Friday, February 5, 2010

Our California Adventure (Practical Scrappers challenge)

A few years ago we took a family vacation to California. I started our California scrapbook soon after we returned, and even (for the most part) had started this page, which is the starter page in the album.

After four years, I hadn't gotten any further than putting the pictures on the page. It wasn't until this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers that the light bulb went off and I was able to finish it. Phew!

Our challenge this week is to use a die cut machine for our project. I don't have one, but I did have the title cut out already along with some other black & white pieces on hand that were going to be great for a Disney-themed page.

I laid out my title and used a die cut scalloped circle - all using a Cricut - for the O in California. I embellished the O with a flower & button and laid chipboard Minnie & Mickey on either side.

For the small pictures, I used the photo proofs that I could print off when I pop my memory card into my HP photo printer. I took my favorite pics from the vacation and laid them out for a sneak peek at the rest of the album.


Heidi M said...

Hi Jessica! Great layout for the die cut challenge! I love how you used the photo proofs. Great idea!

Heidi :)

Joy-N-Jesus said...

Oh, that is so cute girl~

Kim said...

I love it!!!! I especially love the sneak peeks at the rest of the album. Such a creative idea!
Kim xXx