paper: Breezy Spring by Dana Zarling, Ad Challenge Freebie 5/4/08 by Dana Zarling
mask: FotoBlendz Clipping Mask No. 1 by Anna Aspnes
dunes: Beach Days Overlay by Mary Ann Wise
word art: At the Beach Word Art by Katie Pertiet
tag: Sewn Statements by Katie Pertiet, Memory Tags by Ali Edwards
stamp: Dated Postage Strips by Katie Pertiet
card: Game Cards: Everyday by Katie Pertiet
fonts: Prissy Frat Boy, Letter Gothic MT
software: Photoshop Elements 5.0, Lightroom (Adobe)

tricks: I wanted to make the lighter streak in the background paper look more like a cloud. I used the magic wand to select the pale (nearly white) blue color in the background paper, copied it and pasted it over the background paper. I used a soft round PSE brush to erase and soften the edges, then copied it and put the top layer to Overlay blend mode.

journaling: Every morning we went for a walk on the beach. You two couldn’t have been happier looking for shells and knocking down the sand walls. October 2008