Thursday, January 31, 2019

020119 Archiscraps February Challenge

OMBRE, any color
I can't look at this image for very long without getting dizzy, lol!
Another vivid inspiration from Archiscraps!

 I'm committed to working this year on more pages of our 2015 Alaskan land/sea/air extravaganza. Looking through those photos I found this one that is the perfect example of ombre! This was the last day of our trip and we spent all day cruising towards Vancouver. I will pair the page with a number of other scenic pocket photo pages.

I print at home & the largest I can do is 8x10 so my thought was to collect whatever papers would go with the colors on the edge of the photo and paper piece it, expanding the photo to a 12x12" page. The most fun find was this perfect 2013 ombre paper from the (sadly) defunct Glitz Design for the background.

Ironically it's mostly covered up!

Just a side question: does anyone else have a terrible time with blues? I am always looking for blue paper - true blue. Most have a greenish tone as you can see from my layout.

An additional inspiration for me was the Whimsical Musings Challenge prompt #267 to use this Design Seed summery color scheme:

Now take your inspiration and run with it, and be sure to link it up at Archiscraps!

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

012719 - 2017 Fall Break Travelers Notebook

One of my scrappy goals this year is to tackle the unfinished projects in my studio. Some are works in progress, others have just been hunted & gathered. First one done! (Photo heavy post)

I made the album ahead to (unsuccessfully) scrap on the road.

I have a seashell souvenir to add to the elastic closure once I drill a hole...

You'll notice how much ephemera I collect! This book is extremely layered, even for me. There are bundles & pockets of photos, menus, receipts, etc that require hands-on exploration.

The gnome at the gas station before we left town.
Passed a bunch of carnival rides heading to their next stop.
Amazing barbecue joint. Tried to buy a rib for Lila so they gave us a huge shoulder blade!

Lots of rescue vehicles heading south to be ready for Hurricane Irma... prayed a lot on this trip.
So glad to be with our Georgia peaches.
This is the drawing Chloe made on the paper tablecloth in the next photo.


One of New Orleans amazing historical cemeteries.

Photos in the kraft envelope of our FAB meal.

Masses of fleeing hurricane victims backing up the freeways.



This may be the fattest mini I've ever made!

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Friday, January 25, 2019

012519 WM#132

Whimsical Musings #132 be inspired by logos.

 This month I finally traded in my drugstore readers for full-fledged prescription glasses. BIFOCALS, no less! I guess it beats not being able to read the signs while driving, but it's another one of those painful milestones marking the 60s era of my life.

Did you spy the logo on the closeup of my frames?

The choices (they look like mugshots, lol!)

Yes - I unabashedly took a selfie in the examining room!

Isn't this 2013 Echo Park/Reflections "Optical Chart" paper perfect? I added some 2014 Crate Paper/Open Book chipboard pieces, 2017 Pink Paislee/Pick-Me-Up puffy stickers, and the 2016 MME/On Trend 2 gold mirrored "Smile" piece.

I'm NEVER out of inspiration on the Whimsical Musings Challenge blog! Don't forget that there is a tab with all of the over 300 past prompts to spark your scrapping. You can connect with us in our Facebook group here. Tag your entry with #WMXXX with the number of the prompt.

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