Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Layouts with {flair)

One of the things I missed most in the many months I didn't have time to scrap was my room full of fun product.  I hand pick everything based on what I like.  As just like I haven't had time to scrap, I haven't had much time to actually purchase new items.

With 2 Peas closing, I didn't have a place to really shop.  Their product selection dropped these past few months so I relied on kits.  I subscribe to Studio Calico (again), Cocoa Daisy and Scraptastic.  All of them feature my favorite lines, exclusive stamp designs and the ability to add on extra kits to beef up the main kit.  I can also just get the main kit if nothing else appeals to me.  And thats fine with me.  There is always something in there I will use.

Getting back into it this past weekend, I dug into past kits.  It was time to start using them up.  I don't even remember their names and most of them are a mystery as to who I got them from unless there is a stamp set in there to identify.

This first one is Cocoa Daisy from last year (I think).  Very simple.  I printed an 8x12 photo at Costco from our trip to Talinn, Estonia.  Gorgeous city!

 The Studio Calico adventure overlay, a {flair} for buttons flair and travel related papers.  I made my own Instax looking print for the bottom photo.
 Overall, a very simple layout but it was the perfect gateway to more interesting layouts.... like this one.
 I'm still working on the tons of photos I have from our trip to Cancun in 2003.  Thats us in front of Chichen-Itza.  I journaled on the card in the glassine envelope about my trip up the stairs.  I got almost all the way up and then made the mistake of looking down at my husband.  I realized I had to get down all those steps too.

It took a while and I came down on my butt (the rope and chain were being used) and I was exhausted after.  My thighs hurt for days but it was so worth it.  I wish I had been brave enough to make it to the top and actually get my camera out of my pocket for photos.....
 This was an older Cocoa Daisy kit using a lot of Studio Calico retail lines.  I added the {flair} geotag.

Expect more from this blog over the next few months.  The last time I went through a drought due to work, I came back strong and crafted every weekend for months.  I've already got layouts in the planning stages, sketches laying around and my Pinterest boards are flowing.


  1. These are fabulous. I love layouts with large photos and you nailed this one. And the layering on the Chichen-Itza is wonderful, especially the camera cluster. I'm impressed that you climbed even 1/2 way. I'd probably be too scared.

  2. I miss 2 Peas also. Your layout is great. I love your journaling. Estonia is one of my favorite places. I was privileged to teach in a seminary there and spend nearly a whole summer. I loved it. (from forum)

  3. Nice work with the big picture ! I hope you will have time to shop and scrap a lot 1