Friday, September 30, 2011

A Spanish Memory: Ella Publishing #11

I've previously mentioned that in all my years of scrapbooking, I have yet to make myself an album.  It surprises me that with all the challenges I participate in, I still somehow manage to make items to give away to my friends and family.  So I've made a conscious choice to start using the layout challenges to document my memories.

Ella Publishing had two very cute sketch challenges this week, so I used them both to kick start some memories from college and grad school.  This layout is sketch #11.

My first creation is from my trip to Spain with my best friends, Sogol and Dortiz.  I don't think either one of them has ever really loved this photos, but I have always adored them. They capture their personalities perfectly and they exude the sheer happiness we experienced that night. It truly was a memorable trip and I'm so lucky to have spent the time with them there.

Sorry about the blurriness.  I didn't have much natural light to work with today, so I'll have to take another picture later to replace the grainy texture of the image above.

I had these great papers in my "special" stash from Love, Elsie and Junkitz.  So happy I finally pulled them out to capture a memory.

The original sketch had the main block in the center of the page.  Two issues here:
  1. I have a hard time with floating pieces on a layout - I need to get over it, but it causes me great visual distress
  2. The junkitz paper in the back had some great sentiment blocks, and I knew I wanted to use "Traveling in Style" as a title.

When I laid out the images on the Love, Elsie paper...I honestly didn't even notice that right by my pictures was the name of the city we were in.  So, of course, I had to highlight that spot with a frame (literally a dollar find from Michaels).

I used a combination of two clear stamps to make the flying plane - they are listed below.

Once completed, all I could do was smile...I'm really liking this make myself an album business.  I now see why everyone loves to get them from me.  Ha!


  1. super cute, and how great that you had just the right papers in your stash to scrap those pics!

  2. That little airplane is adorable. I like all of this really, you were so thoughtful in your design and selection of papers. It's a wonderful layout.