Explore, Here and There

On July 29, 2013 my sister Shar (also a fellow designer here at Scrapstorian) and I finished walking the Great Glen Way in Scotland.

The Great Glen Way is a 126km trail along the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness and is definitely a hike for everyone’s bucket list. I am almost done scrapbooking this awesome memory 5 years later with just a few pages to go, including our final day when we walked into Inverness (the finish line).

The Lets Get Sketchy March 15-2018 Sketch Challenge that features the angled pattern paper  element their design team is so famous for, and 3 photos with a spot for journaling is perfect for our finish line. Here is a look at the sketch:


Now here is my take on the sketch:


Are you digging that pattern paper and cardstock embellishment combo as much as I am? Oh yah, that is the new Crate Paper Here and There Collection and I have a total crush. You have been warned that many a blog post here on Scrapstorian in the coming weeks will be featuring the goodness of this collection.

I turned the journal spot in the sketch into another photo spot so had to find a different way to journal. Nothing a Simple Stories Photo Flip can’t fix! Here are the coordinating journal cards I created for the layout:


Pop on over to Let’s Get Sketchy for additional inspiration from their design team and to play along.


The following supplies were explored for this layout: Crate Paper Here and There CollectionBazzill Basics Cardstock – AvalancheSimple Stories Photo Flips, and  Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue


  1. Love love love this! So fun and great and good! I super love the stark difference between the two patterns. Works awesome well!

  2. Absolutely fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Lets get Sketchy. Deb xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the choice of papers, really fit the photos. Thank you for playing along at LGS!

  4. Love the changes you made to make this page yours. The round photos are a great addition. Thanks for playing along at Let’s Get Sketchy.

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