Thursday, October 21, 2010

Our Little Get Away LO

This past August my dear hubby and I took a little trip all by ourselves to visit friends in Texas. It was just heavenly, so when ScrapbookPal.com sent me Summer Vacation for this month's project, I knew that this was what I would scrapbook with it. I love the fun luggage on this cartridge and how it looks all stacked together. Using my Gypsy, it was very easy to figure out exactly what sizes the different pieces should be. I also used a tag from Once Upon a Princess for the journaling spot and Stamped for the title. Stamped was actually the first cartridge I ever bought, but the letters are so skinny and hard to cut that I almost never used it. But I put this title together on my Gypsy, which allowed me to stretch the letters to a very nice thickness. LOVE that Gypsy! How did I ever do without it? I really like the font like this -- I think I'll be getting a lot more use out of this cartridge now. I cut the big scallop border with Plantin Schoolbook and the little pink photo corners with Jasmine.


I also used my Antique Linen Distress Ink to add some age to the die cuts, then went around the edges with Blackbird Cat's Eye Chalk Ink to make them stand out even more.


Other materials: Paper -- Scribble Scrabble; Rhinestone -- Imaginisce i-Rock tool; Small flower punch -- EK Success


Ahhhh, why can't it be vacation all the time? :) I guess because then the USPS man couldn't bring me my goodies from ScrapbookPal.com!

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