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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!

OnTheRoadAgain_web

 

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?)

Ruth

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.

 

First Things First!

The newest challenge at The Creative Cutting Challenge is Anything Goes! This was such a fun one because it meant I got to go through all of the files that The Creative Pointe offers and then put a project together that would go whatever I wanted to use! I chose a school layout because it’s a goal of mine to keep plugging away on finishing up my daughter’s school album (K-8) and there haven’t been any school challenges. I just really loved the School Set II files!

School Set Two PV

These have lots of fabulous details and layers! I really felt they would be perfect for the early grade school pictures of my daughter so I dug up her 1st grade picture and went to work looking for a sketch. The Let’s Get Sketchy Sketch a thon Hop #2 had lots of great sketches and I really loved the one on Laura Whitaker‘s blog, designed by Brenshevia:

BH2LAURA

I loved the strips at the top and bottom and how the picture and central elements were layered. I flipped the top and bottom, but here’s what I created:

EDG1GFull

A+ for cuteness (and she always works hard, too)!

I had this first grader paper from Moxxie in my stash and felt I should really use it. The bright colors really went well with my daughter’s sweater and made choosing the colors for the die cuts pretty easy! I adore all the layers on these cuts! Just take a look at them:

EDG1GPencil

EDG1GTitle+People

EDG1GScissors

I used a woodgrain paper on the pencil and chalkboard die cuts and a silver paper on the scissors. (Laura’s twist included using something wooden on your layout and I love the look that the woodgrained paper gives to these cuts!) The title is three layers deep using CK Jessica for the font and doing offsets for the shadow layers. The chalkboard has four layers of cardstock and the pencil is three layers deep at the top yellow layer (I’ll be entering the Scrap Our Stash Stash A Thon Birthday Challenge #1 ~ Cake/Layering challenge.)

I hope you’ll join along with the Creative Cutting Anything Goes Challenge if you are able to cut non-Cricut files with your digital die cut machine!

Have a wonderful day!

Ruth

Supplies used:
Cardstock – Stampin’ Up!; Patterned Paper – Echo Park, HP, and Moxxie; Wood Veneer – Studio Calico; Washi Tape – from stash; Pen – Zig; Adhesive – Beacon, Xyron, Zig

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