During my recent Spring Break Scrap Fest, I decided that I wanted to also scrap photos from more recent outings. I do place all of my pages in chronological order, but I don't always scrap chronologically - meaning, I don't scrap my photos in order of the timing of events. I do date all of my layouts somewhere so I will know years from now, a general time frame. With that said, I wanted to play with photos from a recent mini vacation that hubby and I took. We both love to travel and have talked many times about traveling outside of the United States but we have not had the opportunity to do that yet. Instead, we are satisfied venturing and seeing all the things that the United States has to offer. As we are currently in California, we have been taking advantage of what California has to offer. And one of the sites is Mount Shasta. Being a girl from the Pacific Northwest, who enjoys unadulterated beauty, I was super excited to leave the city and go venture into Mount Shasta. We stayed in McCloud at the McCloud River Inn, a cute little bed and breakfast ran by the nicest lady who makes the best chocolate chip cookies and breakfast in the world. So, here is the layout.
here. If you follow my blog regularly, a little while back, I posted about a layout that I ripped the backing off of because I and my hubby did not like the finished product. Well this is that layout. The blue/cream/brown background is actually the final result after testing the diecuts and layout against several backgrounds. It looks a little hideous as I sit here and write this and look at the layout, but I promise you, it is very stunning in real life. The floral spray is hand made and my first attempt - given it was my first try at doing such a thing, I am very satisfied with the way that it turned out. The die cut background was made using my Cricut and the Cindy Loo cartridge which has several different doily style die cuts on it. For whatever reason, the die and it's shadow cut at different sizes, but I liked the under/overlap effect that it created and decided to stick with it. I like happy mishaps.
And for your viewing pleasure, a few closeups of the details:
Supplies: Bazzill Basics (Cardstock); Die Cuts With a View (Pattern Paper); Flowers (Prima, I am Roses); Brads (Prima); Alphabet Letters (SEI, American Crafts); Tools (Provo Craft Cricut, Martha Stewart); Journaling spot (Making Memories); File Tab (7gypsies)