Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

Savoring Savannah

Once again I had tons of fun creating a layout from pictures/memories of our recent trip to Georgia. As I frequently like to do, I searched for sketches to use to make designing the page go more quickly. I really find Becky Fleck’s PageMaps to be really fun to play with and very well designed so when I came upon this multi-photo sketch at Scrapbook {Express}ions:


I felt it would work well for my page. I took the idea of the stepping (from title, to pictures to journaling and down to the subtitle) and chose to use that idea for my photos. I also liked the strips down the sides, which were similar to the long hanging banner on the right side of my Ice Cream layout (see my Birthday Bliss post) which will be opposite this page in my album.

Why don’t I just share what I did now?


First, I must confess that the photos for The Olde Pink House come from their website. We were so busy enjoying the moment that I didn’t take any pictures inside and I only got one picture from the side as we walked by on our way to Leopold’s – that will likely appear on another page.

I also printed a map from Google as a background for my photos.

I’m sure you can see how well the stepping worked with my photos. I was really so pleased that I could get both the portrait and landscape oriented pics to play nicely together!

I printed the background paper on my HP Photosmart B8550 printer (Amazon reminded me that I bought mine there in 2009.) The design is from Stampin’ Up! (Basic Gray Grid) and I just love that collection of patterns. There are so many different ways to use it (I changed the opacity to 60% to get it light enough to journal on and so it would mesh better with the facing page which has a white background.) I also loved the idea of the many squares in Savannah all with trees covered in gray Spanish Moss! Too perfect!

Another challenge I wanted to participate in was from A Blog Named Hero Challenge #42: Layer Cake! I felt that this was a great sketch with lots of layering going on and I even layered the Hero Arts stamps I used (Weekdays – with Studio Calico and All the Time – for Operation Write Home) in the lower right corner. There’s dimension in the title and the place setting (as well as layering on both!)

You need something else to look at:


I also wanted to participate in Silhouette Challenges #12 “Faux Stitching Feature”

Silhouette Challenges

I thought it’d be fun to show a fancy table setting (with the proper number of forks and spoons), so I used a Silhouette sketch pen and the 4 piece dinner ware set by Samantha Walker  (making it six by ungrouping and copying the fork and spoon). I made a placemat for it to sit on and did an internal offset and a dashed faux stitched line. I used word doodle borders by Rivka Wilkins for the border on the left side, changing the line to a dashed, faux stitched line.


So, as usual I had to get in my fave wood veneer pieces (from Studio Calico) and my current fave manufacturer (Simple Stories) for the patterned papers, stickers, brads and numbers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sorry about all the words, I just felt like I wanted to showcase some of the techniques and products that I used! I hope you have a fabulous day!


I also used:

Silhouette Cameo 
13 arrows by Lori Whitlock
savannah skyline by Ginny Nilson
PTI Summer Camp stamp (bootprint)
Color Box ink in Espresso
Adhesive from Beacon, Cool Tak and Xyron

05/02/14 Edited to add: I was chosen as a Heroine on A Blog Named Hero for the challenge #42 Layer Cake challenge!

Comments on: "Savoring Savannah" (6)

  1. Awesome layout!! Love all the great details.

  2. Awesome layout and so much going on. Was really interesting to know all you did and the products and such. Love the place setting. So much awesome journaling too.

  3. WOW, what a great idea to use this in your scrapbooking! I love the printed map for the background and the colors you added just POP! Great job! Hearts – Becky @ Silhouette Challenges

  4. Savannah is on my bucket list! Great photos! Makes me want to go all the more! 🙂

  5. What a fantastic LO! I love the map as a background 😉 Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

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