Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lake Tahoe

Here I have a layout from a trip to Lake Tahoe last September. DH and I went up there the weekend after Labor Day as a way to have a last hurrah of summer before he would have to start work. Going after Labor Day proved to be quite nice because it was after the rush of the holiday and everything was winding down to settle for winter. The weather was still pretty nice for us, though. We did some biking and camping...water was a bit cold for swimming, but there were some braving it. It's nice to have such a place not too far away, but here we never did make it there in the winter or since yet. Someday...

Anyway, this layout follows the sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays this week. I really liked the blocks that made up the sketch, but modified it slightly to accommodate my pictures, so my photos became 3x4's. I knew in my stash that I had the perfect letters for the title. I love these big distressed letters. It was merely a bonus to find the intricately die-cut leaves in my stash. Both were a random box of scrapbook stuff purchase from eBay a few months back. Kinda fun because some of the stuff falls into the category that I wouldn't necessarily buy it directly, but having it now, I'm finding fun uses for it. Brings me out of my comfort zone too. I'm working on trying to embellish more on my pages. :)

And finally, the twine was just a fun added thing I thought I would try. I'm really liking it! I hope you agree.

Thanks for looking!

Paper - Thatched (Fancy Pants - Celebrate - Jubilate), Green Leaves (Adornit - Carolee's Creations - Forest Leaves)
Embellishments - Sticker Letters (Mustard Moon), Leaf Die-Cuts (Stash), Twine (Stash)
Sketch - Sketchy Thursdays


amber said...

I love this layout Laurie! I may have to scraplift the twine idea! It is definitely original and looks fantastic. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow!!! i loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! FAB photos and love love love love the leaves! :):):):) Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

jmarmon said...

I like how you arranged the pictures and added the twine as frames. You did a good choice on the colors for a rustic camping feel. Deb