Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Biking and Canoeing

Just getting started on scrapbooking our Hilton Head pages with the kids.  I'm going to do them by activity.  These photos went beautifully with the new Basic Grey Oliver collection papers.  Several of the Stampin' Up! Regals collection colors coordinate beautifully with this designer paper.

Project Notes: 
  • The photo collages were assembled in Photoshop Elements and then printed on 8 1/2 x 11" Presentation Matte Paper.  I think the matte look went better with the dark distressed Basic Grey designer papers and I really prefer working with that paper - no smell.
  • The half wheel like border was cut on the Cricut using SCAL software.  It is actually a Wingding that I modified slightly with Photoshop Elements.
  • The little Canoe is also cut with SCAL software.  I imported it from a PowerPoint clipart image.  It cut in several pieces.  The edge pieces I put more ink on and then used a paintbrush to apply ink to the sides of the canoe.
  • The round "Fav" buttons were also made digitally, printed and cut with a circle cutter.  I wanted to highlight which activities each child liked.  Although you can tell from Dillon's expression that canoeing was not his favorite :-)
The funniest part of the biking story is how Nai Nai wanted to hang off one side and then the other of her tag-a-long bike.  She sent Jaime squealing and nearly careening with her off balance movements. 

One of the photos for the canoeing page shows an alligator head in the water.  Dillon thought it was fun to try to 'catch' the alligator with a fishing pole.  He didn't think it was much fun to ride along beside one in a canoe.  He also had a terrible time sitting still and after being fussed at several times for moving around, he had to just sit still for the remainder of the ride.  One photo shows him very tired of the whole thing. Nai Nai on the other hand is so tiny that she could wiggle all she wanted in the canoe and nobody was bothered.  She would have ridden again given the chance.

Thanks for visiting today.

Ingredients:  Designer Paper:  Oliver from Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Going Gray, Not Quite Navy from Stampin' Up!
Chipboard Letters:  Nutmeg from American Crafts
Font:  Just Act Casual from
Brads:  Marachesh collection from Basic Grey


  1. I found you through Two Peas. Like both the layouts. I hadn't considered this Basic Grey line - I may have to now!

  2. very nice i love this page.. very summerey....keep up the great work...

  3. I love that canoe!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Lovely layout - great colors, yet the pictures really stand out. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog!


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