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Signs we’re not in Illinois anymore

So, you can always tell the serious scrappers because they will scrap just about anything! I have a page today that I created about roadsigns (and gates) we saw while traveling through Georgia over Spring Break. Fascinating, huh? Well, when you’re driving for four hours, wondering about things you see while on the road can be quite entertaining!

For my layout today I used a sketch (crazy, right?) from Creative Scrappers Birthday Bash:CreativeScrappersSketch_OnTheRoadAgain

I had three photos taken while on the road and really liked how (edited to add 5/25/14 – found the sketch on it’s own on Pinterest) this one was laid out and thought it would work well with my roadside images. I also liked all the room set aside for journaling – that it was part of the design!

Since this is a travel layout I am entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Simon Says Vacation/Travel challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. (That sure was a lot of Simons and stamping…)

Let’s get on with the layout!



I used the fabulous Simple Stories Sn@p Life and Color Vibe papers and alphas again. I also did a little stamping with the Studio Calico Weekdays stamps using inks from Close to My Heart. With that I’m entering the Scrapbook Challenges May Stamp Challenge: Alpha/Word Stamps.

This is my 20th weekly layout for my Scrappin-n-Chattin 52 week layout challenge! I’m so happy to be getting at least one layout done each week so far this year!

Thanks so much for visiting today! Will you be taking any trips on the road this summer? I’d love to hear about them or about some memory you have about trying to figure out the roads in another part of the country (or world?)


Other supplies: cardstock – Paper Stories; wood veneer – Studio Calico; washi tape – stash; ribbon – Stampin’ Up!; other stamp – Close to My Heart; pen – Sakura; Adhesive – Beacon, Xyron, Zig.



If only I had a brain!

This is the story about a layout that took quite a long time to create. Do you ever have that happen? There was a lot of story behind it, but I hadn’t taken any pictures to go along with it, so I didn’t get started on it when I was working on all the other layouts for this trip. I’m happy to say that with the wonders of Google Images I was able to get this story told with some pretty amazing pictures to provide eye candy.

I really loved this sketch from My Scraps & More :


I saw the large piece going up on the left of the photos as an opportunity to do all my journaling. I loved all the layering and shapes in this sketch, too, as well as the idea of long lines of photos and elements going both up and over with the circle as a turning point.

Here’s my layout (with pictures of the airports that I hi-jacked from Google Images:



I am using Basic Grey’s Kioshi collection for this album. I love the springy colors and the lovely florals in this collection. Perfect for our trip to Washington, DC during the time when the cherry blossoms were blooming!

If you click on the layout image you can see a larger version of the layout and read the journaling and understand the blog post title and title of my layout. This was in 2010 when we didn’t have smart phones and wi-fi was also not that common in public places, like the airport (otherwise I could have pulled up the info we needed on  my hubby’s laptop…) I’m so thankful for the conveniences of modern life! It certainly would have saved us a whole lot of headaches in 2010, but at least some of those conveniences have allowed me to tell the story of what happened with some wonderful pictures!

I’m so glad you stopped by! I hope you have a lovely day! And feel free to share about a layout that you’re struggling to get created. Personally, I’ve got a stack of them!


Materials used : 
Patterned paper, overlay, buttons, rub-0n, brad, sticker – Basic Grey; Twine – Twinery; Pen – Sakura; Adhesive – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Therm-o-web, Xyron

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