Seven years ago Boo (aka, my daughter, Gina) wanted to go on a missions trip to Peru with a price tag of $3,000.  I struggled with how to help her raise the funds and then I had a brilliant, God-inspired idea! 

I asked our church if we could have a crop where the proceeds would benefit not only Boo but all the student missions.  They agreed and the Bay Life Crop was born.

Fast forward 7 years and collectively, we've raised over $20,000 and sent dozens of students all over the world to serve.

Today is another chapter in that journey.  If you're in the Brandon, FL area then please join us. Walk-in's are welcome.  Click on the flyer below for all the details and yes, I'll be there!

Bay Life Crop 2015

I think it's only fitting that I share a scrapbook layout with you!

(Click on the photos below to enlarge them on your screen)

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I began with 12"x12" Cherry Cobbler cardstock and added cardstocks in Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. 

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This layout uses three stamp sets that work wonderfully together; Th Open Sea, Sea Street and Guy Greetings.  Now, you're probably wondering how the "Guy Greetings" set works with a nautical theme.  The stamp set has an anchor that's the perfect size for my tag.

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The Spiral Border Punch adds the perfect texture to compliment the nautical map stamped on the background.  The Note Tag Punch, coupled with some linen thread, creates the title to my layout.

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Boo has informed me that she's not finished serving yet.

Her dream is to lead a student missions team to Hawaii next summer! 

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