We’re on summer holiday and we’ve invited some of our friends to share their voices and projects here over the next 2 weeks. Say hello to Jennifer Pebbles:
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and grey clouds make up about 90% of our daily weather, basically guarantees a love affair with summertime- it’s a rare beautiful event that brings adventures and laughter, salt air and starry nights and the most magical of memories.
I grew up an avid camper. From as far back as I can remember, when the summer sun finally came out and stayed out, we’d pack our car full of gear- barely enough room in the back for me (worse if I brought a friend along)- and off we’d go for a week or two or three. From the mountains to the desert to the ocean to the lake. As long as there was a campsite available in a State Park with “nice bathrooms,” we were on the road. We spent a lot of time in a lot of different places, but one of my favorite destinations to camp was along the Oregon Coast, where I’d bake in the hot sand and boy watch with blissful abandon.
Now that I am a parent, I love having the opportunity to carry on the summer tradition of the outdoor life. We’re putting a bit of money away and keeping our eyes open for a potential RV to pack our little family into when we camp with my parents in Lake Chelan, WA; and I’ve got my Accuweather iPhone app programmed to give me quick access to weather forecasts in Belfair, WA along the Hood Canal where my husband’s family shares a beach house, so we can pack up at a moment’s notice to escape for a few days of salty sea swimming and sunshine.
It was during one of those extended sea side trips last summer when I sat down and started sketching some ideas for prints and designs inspired by our summer life- and today I wanted to share some of those with you.
I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I do; a quirky little seagull to remind me of the simple joys of summer by the sea in the Pacific NorthWest, and a set of camping themed printables for your paper craft projects.
You can download these for free here
ABOUT JENNIFER | Jennifer is an avid collector of ideas, inspiration, memories, and light hearted moments. She is a WAHM, a graphic designer, blogger, and avid Pinterest curator, with 150,000 followers. She started scrapbooking in 2005, became active in the 2peas community, and since then has worked with a variety of companies as a contributing designer. Jennifer is a former Garden Girl and her work has been featured in Scrapbooks ETC and Creating Keepsakes magazines, as well as idea books for Autumn Leaves and Making Memories. When she isn’t designing for clients, she makes custom prints and printables for paper crafters, shares decorating and craft projects on her blog and participates in a variety of amazing adventures and activities as a member of the Target Inner Circle social media group. Jennifer is expecting her second child in October, and she lives in the Seattle area with her husband, their 3 year old daughter and a 114 lb Chocolate Lab.
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