Sunday, August 22, 2010

End of Summer on the Canadian Paper Trail

I created a layout with a "Back to School/End of Summer" theme.  My layout is featured today on the Canadian Paper Trail, a new blog featuring Canadian paper crafters from across the country. 

At the end of every summer - my hubby & I get away for a few days (usually golfing) while our parents watch the kids.  Having even just a few days with just the two of us is the best way to 'reconnect' and I look forward to our getaway all summer long!  This layout features photos taken last summer in Canmore, Alberta.   The layout design is the Scrappiest Sketch #74.

Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except as noted):
Back Country Level 2 Paper Pack (retired)
Rustic Alphabet Acrylic Stamp Set
Cardstock: Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta
Ink: Barn Red, Outdoor Denim
Other: Mini Alphas from my stash

After completing this layout - I still had more photos from the trip, but I didn't really want to do another layout.  The perfect solution: photo storage pages!  I love these!  I can keep all the photos from my trip together in my scrapbook album - but I don't have to do layouts for every single picture.
Here a few of the additional photo pages I filled with more snapshots from last year's anniversary getaway (sorry about the photos, difficult not to have a glare when photographing page protectors!):

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the last few days of YOUR summer!


  1. Carla,
    What a wonderful layout!!! Congratulations for being featured on the Canadian Paper Trail! YaHoo! I love everything about the layout - your little tab of journaling, the compass pointing to celebrate . . . that you explained such a neat way to keep the other photos with the scrapbook layout! Excellent work!

  2. Great idea for the extra pictures. TFS
    Kerry-- Momma K Crafts

  3. Congratulations on being featured!!! I remember the days when my kids were small, it was heaven to finally get away without them.

  4. Congrats on being published!! Beautiful work and excellent way to promte photo storage pages.

  5. I love using those pocket pages! Great layout.


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