Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Means...Excursions & Outings!

Summer is such a great time to explore nearby destinations.  Each summer I make sure to take my family to museums, parks, zoos, beaches, etc.  Here is a page called "Get in Gear," which is about a summer museum trip.  With this layout, I had fun mixing some older supplies (like the geometric Sassafrass background paper) with some newer supplies (like the green crosshatched paper, which is from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic line).

Supplies: background paper by Sassafrass; gear paper by Creative Imaginations; all other paper by Echo Park; border stickers by Doodlebug Design; both styles of alphabet stickers by Bella Blvd; ink by Clearsnap; journaling line template by Creative Memories; pen by Zig.

The journaling on this layout says: "We had so much fun at Tech Fest back in February that we made sure to visit The Works again this summer.  Total blast!!!"  

The Works is a hands-on museum of science and technology.  It's in Bloomington (the largest suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul), the same city where the airport and Mall of America are located.  If, by any chance, you're going to be in Bloomington next month for Scrap Fest, and if, by any chance, you'll have your kids with you, I highly recommend a trip to the Works.  Kids love this place.  Unlike other museums, where visitors are not allowed to touch the exhibits, kids are actually supposed to touch and play with all the exhibits at the works.  Kids can build and race toy cars to learn about physics, create gigantic block towers to learn about construction techniques, play with gel sheets and shadow puppets to learn about how light works, and more!

I had the idea to cut 12-inch border stickers into strips, and then to use those strips like bits of washi tape on the edges of my photos.  I'm not sure whether the strips do, in fact, resemble washi tape...but they turned out cute nonetheless, so I still consider the experiment a success.  :)  I've heard that it's hard to use up a whole roll of washi tape, so I'm continuing to explore other washi alternatives, making use of items already in my stash.  

Have you been on many excursions and outings this summer?  Summer is winding down here, so my family is trying to squeeze in our last few daytrips, before school starts again.

I hope that you have been enjoying my "Summer is..." series of posts this month.  There are only two more, and I'll post them next week.  But if you need a larger dose of summer project ideas, be sure to check out the August issue of Scrap n' Art magazine.  The entire issue is dedicated to the theme of "summer."  I have a layout and an altered project in the issue, and there are tons more projects to check out as are sure to find something that piques your interest.  Happy scrapping!


Carol L said...

These are great layouts that captured treasured family moments! I love all the geometric shapes and funky designs! Nice job on both!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very fun design!
I will have to check out the rest of the series :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This looks like a fun place. Love the primary colors and gear circles.

Lean said...

Cool page love the colors and sweet pictures.

Helen Tilbury said...

What a funky & fun layout Denise - can see you had a blast there! Congrats on your 2 pubs as well!!

Elaine said...

Nice memories , great photo and a lovely page Denise well done , Big Hugs Elaine

Samantha Wright said...

Love how bright and fun these pages are!

Lynette said...

Lovely, bright and happy layouts Denise.

Svetlana Austin said...

this is so dynamic and colorful! nice way of preserving memories of some really precious moments!