Scrapbook Challenge

Proud California

Pretty Landscapes, Puffy Stickers And Stars

Every vacation we go on, my husband and I take dozens of photos. Being the scrap addict that I am, I always have to scrapbook the majority of them. I still have dozens of Hawaii, Saint Jon, and Big Sur photos all waiting for pages.

A prompt from 123 Challenge seemed perfect for these photos. The word "proud" had to be used somewhere on the the page and the dramatic Big Sur landscape definitely seemed to fit that description.

I made "Proud" a bold title using Making Memories Puffy Alpha Stickers. The "California" Sticker is from La Petites California collection.  I sprinkled sparkly blue star brads around and used Jolee's Boutique Gold Stars stickers. Various shades of blue are integrated into the color palette of the page.

Conveniently enough, Scrapbook Fantasies' current challenge was also to use stars in the layout. While they show a 6 pointed star, I stuck with a more traditional 5 point star.

I had great fun with Stuck?! Sketches January layout. I turned it 90 degrees to better suit my photos and used an assortment of smaller embellishments instead of one big star in the corner. Everything from buttons to a tiny safety pin found its way onto this page. A wooden token by Maya Road really captured the sense of travel and adventure. Assorted stickers from Mambi, Studio 112, Simple Stories and Paper House. Can I just say that the 3D Camera stickers are the squishiest EVER! I couldn't stop poking them. They are just so fun!

The sketch's color palette was inspired by another of Design Seeds' wonderful images. Not only does it have multiple shades of blue in it to fulfill the 123 challenge and compliment the ocean hues in my photos, but the tans, reds and purples add variety.

That's all for now scrappers. I'll see you next time!