visit to my hometown  through this layout!!

 

Shared by Shannon Nixson on June 22, 2013 | Memory Date: June 22, 2013
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This is beautiful! What a great take on the challenge. And I love the pile of letters on your pages.
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  July 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm   
Shannon!!!! Something else we have in common?? Both from the Jersey Shore as well? This is getting scary! I had no idea there were so many of us from the beach! Great job with your layout! LOVE the sand sculpting photos. Just amazing!! And to think, growing up on the beach, I can't even build a sandcastle with my bucket! Love your color choices and it looks like you had a wonderful time too!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  July 1, 2013 at 2:23 am   
What a great layout! Sand sculptures are so amazing....
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  June 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm   
Love the sand sculpture photos! Saw an artist in California do this years ago - too cool. Like the photo of yourself and the crossword letters. Awesome job :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  June 27, 2013 at 12:09 am   
I love how you used the letter tiles at the top of the page, very clever. This page is really great. I love the colors and weren't you lucky to hit the boardwalk while a sand sculpture contest was going on.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  June 25, 2013 at 4:19 am   
I love seeing what they do in sand sculpting! How fun that your trip coincided with the competition! Yes Lori and Shannon...2 Casinos and 2 Jersey Shores, also! mini-crossword puzzles to put your journaling added an interesting element. Your stripes are similar to the chevron pattern I was playing around with and didn't include...gives a beach feel that helps to carry through on both pages.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  June 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm   
It always amazes me what people do with sand sculptures - the type is so well done! Love the colors you used on your pages. The jumbled alphabet borders are a great addition.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  June 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm   
Very cool! It just amazes me sometimes how so many of us are "in sync"! I too used photos from casinos, but in Las Vegas! I LOVE your letter/scalloped border! Very cool! And congrats on hitting the 7s! I didn't have that luck! The photos are very cool...love the sand, and the colors are great! And so fun to include a photo of yourself! Really nice job, Shannon! :)
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  June 23, 2013 at 5:18 am   
     

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