Friday, January 27, 2017

Continuing on with Design Decisions, Day 2 (Still Prompt One)

Today I am sharing another page that I made that was inspired by prompt one from Design Decisions, and  using my January kit:

Here's the base page:

(Yes, I am starting on my Washington DC trip! Yay me!) Almost everything was from the kit, with the exception of the chipboard book stack sticker, the "Create" sticker, and the letter stickers-which all came from my bag of partially used sticker sheets. I felt that the protractor paper was well suited to Thomas Jefferson, as well as the Create and book stickers. Here is the page after I did some journaling about the statue:
I have a lot of pictures, so I went ahead and added a pocket page, and journaled just a bit more:

 And this is how it looks together in my album:

I did write down a lot of info about the making of the memorial itself, because they are details that were most likely told to us as we were touring the statue, but we learned so much on the trip, and there was so much information to absorb, that I will forget details if I don't write them down. And the trip and learning experience was so incredible that I don't want to forget the the things we learned. And maybe I will even learn more, as I am looking up these facts. So, I anticipate this trip album to be quite different from my other scrapbooks, in that I will be mixing historical facts and information about the sites we visited, along with stories of things that happened or moments that we experienced along the way. I think it will suit the trip itself quite nicely, as it was a lot of learning, overwhelming awe at seeing these places firsthand, and fun time with the kids and their friends along the way.


  1. Hello Margie, I've just been catching up on your posts from the beginning of the year and enjoyed reading how you put together your kits and looking at your layouts. The photo of the Jefferson Memorial certainly does the great man justice and the papers and embellishments you've chosen compliment it perfectly. The pocket page is a very good way of dealing with the other photos. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth

  2. I'm loving the emphasis on writing. I struggle with that in my own scrapbooking, so I'm making an effort this year to write more. Love it!

  3. Nicely done, you've made that page with as much presence as that statue has.

  4. Love your background paper, so perfect for this layout.
    Cindy F


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