Sunday, September 22

Alaskan Cruise- final layouts

I have finally finished all 83 of the Alaskan Cruise vacation pages for a friend...WOW !!! the finale ones are of the family all dressed up for the cruise dinners and so they are pretty simple pages because of the wonderful- and large photos I was working with. These first post are a 2 page layout of the parents and one son/girlfriend and I tried to just pull out the colors and use this new glitter paper in gold -that cuts really well with my Expressions

 This 2-page layout above was very difficult for me and took me some time to figure out what I was doing- but I had a idea to bring out the etched artwork in the dining room into this layout. If you look closer at the glasswork on staircase- you can see what I was trying to create. So that kinda explains the background on this layout of the formal dining room -postcards and the lovely photo of a grandma and granddaughter

 The last few pages here are some more of the Cruise line photos they had taken and I used papers  she had bought from the cruise that were especially made for this vacation of theirs. I tried to also keep them very simple and did some fussing cutting of the papers with the bears and placed them on the pages.
   Well, I really enjoyed creating all these layouts for my friend and look forward to her next vacation.

Monday, September 16

The Butchart Gardens

Botanical it is- so with that in mind I looked thru my scraps/stash and found these flowers already cut out from a earlier page that I had done and these were scraps(can't throw anything away) I love to tear paper, so I found some papers in green and deep purple and torn away and matted the photos with white cardstock and added all the cut flowers to the page- ending up with a very colorful 2-page layout for my friends book of her Alaskan vacation.

Friday, September 13


Oh Canada...was another one of my friends stop on their Alaskan trip- And look what I came up with for these photos she had for me to scrap.
So, the color Red was appropriate for this 2-page layout along with some bear and elk stickers and then I just stamped some leaves and added glitter to them and a few other little embellishments. Did a simple white cardstock for the mats on all photos and had the precut Canada and stamped with rubber stamp alphas the sub-title of Victoria, BC

Wednesday, September 11

Hand stitching on a 2-page layout

Some hand done stitching along the borders on this 2-page layout. With some cricut cuts of leaves and some premade/bought Alaskan vacation chipboard stickers and little bit of green inking and this one was good to go.

Tuesday, September 10

Nautical theme TPE#216

One of my favorite 2-pages that I have been working on for a friend of their Alaskan cruise- this was one of the formal nights and they had some wonderful large photos to work with that were taken by the cruise line photographer( so these were very special to them).  As you can clearly see this has the nautical theme with the ship and anchor. I used several Cricut cuts and some light lavender embossed papers that I found in my stash.  I really like working with this new glitter paper that I bought at my last retreat I attented- cuts very well with my Expressions. I didn't want to take away from the great photos so, I kept it pretty simple and elegant - I will be applying this over at The Pink Elephant challenge for a nautical them on a project #216.

Monday, September 9

SOUS- die cuts "Gates"

This was such a hard page to do- trying to figure out how to put everything on this page and still have the brochure available to open and read and the postcard visible and some kind of theme for all of it. So, I came up with the color scheme(from the postcard) and put the cricut cut gates at the bottom on the page and used a border punch for the brochure sleeve. There was more information  and memorabilia than actual photos. I will be applying this page over at SOUS for the Gate die cut challenge this week

Saturday, September 7

Frosted Designs # challenge

Well, since I have been working on some Alaskan pages for a friend- the number 69 was the engine number of the Yukon Trail train ride they were on with all kinds of stops for adventure along the way. So, I will be entering this page for the challenge over at Frosted Designs this week- to use numbers on a project.

Friday, September 6

Alaska here we come

Over at Scrap Our Stash the themed challenge is Road Trip/Travel and I sure have been busy doing a lot of pages for a friend's trip/cruise to Alaska. So here is one that I picked out to enter into this challenge. This 2-page layout was the beginning of their journey to Alaska.

Did several cricut cuts for the luggage and airplane then used some travel strip Borders from K&Company and several rub-ons. Also, the precut Seattle title and made some clouds and inked all the edges in blue. I also had to find room for the space needle brochure, which I added a tab- so it can be lifted up to read the inside.