Friday, January 16, 2015

Adventure Seeker Layouts

I spent last weekend at a weekend crop on the gorgeous Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes. I spent the weekend scrapbooking photos from 2010 and 2011. We made a trip each fall to the Great Smoky Mountains when we lived in South Carolina. I found a pile of photos my husband took and they were never scrapbooked. Big sad face!

All of photos I scrapbooked were the outdoors and nature. The Great Smoky Mountains are absolutely gorgeous! Seriously, if you ever get the chance to visit them, GO! You won't regret it! There's numerous small towns filled with local shops and restaurants. Then there's the beautiful sights mother nature created. The Blue Ridge Parkway is manmade, but it gives you access to some of the greatest sights I've ever seen. It's a great way to take your time and enjoy your leisure time. If you're into historic homes like me, there's a little place called the Biltmore Estate you can tour and many of the towns have old houses. We just drove and walked around looking at them. There are some you can tour.

Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, North Carolina is a very interesting park! If you're into geology, stones, crazy trails, and looking at the world from the sky, Chimney Rock State Park needs to be on your must see list! We spent a good part of the day at the park checking it out. I've never stood on top of a rock thousands of feet in the air and looked down at the world below me. I'm not a huge fan of heights, but this is an experience!

I have two layouts to share with you from this trip. They were taken by my husband. He went on some of the trails I wasn't physically able to go on. Big sad face! I used Adventure Seeker Living Life from Inky Hot Mess for these layouts.

The kit comes with journaling cards and lots of embellishments. The "Back to Nature" card I used as is. I took a piece of yellow cardstock and jazzed it up with some of the embellishments from Adventure Seeker Living Life. I even did some journaling! See I told you I am working on that journaling thing. :) The pocket that is 6"x8" has a piece of scrapbook paper in it. It was once a 12"x12" sheet and I cut it down.

I only had 2 photos left and had to figure out a way to use them and make it look interesting with journaling cards. I still used Adventure Seeker Living Life. I had plenty of cards left! I also embellished a card. Most of them I used as they are. The one called "October" I journaled on. I used my iPhone at the crop to find some trivia about the Chimney Rock. To finish the card, I added a mini paper clip that was in the embellishment bag. I made one card using cardstock. I used a sticker and the sign post veneer. Simple yet it gives me some texture.

A few other things happened at the crop. I finished a roll of washi tape! No one believes me. So I'm glad I took a pic!

I finished a spool of twine. Never thought that would happen either. It was my favorite twine so I am bummed. I would love to find it again or another one similar to it. I also finished a card of twine. I have a pic of that one!

I kind of feel special that George Vanderbilt got the last of this twine. Between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Adirondack Park, the Vanderbilt family did some amazing things. They sure built beautiful, timeless homes!

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Such great work. The paper highlights the awesome photos. BL