Scenic Route with Paper Issues

The December 2-2017 Sketchy Saturday challenge from Paper Issues is absolutely fabulous. One of those sketches that is just so easy to play with – and it has more than one photo. My favourite! Here is a look at the sketch:


I really liked the slanted border on the left hand side of the sketch and thought it could work well for some very old photos of me and my sister posing with our Grandpa in front of a teepee. I am always in awe of the scrappers who mirror a shape or element from their photo into their layout design.

I believe I am about 6ish years old and I think the location is in Alberta somewhere. We used to go camping with our grandparents in the summer in and around Jarvis Bay, Alberta so maybe it’s near there. This is one of those instances where I wished my Grandma had scrapbooked because I don’t have a date or place for these photos to refer to now that my grandparents are rocking heaven together.

Regardless of all the details though, the photos still tell a great story. Here is my layout:


I can remember every detail of my Grandpa’s large, rough, hard-working hands. I remember that I used to try and cover his hand with both of mine in such a way that you couldn’t see his at all – it never worked, his one hand was always bigger than both of mine. I love that in this picture you can see I am totally holding his hand on my shoulder. So this is what I journaled about.

Oh and on this layout I had the opportunity to really put the Ranger Ink Enamel Accents through the paces. I am in love! I have been spending quite a bit of money over the last year or so to satisfy my enamel dot addiction. Who isn’t these days! So when I saw something called Enamel Accents in my local scrapbook store (shout out to Precious Memories, Langley British Columbia) I had to try em!

They are perfect. The very tiny tip on the bottle gives you complete precision, and they dry true to colour and totally opaque. They look just like an enamel dot. TIPS … I did learn to squirt a wee bit out on a scrap piece of paper first to get rid of the air bubble, and tap or flick the underside of the paper below the dot to get it to settle into a flat topped dot instead of a pokey tear drop. I bought black and white and sure wish they also had brown, hint hint Ranger Ink?

Here is a close up of what they look like. The white ones are Ranger Ink Enamel Accents dots I made and the teal coloured dot is a Echo Park Paper Co Dino Friends Collection Enamel Dot):


Well there you have it, another layout thanks to the talented team at Paper Issues.


The supplies that loved being part of this Paper Issues challenge include: Kaisercraft Bow & Arrow Collection, Ranger Ink Enamel Accents, Evalicious Wood Veneer, On Our Way, Echo Park Paper Co Dino Friends Collection Enamel Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and wood veneer feathers from my stash.

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