Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Florida Album continued...

Still on Day One here :)
A double page spread for when we arrived at Universal Studios

A little bit of a closer view of the page on the left. I just started layering and distressing the deges of papers to mat my photos. Seems to be a theme through this album.
Decided to do another two page spread and but needed to do a separate story about the ray gun.

Journaling:
Evan loved his Space Ray gun that Mike bribed him with to get him to go the "Men in Black" ride. That gun went with him everywhere defending us!

That is such a huge memory from the trip! I couldn't go on ANY of the rides at Universal. Being pregnant and at amusement parks is not a good combination. And Evan was a little hesitant to go on most rides at Universal. But once Mike got him on "Men in Black" Evan was a little more willing. I added the receipts to the little pocket because of the additional journaling. We ended up buying TWO guns. A little orange camouflage hand gun at Islands of Adventure in Jurassic Park, so they could play guns together. It's a boy thing I guess. (lol)
Then that night we ended up at Nascar Sports Grill on the CityWalk for dinner. I am not a huge Nascar fan, but Evan was at the time :) And the food there was really, really good.
Absolutely LOVE the two photos on the left and they just had to end up in the album. I have to say we are not huge gun fans here, but during this period we did let Evan have a few toy guns.
And one more slightly closer view of a single page. This is where the Basic Grey Wander line really started coming into play.
So far in the album I used some really old papers from my stash. We are talking like ten years old! But also am using the Wander line by Basic Grey, Everyday Eclectic by Echo Park, Rocket Age by October Afternoon and a little bit of the Love, Elsie and Studio Calico Abroad. Instead of trying to use just one line or company, I decided to mix it up depending on the photos and theme.
I also plan on using some Ready, Set Go by Amy Tangerine, and a few lines by Simple Stories, Crate Paper and a ton more by October Afternoon.
Really excited to work some more on this album!
I will have a few more pages to share on Friday. :)

I am also announcing the winner of the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out Respect kit on the Craft Your Nest blog as well today!
See you Friday!

25 comments:

  1. love this!!!!! i am really going to make on e of t hese after our summer vacation

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  2. Such a wonderful way to document your trip, Mary Jo! Love this!

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  3. Soooooooo awesome!! LOVING all the photos!!!

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  4. Fun peek at your album! I love all the eclectic papers you are using, just adds to the fun.

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  5. These layouts are great! They seem to reflect the fun your family had on this trip:)

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  6. I love this! The trip looks like so much fun!

    I can't wait to see the rest of your pages.

    Also - I'm sure you said, but I can't remember. Those divided pages you are using - who makes them/where did you get them? They'd be great for our honeymoon album (you know, the one I'm already planning even though the honeymoon isn't for 7 months!)

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    1. :) never to soon to start planning! They are WRMK protectors and are really good quality!

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  7. Great pages, looks like you guys had a lot of fun

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  8. Great continuation of your album! I love that first page and all the colorful papers that are layered under the photo!

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  9. Awesome scrapbook pages! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

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  10. Such a lovely way to remember a great holiday and great journaling too. Hugs, Anne x

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  11. These look great! I love the ray-gun page, my nephew got a buzz lightyear gun when we went to disneyland paris, and he carried it everywhere too! x

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  12. You have made some great layouts. Good idea to mix your stash up with some current lines for a little extra interest. The pages look great and you all look like you were having a wonderful time.

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  13. I love it! The album is looking great. I know I said this last time, but I really do love the clean look. I think that's the key to these types of albums. For me anyway. That way I don't get confused :)

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  14. What a wonderful mini. Love Disney and universal, even as an empty nester

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  15. Love how your album is coming out. That is such a fun size to work with. The eclectic papers are perfect with the blue Orlando skies! :)

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  16. Great pages Mary Jo!! Such a fun album!! I need to work on my Disney album some more!! :)

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  17. Great pages. Isn't it a great feeling to use some of your older papers :)
    My girls and I would play Tomb Raider with foam guns, so girls like them as well ;)
    Cute story :)

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    1. So true! Erin loves playing guns just as much as Evan did. She likes to do everything her big brother does! I think at the time I felt a little left out because Evan and Mike both had a gun and I didn't (lol)

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  18. Love this album! The divided pages are fun for mini books.

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  19. This is coming together so awesome. Love that you are mixing lines. I always feel like I am finally putting product to good use. Love the story and LO with the ray gun.

    This could be like your trial PL too. I did our first Disney trip PL style first to see how I would like it. I think you will like it. Just don't be hard on yourself. No right or wrong.

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