Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Challenge #48

We're getting close to the big 5-2! Our blogaversary, blog hop, daily challenges and prizes extravaganza is only a few weeks away! Do you have our blinky on your blog?? 

Let's get right to it this week!

~Challenge 48~

~The Sponsor / Prize ~

The Paper Trail is offering an assortment of Graphic 45's "ABC Primer" to one random winner! Perfect for back to school season.

~ The Inspiration from Team B ~

The challenge was great timing - I just got back from a week vacation with my hubby and son in Washington! The trip was lots of fun, but bringing an energetic, wiggly, and loud 1 yr old boy on a plane isn't something I want to do again anytime soon :P

For this layout, I decided to scrapbook an absolute travel must for me - STARBUCKS!

My wonderful husband is my favorite traveling companion and I made this card just for him.  In just a couple of weeks we will be heading north on a road trip to see my newest grandbaby - Isabelle Grace.  I love road trips and will be taking lots of photos to document the journey... that's what travel is all about isn't it?  Making memories and then I love to preserve those memories in my scrapbook pages.

I had a lot of fun with this week's Travel Theme! I still have about 7 destinations to scrap of our Babymoon last year, so this was perfect! On day 5 & 6 we stopped in Las Vegas while I was about 5 months pregnant. I toned down my background paper by painting beige over it.. I also wanted to add a touch of Vegas by adding some real play cards and also a dice. Wish I had some real chips to add as well, but we were no big gamblers!

I knew exactly what I would do when I found this week's challenge.  As the journaling on this page explains, I have grown up surrounded by steam trains as my Granddad really loves them.  We have so many photos of them, that I had to create a layout to display them, and it fit perfectly with the "travel" theme. :)

I've been waiting for the perfect time to use this sentiment from Scrappy Mom Stamps and this challenge was just what I needed. 

Guest Designer: Suzie McFloozy!

Hello! I'm Suzanne aka Suzie McFloozy. I am a SAHM to two very energetic (and super noisy!) boys aged 3 and 6 and wife to Kevin, my lovely hubby of eleven years and counting. I started crafting when I had Issac, my eldest son, and I decided to make the birth announcements.

Soon after I discovered scrapbooking and it was a perfect showcase for all the photo's that I was snapping of my new baby! As my children grew, and spend less time sleeping, cardmaking has become my fav pastime as I can still play with all my craft stash but actually get a project finished in an evening !

My favorite techniques are stamping and using the huge array of digis out there. And I love trying out new ways to color in my images. I also love to make handmade flowers for my cards and try out lots of different styles - I am loving the CAS style at the moment as you can see! Well that's enough about me - let's get crafting :)

Lovely card, Suzie! Thanks for joining us this week! :)

We will not be selecting a guest designer from Facebook this week due to our upcoming blog hop, but you're welcome to share your creations with us on Facebook anyway. We love seeing your projects on our wall! :)


  1. Wow this is the prefect challenge for me as I have just been on a three week road trip around California. I love what you all created - esp the cute little suitcase and the vegas page. Will have to get scrapping - just waiting for my pics to arrive! x

  2. Thanks Mel! ;-) Can't wait to see your California project! I still have to do some as well.. our first stop on our babymoon was Sacramento, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, San Francisco and Yosemite! Fabulous projects everyone!! Can't wait to see the new creations!

  3. Oh how fun!! This design team rocks....and rocks HARD! I LOVE all of the DT projects!!! And I totally agree with the starbucks one....if you go anywhere go caffeinated baby!!!

  4. GREAT challenge! I have so many travel photos to scrap!!! hope I have time to play now that school has started...

  5. Thanks for having me girls x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  6. I had fun with this challenge! Love the DT work! Thanks


  7. Thanks for a fun challenge! I haven't made a vacation card all summer so loved finally getting to it! Great challenge site.
    Cindy Porter

  8. Great Challenge this week and love all the design team work :)
    Jenny x

  9. gorgeous DT work!! i love the challenge and decided to put my own spin on it and make it about life's journey...hope that's okay! big hugs y'all and thanks for having such a rockin' blog!

  10. Entered my Hawaii scrapbook layout.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Thank you for the invite to enter our challenge! The projects from your DT and your guest designer are awesome!!! :)

  12. Lovely work Design Team! Thanks for your visit and the invite to enter my twisted easel card! I am a new follower!

  13. Great inspiration from all the designers.
    Thanks for offering this fun challenge.

    DIANA L.

  14. Just gorgeous samples everyone and thanks for the kind tip.
    Fliss x

  15. I really love all of the travel related projects you've shared! I made a mini book!

  16. Awesome projects from DTs! and very fun challenge! glad I can join the fun this time :)


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