Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Despite the silence around here.....

I do still craft.  I actually did a lot of this mini album on the road.  I was successful this time because I got my dad's printer to work AND the eprint app.  It was sketchy there for a while but I managed.

And I love  how it turned out.  I ended up not using half of what I brought but thats okay.  This is also a work in progress as I fill in journaling and location names.  I worked on the pages each  night in Calgary while watching the Stampede highlights on television.

 Freckled Fawn Washi tape, Pink Paislee wood letters, Heidi Swapp instaframe.

 Our tickets, a selfie (I'm so bad at taking these!).  Flair is from the a{flair} for buttons Etsy store.  That Calgary tag was in a pack of tags from October Afternoon.  I've been saving it.

 I collect shaped paper clips.  I found a collection on Amazon and I add a pack to every order I place.  My newest acquisition are the speech bubbles paper clips!

 More flair.  My first stop in Canada is always the Tim Horton for coffee and a sandwich.
 The fun things to add like brochure clippings, cards and ride tickets.  Thats my cousin holding N on his shoulders.
 Pictures of our Barn Tour passes since we weren't allowed to keep them.  Oh and I'm obsessed with Mounties!
 Our chuckwagon friend Wayne Knight.
 More flair there.
 I used a lot of these Jillibean Soup sticker letters in this book.  They were perfect for adding just a little title to a photo.
 The Studio Calico veneer shapes are awesome.  That receipt is the park pass for Banff National Park.  The car veneer is perfect since it was a 'road trip'.  If you were wondering about whether or not you need some veneer, you do.  ;)  You can thank me later!
 More shaped paper clips, washi, veneer and those October Afternoon Mini Market stickers.  Another small 'font'.
 At this point, I was keeping it simple.  I lost interest but wanted to finish something big like this (for once) so I kept going.  These are the photos that I'm still adding stuff too.  Journaling, sticker letters with just the name of where we were etc.
 I'm known to pick up all kinds of paperwork when we go places.  So much that I almost need another bag to take home.  I even pick up real estate magazines if I *really* like a place.  I *really* liked Calgary so I may or may not have picked up real estate magazines for more than one suburb.....

This is just a great map fold out that shows all of the areas in the Banff to Jasper area.
 I think our favorite part of the trip was the Ice Fields excursion.  Its the one my husband keeps talking about and can't wait to go back.  My husband doesn't get excited about much so when he talks about something incessantly you know he had a good time.  He tells perfect strangers about the glacier so that means he had a great time.
I kept our tickets and used more of the veneer.

 I tucked in some random bits in the middle pocket.  Extra Stampede ride tickets, stickers, tickets etc.
 If anyone wants to know the pancake story, click here.  Its become such a joke that Kings fans were eating pancakes for breakfast during the playoffs. So of course, I had to have some 'Canadian' pancakes while I was in Penner's home country.
 Some of these pictures need no journaling.

 More flair!  I attached a small brown bag behind the photo of my son and stuck our train tickets in there.  I stapled one of them so it stuck out.

Its still a work in progress as I find little tidbits from the trip.  I tried to keep it all together in a folder but there is always the odd item that you stick somewhere else.  I also had some stuff in my wallet which I promptly lost at Target when we got back.  I'm heartbroken because there were some tickets in there and about 3 pressed pennies from random places.  I'm slowly getting over that fact and have purchased a larger wallet, one that might be harder to leave in the basket at Target.....

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  1. your mini looks awesome!! love it

  2. Oh, sorry about your wallet! That is heartbreaking! But your album looks fantastic with all of the things you do have. I love all the fun page inserts and fun items you added. It's a perfect vacation album! :)

  3. Amazing mini! I just love how it all came together Erica!

  4. Your album is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ooooo...your vacation mini is gorgeous! Love the flair and all the ephemera you have added. Bummer about your wallet.

  6. Seriously awesome, I love the size!! Great fun different pages!!

  7. Your mini is awesome. I didn't realize how many pages those albums hold. Really awesome job.

  8. This is so great looking! Love all the little details!

  9. This is absolutely FABULOUS! Your album is exactly what I envision when I think of scrapping on the road. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Awesome mini album! I love the products you used and your mix of photos and memorabilia. Looks like a super fun trip.

  11. Looks like you had a great trip in Calgary! I live here so it's neat to see and recognize all the places you went. I actually used to work at Heritage Park too! Thanks for sharing!

  12. OMG!!!! I LOVE THIS SMASH BOOK!....it's wonderful!!! i love it, I love it, I love it......

    regards from Spain