Happy Travel Memories

Every month the talented team at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine post a monthly sketch challenge. Their sketches are always a lot of fun to play with – they are simple in design leaving lots of room to be your own scrapbooker! The December 2017 sketch featured in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery is a perfect example, here is it:


I have a total sweet spot for circles on a layout so this sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine made me happy as soon as I saw it! The idea that I love circles now is a bit amusing as years ago I hated them. I could not imagine mixing square photos with circle layout features ugh … well wake up Brande, a mix of different elements and shapes is exactly where it’s at! I know that now!

Speaking of mixed elements, here is my take on the sketch:




These pics make me so happy. In the summer of 2016, our nephew travelled with me and my husband from Vancouver to Connecticut to visit family for a whole week. I was thrilled; getting that much time with my nephew is a total dream as we often only see each other a few times a year living so far apart. He was the perfect travel companion! He was as excited as me about the trip, easy to please, happy to squeeze into selfies, helpful to others, played cards with us (Golf) during the flight and was just amazingly well behaved the whole time. Wow, what a kid!

This is the first time I have played with Photo Play Paper Company and I am in love. This particular collection is called Boarding Pass. The paper quality is amazing, the colours are crisp, the element stickers are super thick, and there is not an A or B side I don’t love in this collection. I am now stalking Photo Play on Instagram and looking for their collections at my local scrapbook stores!

Check out Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Gallery for this sketch and inspiration!


The supplies that happily sacrificed themselves for this layout include: Photo Play Paper Company, Boarding Pass Collection (Fly With Me, Adventure Awaits, and Bags Are Packed, Roads Lead To You pattern paper; and Element Stickers); Echo Park Paper Co Dino Friends Collection Enamel Dots; Bazzill Cardstock (Avalanche); Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; string and wood veneers from my scrap stash.

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