Sunday, February 19, 2012

Challenge Inspiration: Kate & Theresa!

For the photo inspiration challenge, I decided to use the colours in the photo for my layout. I used papers from Echo Park's For The Record line and Crate Paper's Portrait collection, along with embellishments from My Mind's Eye and Crate. The alphabet stickers are from Sassafras and I used a stamp by Jenny Bowlin underneath the Go Train logo. The tags are by Basic Grey and the train die cuts are from Silhouette America.

My son is a real train fanatic so I have done several train layouts of him. The Go Train (Toronto, Canada's commuter train system) has extra significance to us because my Dad was Senior Vice President of The Canadian Car Division of Hawker Siddeley when they built the trains from the late 1960′s to the mid 1970′s. When my Dad was in charge of the division, they built the Go Transit commuter trains that you see all around the Toronto area, the TTC street cars and subway cars and a few more well-known trains, including some in some major cities in the U.S.  My son calls the Go Train, "Grandpa's Train".

Grandpa's Go Train

Thanks for looking! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!


When I first seen the photo inspiration with all the green and the word Leap, The first thing I thought of was frogs. Then I remembered I had this picture of Dax and my nieces son Thomas playing leap frog. It was so funny watching Dax, he wasn't quite two years old. He did a good job of getting his big ole diapered butt in the air, but he had a hard time leaping. When it was his turn to leap, he would just copy Thomas and stick his butt in the air. I was laughing so hard that none of those pictures came out well enough, they were all blurry. 


  1. Beautiful layouts and the story behind them makes them extra special.

  2. Awesome project girls! I'm up in Ontario visiting my in-laws right now, just saw the Go Train yesterday Kate. Holly :-)


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