Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Every week?


 "We should do this every week!"  my husband proclaims at least 3 times as we are riding along the greenway in a nearby town.  It was a wonderful outing.  We've biked there before but for various reasons - mostly procrastination and then various aches and pains - hadn't been back in two or three years.

I hope it won't be two or three more years before we load up the bikes and take them for a ride through several miles of flat trail.  A flat, traffic free area of biking is almost unheard of in our part of the state.  We didn't make it back last week and aren't going to get there this week but I do want us to get out and do more things together. We did a window treatment installation on Monday that took several hours.  Does that count as an outing?  It was gratifying but somewhat less relaxing than peddling along on a perfect sunny, not too hot, day.



For the layout, I was inspired by this one from Scarlettbirddesigns.  She used the negative space behind her cutout title to place designer paper. I did multiple lines for my title and different papers for most of the lines.  This was surprisingly easy.  I used my SCAL software and the Cricut but you could use a Silhouette.  I typed each word as a separate entry and then just arranged them in a block.  After cutting, I only had to piece in the center of the 'o' 'e' and 'd' letters to finish off the title.  It is a cheap way to do a long title.


She cut some individual papers for a chevron design.  I liked the movement that implied and cut strips of various chevrons to surround my title and create space for the journaling which was printed on the same paper as the background.  The clouds are stamped on some paper from Stampin' Up!

The bicycle paper is from who else?  Little Yellow Bicycle. Most of the rest of the paper is Jillibean Soup Macho Nacho.  These colors are fantastic and so useful for our pages.  If I could send one wish to the paper crafting community it would be MORE BLUE!  More true blue!

Do you and your honey have outings or 'date days' as we often call them?  What do you do?  I'm always looking for new ideas.

Thanks for visiting today!

7 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome day! The title says it all!

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  2. Lisa, this page is beautiful. I love the placement of elements, but I would have to say my favorite part is the color scheme. I agree with you about the "blues." They add to the peaceful serenity of the photos. The bike trail looks absolutely lovely, too. What fun!

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  3. Lisa, this page is beautiful. I love the placement of elements, but I would have to say my favorite part is the color scheme. I agree with you about the "blues." They add to the peaceful serenity of the photos. The bike trail looks absolutely lovely, too. What fun!

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  4. Love this layout!! What an awesome thing to do with hubby too. Yes, my DH and I jog at least 3 times a week. Plus we love to ride the motorcycle to get away from it all.

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  5. another awesome layout Lisa-and you have a memory of a fun outing together. We just went to a covered bridge festival here in western Pa a couple of weeks ago. It was a fun day just being together outside of our home

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  6. Great layout. Sounds like a nice day of biking.
    As for outings, hubby and I spend a lot of our time at camp during the summer, but during the winter, we usually have movie marathons. Probably not what you were looking for, but something we love to do together.

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  7. What a fun outing this looks like, and such an incredible page to remember it. I really love how you used the negative space with the papers behind. Very great effect! And those mixture of chevrons is just fabulous, LOVE it. One of our recent outings was to the petting zoo - no kids, just me and my mister. We had such a wonderful time.

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