Saturday, May 3, 2014

First Flight and New e-book!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  I hope you are having fun today creating lots of fun projects.  Thanks for taking a moment out to spend here with me.  I have a new layout, video and my e-book is ready to go!

I created the layout for a challenge to write the story first.  I've been doing a lot of that as I prepared layouts for No Photo?  No Problem!  I don't have a lot of childhood photos so I often begin with the story.

For this page, I focused on my first two flights.  The little photo on the page was downloaded from The Commons area on Flickr.  I remember disembarking down steps on my first flight but the 2nd one had a jet way or it was supposed to and that is part of the story. The journaling is at the bottom of the post. I tell the story in the video also.

For the page, I used October Afternoon Travel Girl papers and stickers and a die cut image from the Silhoutte. The 'be free' wood veneer is from Prima. 

If you find yourself without the perfect photo or any photo at all, I have lots of ideas for you in

No Photo, No Problem: 
10 Techniques for Scrapbooking Your Stories 
without the Perfect Photo

The PDF contains 17 layouts with examples of all the techniques.
As a BONUS, there is a 45 minute video with some process and techniques for several of the pages.

The cost is only $8 and it is available now by clicking on this page.

Here is the process video for today's layout on YouTube:

And here is the sketch:

Here's the journaling for the 2nd flight:

We again went to Seattle for the 4th of July week in 1979 when I was 15.  Daddy wanted to save money so we took the red eye.  We had a 3 hour layover in Atlanta and had wondered what we would do with the time.  When we arrived in Atlanta, the plane did not taxi to the gate and we disembarked via stairs.  By then, my parents were accustomed to jet ways so they knew something was wrong.  We were all loaded on busses and driven into a field.  Eventually, we were told a bomb threat had been called in after we left Charlotte.  They soon discovered this was a fraud and we were taken to  the airport in time to meet our connecting flight and arrive in Seattle at 3:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  My aunt and cousin Steve were happy to see us but not too excited to have to go to the airport in the middle of the night.

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy NSD!


  1. Great layout and video, thanks for sharing. C x

  2. Lisa, this page is AMAZING!! Absolutely LOVE the l/o and design... and of course that super fun "destination"!!

    1. Seattle is one of my favorite cities! I'm jealous of all the people who get to live there :-)

  3. What a great idea and a great story!!! Why it everyone growing up in the 70"s has a bomb threat story!! thanks for the great idea!

  4. Great layout!!!
    Wow that must have been scary. But at 15, I am sure it was more exciting, as it was a fraud.

  5. Lisa, another great layout, you are such a talented scrapper. :-)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...