Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On the road again...

Oh, gosh, now I have that old Willie Nelson song running through my mind!  It's Lenny who is about to be on the road in these photos.  These are from last summer when he was off for 3 weeks (!) to see his family.  He was excited to go visit and excited to get back home as well.

For the page, I used some of the papers I got from Pamela's World of Scrap giveaway and a little new My Mind's Eye and some very old October Afternoon Campfire collection.  The map print is an Amy Tangerine.

Initially I thought I might trace his route with a yellow marker.  When I examined the print, I couldn't find Interstate 40.  Actually I couldn't find any Interstates.  The paper was obviously made from a pre-1950's map.  So I used the pins from Little Yellow Bicycle to mark the points.  The video shows how I worked with the long pins.

The title had to be adjusted to fit the stickers left in the pack.  There were so many choices for a travel themed page "On the Road Again" "The Highway is Calling" "Road Trip" and on and on.

These circles are punched from some Studio Calico Yearbook paper.  Gosh, this layout isn't just a trip across country it is a trip through all the manufacturer's lines! 

The rest of the page came together fairly easily.  I've noticed that I'm relying more and more on Washi tape to pull together my colors.  It is just so easy to add or remove if it doesn't work out.

Watch at YouTube

Here's the sketch and tips in PDF form.

Thanks for visiting today!  I've printed my Project Life photos for the week and will have a new PL page next week.


  1. Great page - love how you marked the map!

  2. I love how you used the pins and twine to mark the map, Lisa! Wonderful page!

  3. What a fabulous page, Lisa!! I absolutely love how you marked the route with pins and baker's twine.

  4. Your layout is great!!
    I really love how you used the twine to show his route, so neat.

  5. What a fantastic page. Love the twine and pins! And you always do a great job with washi tape.


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