I actually heard about it on another blog and decided to give it a try.
Then Amy Tan had the weekly challenge on the Studio Calico blog this week. "Use something on a page that you normally wouldn't use." I used pieces of a map from the Botanical Gardens since I interpreted that challenge as non-scrapbook product! The may is actually an integral part of the story to this layout because Evan had used one like it to give us a "tour" of the gardens.
This past May we had gone to the Gardens with my husband's cousin Amy who was in town visiting. It was our first time meeting her and the kids just loved her. So I wanted to create a layout not so much about the actual gardens because I have several of those. But about the experience of meeting Amy and Evan being the perfect tour guide. Marking her map with the highlights of the tour and everything :)
Two fun challenges this week. And I can't wait to add Shimelle's blog link to my blog roll!