Clues I used for my page... Evidence: stripes, labels, tags, travel accents, jewels, stamps, circles, punches, grid pattern, ledger pattern (all of them!); Testimony: Document a journey (of sorts).
Here are some details. As always, I've used a mix of old and new(ish) on my page. I was so happy to find this BasicGrey brad in my stash! the background ledger paper is pretty old, by 7 Gypsies. The labels I used are mostly by October Afternoon. I had wanted to use a different, larger compass, but couldn't find space on my page. I found this little one by Hampton Arts in my stash.
I never pass up an opportunity to use a Sassafras Lass monster. I have a confession to make. This is one of my favorite papers ever, and I had bought 3 sheets, I think. I was so worried I'd run out of monsters, I went in search of this paper. I looked all over the internet until I found what was probably the last sheet--and it was in a pad of paper, so I bought a 20-dollar-plus-shipping pad of paper to get two sheets of these funky monsters! Anyway, when you read my journaling, you'll get why I used him. Other papers I used are by Mustard Moon (brown ledger), Sassafrass Lass (red circles); Webster's Pages (diagonal Stripe); October Afternoon (map paper); Echo Park (arrows and tag).
I used an arrow to point the reader to my journaling on the back. It's hard to see but on the ledger paper near that arrow is printed "I can explain." My journaling reads:
Tracee and I spent a lot of time in my little car because places are very spread out here in the U.S. My GPS led the way to unfamiliar destinations, and as we discovered, she sometimes wanted to take us places we didn't want to go, like highways when we wanted to go on the country roads and country roads when we wanted a faster ride on the highway. On our trip to Fredericksburg to visit Scrapdoodles, she took us down a little country road near my house that I'd never traveled. The little windy road seemed to go on and on forever, and I glanced down at my GPS to see how many miles until the next turn and just as I did, we heard--and felt--a great big crunch. It all happened so fast and Tracee was just about to say "Look out" when it happened. Seems I ran over a dead squirrel. My car being the little car it is feels every bump and hole in the road, and boy did we feel that crunchy bump!
Tracee and I laughed about it the whole way to and from Fredericksburg. Once there, Miss GPS decided she'd have us wander around and around the shopping complex (which tends to be a place I get lost anyway) in search of the store--all the while Tracee made fun of me. Getting lost in shopping centers happened again and again during her stay, but luckily the bone-crunching was only a one-time episode.
Here you can see one of my scrapbooking faux-pas. I meant to put a brad in between bone and crunching, to serve as a hyphen, but I forgot until after I had posted the reveal. I do plan to add one, but it was raining today so I wouldn't have been able to take a proper picture anyway, so just use your imagination. :) Maybe you can tell me what color brad I should use. The letters I used are by Webster's Pages (the); unknown (incredible); Lily Bee (wandering); Sassafrass Lass (bone-crunching); BasicGrey (car). That's an old 7gypsies photo turn with a BasicGrey brad, and the circular ledger mask is by Studio Calico.
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