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Traveling around in my memory

Well, maybe not in my memory, but trying to document Erin’s experiences so that if she should happen to forget she’ll have this page to help her remember!

In case you weren’t aware, a huge goal for me is to finish her school album for Winfield schools (K-8), so when I found challenges for travel themes and a wonderful PageMaps sketch that was part of a challenge my brain came up with Erin’s 8th grade trip to Springfield! I was so pleased that she took our little point and shoot camera and took lots of great pictures (all the pictures on the LO are hers except for the one of her, which my friend Kara took and texted to me [and later resent it via e-mail when I couldn’t find it because it was the only close-up of her that I knew of – thanks again, Kara!])

You may have noticed that I tend to focus on the details. Well, there are themes I used that may not be completely obvious upon just checking out the page, but I’ll talk about those details, don’t fret ;-)!

Here’s the sketch which was the August Guest Designer Challenge from Jessica Navarro over at sketches4all (bless you Jessica for choosing a 2-pager with lots of photos and especially a PageMaps sketch – I love PageMaps!)

You'd think that this LO would just put itself together, but I have to up the difficulty by adding in details!

You’d think that this LO would just put itself together, but I have to up the difficulty by adding in details!

Here’s my layout:

Here it is in it's 2-page glory!

Here my layout in it’s 2-page glory!

This is the right side to put my Abe cut <3!

This is the right side to put my Abe cut <3!

The upper left corner has the only picture of Erin where she's not buried in a group shot.

The upper left corner has the only picture of Erin where she’s not buried in a group shot.

Title and journaling detailTitle and journaling detail

Awesome bowling cuts (those pins are 3 layers each and are 3 separate pins - the bowling ball was 4 layers!)

Awesome bowling cuts (those pins are 3 layers each and there are 3 separate pins – the bowling ball was 4 layers!)

Without further ado, the details! I chose my patterned paper first and it inspired me to consider the penny, where President Lincoln (yes, of the Land of Lincoln, otherwise known as our home state of Illinois) has resided. Pennies are made of copper and when copper oxidizes it becomes this beautiful turquoise color. When I saw the turquoise in the camera paper I decided it needed to be a strong element in my layout as well as the copper pen I used for the writing. That’s it! In other fun was a challenge to use arrows. I decided that it would be fun to use the arrows to label the photos and add to the energy of the page. There was also a challenge to use wood  (I loved using wood veneer alphas and the @ on Lincoln’s head), stripes (I used a blue ribbon with white stripes on the right side of the LO) and mixed alphas (I used 3 different alphas for the title).

The cardstock was from Bazzill and my stash. The patterned paper was from Bo Bunny and Little Yellow Bicycle can lay claim to everything from patterned paper to flags to chipboard shapes to vellum strips. The alphas are from Close to My Heart and Prima, the wood veneer is from Studio Calico, pen was from Faber-Castell and the ribbons are from The Paper Studio and Stampin’ Up! Adhesive was from American Crafts, Scotch and Xyron. Cutting files were from Silhouette store.

I will be entering this layout into the following challenges (in alphabetical order):

Kristi B. – August Challenge – Use wood, stripes, and mixed alphas

Rochelle Spears – August Challenge – Travel Theme

Scrappin-n-Chattin – August Challenge – Travel

Scrap Your Story Challenges – Challenge #22 Arrows

Silhouette Blog – Shape Challenge – (the 3 bowling pins are all the same shape)

Sketches 4 All – August Guest Designer Challenge – Jessica Navarro

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed taking a look into my daughter’s memory and my creation! Have a wonderful day and please be sure to let me know how you came to find my blog and what caught your eye on my layout!



Having a sparkly good time!

I have to admit. I’m not much for bling. I love the way it looks on everyone else’s projects, I just don’t buy a lot and don’t use it a lot.  I am also not a fan of glitter. It just gets everywhere and that bothers me. “Why is she blathering about bling?” you may ask. Well, I loved this sketch, especially once I got the inspiration for which photos to use and part of the challenge was to include some bling from your stash. After all the blog is called “Scrap Our Stash”! And hey, while I was at it and busy with my Cameo and playing with glitter, I thought it’d be great to enter the “glitter it up” challenge at Cameo Creations!

So what I saw in the sketch was a vertical strip of pictures, stars and the scattered bling. What I was inspired to use was a planet, a photo booth strip, lots of stars and glitter and epoxy bubbles!

Here’s a look at what I created (and had a lot of fun, especially with the bling part!)

Here's a peek at the journaling

Here’s a peek at the journaling

Bling on the title and bubbles

Glitter on the title and bubble bling

Details in lower right corner

                                   Details in lower right corner                                             metallic silver gelato on grade circle and word 

I'm star struck!

I’m star struck!

(The pictures were left at a larger file size so that if you click on them you can see more detail. What do you think? Should I go big again or should I shrink the file size as I have on previous posts?)

Here are the details:

Cardstock: DCWV (La Creme), Core’dinations, Stampin’ Up!

Vellum: JoAnn

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle – Makin’ The Grade

Letter Stickers: American Crafts Thickers – Letterman

Font: Space Age

Digital Cutter: Silhouette Cameo

Cutting files:

  • SVGs: Kerri Bradford Studio – School Years
  • Silhouette files: Paper Bakery – Everyday Polaroids, Creating Keepsakes – Super Stars, Sarah Hurley – Night Sky – stars, moon and planets, Ginger Snapit Designs – Field Trip

Stamp : Studio Calico

Ink : Tsukineko Brilliance – Starlite Silver

Glitter : Doodlebug Design, Inc. – Sugar Coating

Bling : Close to My Heart – Epoxy Bubbles – Green and Blue

Paint : Faber-Castell Gelatos – Metallic

Pens: Bic – Mark-It – Hot Aqua, Kuretake – Zig Writer – Platinum and Zig – Archival – Black

Glue : Zig and Xyron

I will be entering this LO into the Scrap Our Stash July 15th Sketch with Stash #5 Challenge

and the Glitter it Up Challenge at Cameo Creations Challenge:

I’d love to hear what you have to think about my latest creation! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and comment!

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