Monday, July 21, 2008

A Day at the Beach Freebie

I am so excited -- Lucas and I are packing up the boys (our dogs, Oliver & Winston) and taking a road trip to Penticton, British Columbia later this week to spend some time with friends and visit with Lucas' family. We try to hit Penticton at least once or twice a year, and this weekend seems to be the last chance that we'll have to make a summer trip with a new busy season starting at work soon for Lucas. Not to mention a new school year is quickly approaching and teachers go back August 28. So we'll be spending Thursday - Monday soaking up the sun!

The last two times we've gone to Penticton were either in the fall or spring. It's been 2 years since we were able to time our trip to enjoy the best part of being in Penticton: the beaches in the summer! When we went in the spring and fall of 2007 it was a bit too chilly for Lucas and I to do any real swimming, but Oliver sure enjoyed chasing the waves and experiencing the beach for the first time. He did some swimming, but we weren't really prepared. We've been looking forward to going out when the weather was kind enough that the lake would be an enjoyable temperature for the whole family, and that's our plan for this week. Even more exciting is that now it will be little Winston's first trip to the beach. We're hoping for some really memorable photo opportunities as he touches sand for the first time or comes in contact with his first wave. We're sure Winston will be fearless once he sees his big brother swimming. Aren't we a little sad? We're getting all camera crazy and excited about our dog experiencing the beach for the first time. Can you imagine how we'll be when we have actual kids?! Haha.

Anyway, in honour of our upcoming trip I've made a little mini kit freebie for you all called "A Day at the Beach" ... because we'll be spending several entire days at the beaches of Penticton this weekend! The kit includes a 3600 x 3600 pixel 300 dpi overlay "frame" for your photograph with "A Day at the Beach" written around it. Layer this onto a great beach photo and enjoy the effect of the letters cut out onto your picture! In the preview image above I used a photo of Oliver checking out the beach at Lake Skaha in Penticton in the spring of 2007, just to give you an idea of the effect you can get from the overlay when you use your own photos. Along with the giant overlay comes 4 elements: two sand-filled glass brads (square and circle), a sand button and a starfish object. I've included a little how to for using the overlay in case anyone has any questions. You can download the mini kit HERE, and be sure to leave me some blog comment love if you do :) Enjoy the freebie and enjoy your week! <3

2 comments:

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Jul [LA 11:00pm] - 22 Jul [NY 01:00am, UK 06:00am, OZ 04:00pm]).

Moondance said...

This is great. I can't wait to try it with our photos from the beach yesterday.