Saturday, August 18, 2018

081818 Whimsical Musings #227

Whimsical Musings Challenge #227 
Be inspired by this pinned colour scheme of teal, aqua, pale green, orange and coral with a hint of metallic.
I matched up these photos with this challenge and promptly tucked them away in my list of unscrapped prompts!  I am intending to use the 300th prompt anniversary to finally achieve so many of the ideas on my unfinished prompt list. No pressure!!!

First a couple of details before the reveal. I almost always mail myself a postcard when we travel & I wanted to include this one on the page and be able to read the message on the back. I'm almost finished with a traveler's notebook about this trip and there wasn't any room for it in there.

 The card is kind of heavy & the clips aren't very firm, so I chose my next-to-the-last pair (gasp!) of magnetic snaps from Basic Grey to hold it in place & remove it.

 Here's the whole page:

These little string bows are trending right now so I made one out of bakers twine.
Metal accents per the prompt include a fleur-de-lis which appears on the New Orleans flag.

I added copper sequins to accent one of the floral elements.  

A little nod to the musical culture of the city.

A fun page to play around with!
Thanks, Lisa & Pam, for 300 inspiring Whimsical Musings challenge prompts <3

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081818 CKC August Challenge #2

CKC Challenge #2: Mix & Match

"We have them in our stash - alphabet stickers, word stickers, stamps, dies and even punches. The challenge is to use at least two different alphabet styles for your title or journaling. I've created another Pinterest board for some inspiration. After creating the Pinterest board it looks like I should also include fonts and wood veneers. Here are a couple of examples:"
Top photo link, bottom photo link
 I managed to include five fonts on my layout with no alpha stickers!
First is the word "MOM" printed on the Mother's Day giveaway photo.

Another two fonts on the photo, plus two more on the stamp!

Another detail - the stickpins were an add-on to my kit.
Just a note - the large daisies are actually cheapie little note cards from the Michael's dollar bin! 

Sweet ladies who shared my Mother's Day photo when we were all childless for the day.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

081218 Myrtle Beach 2018 Vacation Mini-Book

I've been working on recording our memories from the 2018 annual birthday trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to celebrate the peaches birthdays. The twist this year is that we camped out in the trailer! I'll start out showing you how I made the book & then the pages (photo heavy post.)

I found this perfect 2017 BoBunny/Life in Color "Discovery" paper for the cover at the local Scrapbooks by the Sea shop. I chose a 6x9" format intending to make a simple folder-style book stitched together in the middle. When I counted up the number of pages I needed I decided to make three individual signatures (groups of pages) instead so I needed room for a spine.

That meant I needed a little added width so I used a doubled over edge for stability out of Maggie Holmes/Gather "Beautiful" paper. The rear cover continues the image from the front.

I dressed up the spine with a spangling of sequins in the stitching.

So! Let's get to the inside story...


I love how the large format photos look!
I have a few more vacation books to work on while I'm inspired.

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