Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More Work in Progress Layouts

Here are my other two layouts from the August Work in Progress kit. This month's kit has a travel spin to it, but I thought it was so versatile and lent itself to scrapping a great variety of topics. I loved the giant "Enjoy Life" die cut that Trish included in the kit, but it was too big for my 8 x 8 pages, so I cut it into two words. Now I have the other part for another layout!

I made this layout to document some things that are making me happy this summer.

I had this picture of me that had only partly printed out and it showed just the top part of my face. I'm not sure why I saved it--I guess it was waiting for me to make this layout!

As I was building this page, i originally didn't have the ruffled strip and that bottom strip, but it was looking kind of plain so I added those bits of patterned paper. Once I had added those, I thought the page looked sort of like a window, with the ledger paper resembling blinds and the ruffle at the top seeming like a valance, so I added a piece of twine to look like the cord that pulls the blinds.

And here's a travel-themed page I made with the kit. I really wanted to use that map paper, but I didn't want to cover it up too much, so I decided to go with hidden journaling and a silhouetted picture of me.

Hidden journaling reads: Sure, I have a very long list of exotic, faraway destinations I'd love to visit some day, but what I really want to see is the U.S.A. I dream of going to Hawaii and Alaska. I want to visit the north- west coast. I long to see natural wonders like Sedona, Yosemite, and Yellowstone Parks and the Everglades of Florida. But I'd also like to stroll through the city streets of Savannah, New Orleans, Seattle, and San Antonio. And I'd love to revisit favorite places I've already been, like the Pacific Coast Highway, Boston, Charleston, San Francisco, Maine, San Diego, New York, Chicago, and Tennessee. How fun it would be to rent an RV someday and drive across the United States with Farzad, visiting the most interesting spots in each and every state. Or I'd like to stay in Bed and Breakfasts and visit quaint little tucked away towns. And once I've seen all the well- known spots, I'd buy those "Weird" travel guides and see all those states with brand-new eyes. Yes, I'd love to travel abroad, but I'd much prefer to see all the beauty of my own country first.

These corrugated letters are so fun. I inked them lightly with brown ink. The little "Pack Your Bags" is from the tear strip on the patterned paper.

Love the Little Yellow Bicycle ticket book that came with the add-on. It has a whole variety of tickets with neat glossy, raised images.

How cool is that wood-grained fabric strip? Love that Trish includes these unique finds in her kits!

I loved working with this kit, and I still have TONS of stuff leftover that I'm looking forward to playing with!


Murphy's Law said...

oooooooo i love your lo and how you did the title. i may lift that one day. and i love traveling and being a TOURIST. makes my dh crrazy lol!!!

Trish said...

I love the way you scrapbook SO much. It is the total package--the story with the pictures--and the way that you present them together--it blows my mind. I seriously look forward to each and every layout of yours!! It really is a gift. Some folks do one of those things well. You do all three consistently.

Natalie Jane said...

Amazing layouts!! I love what you did with your eyes sneaking out from the alphas :)
Nat xx

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