January 13, 2008

The Grand Canyon AKA The Big Ditch




I worked on this two page spread last weekend and this is one of those layouts that I agonized over. At first I wasn't sure I liked it but it is starting to grow on me. I wanted to remember our trip to Arizona, May '07 but I especially wanted to scrapbook the story of our trip to the Grand Canyon. The title is actually a partial quote from my "ungrateful" child, lol. She wasn't too happy with the long car ride and stated that she didn't think it was worth the 4 hour drive just to see a "big ditch"...too funny! Well, it was worth it and now she can check off the Grand Canyon, one of the great natural wonders of the world, on her "things to see, places to go" list.
I used new Basic Grey patterned paper, the yellow sheet is Basic Grey, Lillie Kate collection. I used a new matting technique on my large grouping of photos and the quote block. I cut my journaling into strips, it looks lighter that way. I rediscovered my Making Memories foam stamps and used spotlight white MM paint for the words "Canyon" and "Ditch" and cut them out. The small word stickers are from my stash of stickers. I cut up words to get the letters that I wanted to spell "grand" and "big". So, all in all, not too bad! Now, I will add this page to my 2007 year book "people, places and things we love!" and keep scrappin'!

1 comment:

elina said...

Hi, and Happy New Year.
Great layouts. Looking foreward to see more LO and cards. ;-)
Have a nice day.

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