It was a BEACH day!

The sun finally came out here in Pensacola and we were so HAPPY!  We spent the day at the beach and enjoyed so much of what Pensacola brings.  We enjoyed the beautiful white sands, the gorgeous ocean water, and the Blue Angels (Flight Demonstration Team) flying over our heads. Hearing the Blue Angels was just the top of the cake for me.  It really is the beautiful sound of FREEDOM!  Yesterday we toured the Naval Aviation Museum.  It had been almost 9 years since we had been there.  Brandon was just a baby.  Lots of memories inside that building for Russ and I. 

I decided to put together a simple layout using My Digital Studio showing a few pics of our day.  I don't use My Digital Studio as often as I should.  The program is quite easy.  Honestly, if I can use it… anyone can.  Stampin' Up! has added lots of new digital downloads recently!  If you are interested in these, please email me.  I can send you a document of the recent downloads. 

Here is my simple layout:

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



The layout makes me happy because it sums up the entire day.  I think Brandon will wear the face mask home with him.  He hasn't had it off his face for longer than a couple of hours since he got off the plane.  It's so funny! I have lots more pics to share but my Mother threatened she would not feed me the rest of my vacation if I posted a shot of her in her bikini.  <sigh>  A girl does have to eat!

Moving onto crafty things…

September 1st is a BIG day!  The Holiday Mini is going LIVE and it's one of the best in my book with so many beautiful products.  My card tonight has a few products I think you will enjoy!!!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Woodbridge, VA



The Designer Series paper is called Candy Cane Christmas.  It's such a fun designer paper with such a great color combination.  You have Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Real Red.  Awesome.  I used the stamp set called Merry Crittermas.  It's loaded with all kinds of cute animals.  I used my Blender Pen and ink pads to color the little guy in on Whisper White paper.  He was punched out using the Extra Large 2 1/2" Circle Punch.  Now that is ONE big CIRCLE punch! Woot! I also used the new Glitter Brads on it.  These are so fun.  Lastly, I used the Glass Glitter in Silver on his hat.  So fun. 

I hope you are enjoying your week.  We're not sure what our plan for tomorrow is but I know it will be fun.  Just being with my family is so worth it. 



  1. OMG!  Your in P'cola?  That's where I live.  Isn't it great here.  We are so blessed not to have suffered too much from the oil spill.  Have a great time.

  2. Oh, Pensacola– I left my heart there last August. Up until the oil spill, was planning my wedding there.. time will tell if I get to see the white sand again soon!  Besides loving the White Sandy beaches- I love the creations!

  3. OMG!  I kept reading your rainy posts and thought, man it's raining here too, maybe she's close.  It turns out you are HERE!  I'm in Pensacola!!  I wish I had known we had a celebrity visiting!! 
     If you want to go deep sea fishing contact Total Package Charters ( – they are great!
    I hope you enjoy your stay!
    Jackie Kelley 

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