Thursday, August 25, 2011

The one with some October Afternoon

I can't believe that its almost the end of summer. So sad. But its been a good one and my absence here on the blog has meant that I have been out enjoying whats left of it! Now that all of our weddings are done for the year, I have been playing lots of golf and scrapping too.

My kit this month was amazing (thanks Angela - she's the best!). I love me a good travel line - and this one from October Afternoon is pretty darn great. What makes it so great you ask? Well it can work for any kind of travel (local trips, big cities, road trips...), the colors are great (love the yellow) and you can match a lot of their other lines with it.

I made 2 layout with just 4 sheets of paper (that's a stretch for me!) and a few embellishments!
First up - pictures from my trip to LA. We stayed in Little Tokyo - a really fun area.

The title is my favorite. I used some very old letter stickers, stuck them to my new favorite yellow paper and cut out around it. I also broke out my stamps for the word border along the side. Jenni Bowlin inks (navy and red) match perfect with this paper!!

Next up some pictures that have been on my desk for a while. Chris and I on our way to LA.

We had a really funny story about being super late to the airport and almost missing out plane - so they put us in first class. Its hard to tell from these pics but I used some glossy accents to add some shine to the paper below in certain areas.

Used the glossy accents on the plane as well to give it some shine. All the embellishments came in a super cute pack with chipboard shapes, tickets, journal pieces, buttons and ribbon. A great deal for lots of stuff!

Last night I stopped by Scrappy Chic to drop off all my layouts... and I can't believe how much new stuff is in there. I was good and didn't buy too much yet. I wanted to make sure I got all the good embellishments first... net time I will be out for more paper!!!


Pam said...

Love your layouts! Love all the colors and embellishments. :-)

Casey Wright said...

Very Cool layouts! Hope you had a lovely summer!

Sue Althouse said...

Looks like some fun traveling! I do love the way you backed the title on Little Tokyo. I have a friend who wants a Smash Book, hope there are still some at Scrappy Chic!

Angela said...

Love both layouts, especially that photo cluster on the first one -- awesome! Way to rock the OA.