So little by little, I am working on our most recent vacation to Puerto Vallarta Mexico we took in March. It was a vacation earned with Close To My Heart and as a recipient, CTMH sends us 10 layouts (precut) to put together. I’m using all of them but many times I tweak a few too. So, here’s my inspiration for you this week. I hope you enjoy these ideas as much as I have.
In the layout below, we used Memo Fundamentals (great for travel) as the base pages. Then Whimsy Fundamental papers were used for the triangles. Yes, I will be using this idea in an upcoming Kit of the Month. It was fun and very easy to do! I love the cricut cut palm trees and sun burst. The sea shells were thin cut and stamped too. I loved using up some old stash and adding the little bronze gems (coconuts).
Here’s another use for the Memo Fundamental papers. Using them as 11 1/2 x 11 1/2’s layered on top of Sunset cardstock (retired color). My kids really loved playing volleyball each day on the beach and this was a great way to use the photos in 3×3 sizes. Plus I love the 5×7 photo … they look great!
If you want to know what I’m using for developing … I invested in the Epson Picture Mate 400 and it does a tremendous job! The colors are so vibrant and it does print 5 x 7 photos! I am using Picmonkey to create the 3 x 3 photos and print them out on one 4×6 photo.
Many of the layouts use the Dreamin’ Big product line (I still have kits for sale as they are retired). The colors are wonderful for Mexico. Here’s another layout:
I enjoyed adding two flip flaps to this as well. I wanted to tell the story and I placed the journaling under the flip flaps. I was able to add 3 more photos too.
Well, I have more to scrap but that’s a start. I hope you are enjoying Spring but plan on catching up on your own scrapbooks. With all the rain we’ve been having … it’s a good thing … for you and Mother Nature!