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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our National Parks

I finally finished scrapping pages from our 2005 trip to the Grand Canyon (yes, I am still that far behind). Just in time to get ready for our upcoming trip to Yellowstone! Should we take bets on when those photos will get scrapped?

I was trying to stay away from the "girly" and "flowery" look on these layouts, but I just couldn't help myself!

For this layout, I used some paper that came with a Valentine kit last year (yes, I'm also a scrappy supply hoarder). I used new Prima Peach Frost Tea Roses, Flight of Fancy flowers, and Say It In Pearls and Roses. The alphas are Webster's Pages and Thickers.

I distressed the edges to give my feminine layout a little bit of roughness for the subject matter. I used a stained shipping tag for my hidden journaling. Here's a closeup of the cluster of embellishments:

Here's a layout that features pictures from our dinner at El Tovar - the "Grand Dame" lodge at the Canyon's South Rim.

This was a pretty simple layout. I used Bo Bunny paper that reminded me of old wallpaper. I stitched on the paper in the upper-left for my title, which I made with sticks. (My husband actually asked, "Where did you get the sticks?") Again, I used a stained shipping tag for my hidden journaling.

I must have another hundred photos from this trip, but I narrowed them down to pictures that showed different areas of the Canyon and interesting buildings and activities that we did.

I truly love our National Parks. I love the old lodges, the scenery, the wildlife, and the peacefulness of the surroundings. I love that we live in a country that values its diverse landscape and has set aside these vast areas for enjoyment by everyone.

~*~Sign-up is still open for my Vintage Spring Collage Swap. Check out this post for the details.~*~


Blogger Julie Boeck said...

I love these pages and how you made them a bit feminine but at the same time added the rusticness to it! Great job!

March 4, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

I totally don't know how you find the time to create all your lovely projects! I love your trip book. And I love the colors and so not too girlyish... I loved the fact that you used sticks for the title! Fabulous idea... And I am going to look for that sweet little birdcage next time I am out. Too cute! And very rustic at the same time.

March 4, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

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