It was such a generous offer. Our California friends loaned us a car for our drive north so we didn't need to rent one. And not just any car! A convertible sports car! My husband loves small convertibles. He has owned a few before we got together. That was - hum - many years and many pounds ago. So we wondered - we, being everyone but him - how he would manage with such a small car. He had no doubts and easily folded himself into the tiny car. I used to drive a sports car and I have to admit my joints are a bit creakier getting in and out now. It was a fun vacation option!
For the pages, I did Nichol Majourik's challenge this month in her Scrapbook Stamping class. We are to stamp our own designer paper. I used Circles and Dots from Inkadinkado and colors that matched my photos. No hunting through my stash for just the right paper.
Since all my white stamping cardstock is 8 1/2 x 11 and I really needed to fill a 12" page, I cut the paper into three 3 1/2 x 8 1/2" strips and then cut one strip again to fill the page. The "seams" became pockets for some extra photos. Lots of machine stitching tied all this together - literally.
Other project notes:
- The embellishments were cut with the Cricut and the Accent Essentials cartridge. Some SU! brads I picked up on clearance filled in these 'wheel' looking embellishments.
- To finish the edge of the curved cardstock, I brushed on white acrylic paint.
- The letters are another dollar store find from Making Memories.
Ingredients: Not mentioned above are designer papers from My Mind's Eye Little Robots collection and October Afternoon Cherry Hill.
Baker's Twine from Papertrey Ink