Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Two More Vacation Layouts

Just a couple of odd layouts from our travels...

One person who enjoyed our train ride at least a little was Dillon.  He got to sit next to Grampa the entire time and plan their fishing expedition for later this summer.   Right now everything Grampa does is 'cool' (or whatever the current word is).  Wonder how many more years this will last?  We hope a long time.

For the layout, I used Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill collection.  I seldom buy the embellishments that go with papers.  In this case, I cut up some of the designer paper that had these kite tales.  It took awhile but was very easy.  Then I used some of the other patterns to make my own rosettes.  I did a video on this awhile back. You can see it here.

For the journaling block, I toned down a diamond pattern paper with some watered down white paint and then just wrote over it.  The layout got a good sprinkle of white paint to start with.  In the end, it all needed something to tie it together and my go-to is stitching around the edge.

On our first morning of our trip , we had a visitor.  I spotted this little black and white cat in the neighbor's driveway.  They checked out that day.  It wasn't long before he took up residence on our porch.  He was very, very friendly and tried to get in the cabin at every opportunity.  We don't think we were his first vacationers.  He stayed with us and the last full day when some new people checked in next door, I saw him back over in their yard.  We enjoyed his company for a few days and he enjoyed all the treats he could get.

Lenny's son-in-law kept saying, "Jasper's going to get a roommate."  I assured him that wasn't a good plan.  Jasper likes being an only cat.

For the layout, I found these kitty stamps at the $1 store. I selected 3 of the inchies - (one about meowing, one about sleeping, and one about eating) and built a frame around the title, photo and journaling using the inchies and some kitty tracks for embellishment.  The Sahara Sand cardstock is stamped with a woodgrain stamp to mimic the deck where Tuxedo (as we called him) spent most of his time.  

A little twine added some flow and color.  The papers here are Macho Nacho from Jillibean Soup.

I think I'll break from vacation photos for awhile and do some other pages.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great layouts. Grandpas are cool forever :)
    Love the rental cat title so fun.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes :)

  2. wow Lisa I love both these layouts-especially the embellies on your first page-our grandsons still think their Pap is the greatest and one of them is 14

  3. Your layouts are fantastic! I love the details on the first one with the rosettes and the fussy cut strips, like a bouquet. What a great grampa/grandson relationship. The second layout is wonderful too, love the borders pieced out of different papers and the cool twine embellishments you made.

  4. Love the layouts, Lisa! I'm glad you found a use for your kitty stamps. My doggy ones are getting a workout this week, too, although the subject matter isn't nearly so good. Our neighbors just lost their senior dog. :-( So sad. Hope the sympathy card helps their aching heart.

  5. Rental cat - I love that! I also admire your creativity in making your papers into such wonderful embellishments.


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