Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tour of the Town - Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

After our cruise, we stayed an extra day in Old San Juan.  We took the afternoon and did a walking tour.  So much to see.  Cute buildings, narrow streets, old history! This layout just shows a few of these things.

I used a fun single page sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.  I do mostly double layouts so I used the sketch twice, flipped, and mirror imaged to get what I needed.  I think it turned out pretty nice!

Here is a close up of the first page:

I used my silhouette cameo for the flowers and the title.  I also was able to use up some of my scraps!

Here is a close up of the 2nd page:

I was also able to play along with the color challenge at Scrap Much? I used 4 of the colors: powder puff pink, robin's egg, glittery gold (the brads in the blue flowers), and sunny yellow.

Castillo San Cristobal - Old San Juan

I don't know what I would do without layout sketches.  I am so uncreative sometimes.  For this Old San Juan page, I used a sketch from Scrap Much?.

Scrapbook Challenges is having May Pattern Challenge that requires grid paper.  My background paper is a grid.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beautiful Ocean - St Martin

St Martin!

I did a major scrap lift this week!  Juliana Michaels at 17 Turtles has a great pie chart cut file last month.  I downloaded the free file and then fell in love with the sketch she had - as well as her layout.  I loved her layout so much, I scrap lifted it!  #julianamichaels #17turtles

This layout worked well with the May single page layout challenge at Stick it Down.

I also was able to use this layout for the challenge at Another Freaky Scrappy Challenge. The May challenge was to create a layout about one of my favorite places.  I picked the Ocean!  I love the ocean and wish I could go more often.

Lasting Memories has a challenge to make a layout with only one photo.  This is usually very hard for me.  I have SO MANY pictures to scrapbook!  However, I did it this time!  I made up for it with the second half of my double layout!

Another Lasting Memories challenge for May is to make a layout with exactly 4 photos.  

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The only way to travel - St Lucia Open Air Truck

During our 2013 cruise, our stop at St Lucia was one of the favorites.  On the way to and from the rainforest for zip lining, we got to ride in an open air truck.  It was quite an experience!  We would stand up and just enjoy the view!

I made a double layout for these pictures.

For the first half of the layout, I played along with The scrappy Friends. I completed all three of their challenges so I could get 4 entries in their drawing!

First, I used the sketch from Brenda at Grand Diva's Creative Corner. My photos were landscape so I rotated the sketch.

I also used Kelly's mood board at Creating with Paper & More. I was inspired by the colors and the saying ( I actually used the saying)
Finally, I used Rochelle's This or That Challenge. I used a flair.

For the second half of the layout, I used a sketch challenge from Stuck?! Sketches
I rotated it so I could use it with my landscape photos.