Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Northwoods Summer

Hello!  I was recently looking back at my college photos (from the 1990's), and I decided to scrapbook some of them.  Here is a page dedicated to a northwoods vacation that I took with my family during the summer between my first and second year of college.
Supplies: background paper from Sugar Tree; lattice patterned paper & enamel shapes from October Afternoon; kraft notebook paper from Cachet; cardstock from Bazzill; die cut from Elle's Studio; alphabet stickers from Bo Bunny; pen from Foray; household mini stapler & staples.

I'm playing along with T is for Tuesday, so let's have a cup of tea while I walk you through the page.

My tea cup this week has a northwoods vibe, to go along with the layout.  The cup was handmade by a talented artist in Wisconsin.  Even though it looks like a birch trunk, it's ceramic.

Awhile back, I noticed that a trait of some of my favorite scrapbook pages is a mixture of hard and soft textures.  Ever since I came to this realization, I have made an effort to incorporate a variety of textures into my work.  On this particular page, crumpled and distressed layers of paper provide the softness.

Metal staples, placed in a row, provide contrasting texture.

The photos on this page are from before I ever had (or had even heard of) a digital camera, but they are still some of my favorite photos.  This one shows my brother, my mom, and me on a footbridge in Itasca State Park (the source of the Mississippi River).  My dad took the photo, and I love how he captured the reflection in the water.  

Well, that's all for today.  I hope you've enjoyed going "up north" and "down memory lane" with me in this post!  :)


Ann Dolina said...

I agree, the reflection of you all in the water makes it a great photo. Are you having fun going down memory lane?

jinxxxygirl said...

Loved seeing your layout Denise... Much scrapbooking is in my future so i'm taking notes..lol
and that mug is to die for!!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Halle said...

That's a great photo! We really need to take our kids up there before they are too old to want to go anywhere with us!
Love that mug too!
Happy T Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for getting here so late. I fell asleep about the time I was planning to leave you a comment. Sad, but true.

Like you, back in 91, I had a never heard of digital. I had a nice SLR, but I took so many photos, I was often taking more than I had money to develop. The photo of you on the bridge is so gorgeous. I agree it's a great one.

That's a gorgeous ceramic mug, too. The muffin looks yummy. I'd gladly help you eat it!

Since I'm not a scrapbooker, I didn't think of all the textures until you pointed them out. This is a beautiful piece.

Thanks for joining us for T this Tuesday with your lovely mug and woodsy scrapbook page.

johanna said...

awesome Cup with the birch texture. i also like the mix of papers and the wonderful photo with the Bridge. happy t-day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful layout and I love this fab mug!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wow Denise...that background paper is so perfect for your photos...gorgeous.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your scrapbook page from 1990 is absolutely gorgeous! The photos are amazing and it is wonderful that you scrapped about your family vacation between your college years! And I love your T is for Tuesday mug, too! Hugs to you, my friend!

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderful way to preserve and enjoy those precious memories.
Super photos Denise of a really special place
AND your birch bark mug really does fit the bill.
Happy day after T day

Krisha said...

GREAT LOs Denise! The mix of textures really add to the LOs, and those pictures are packed with memories.

Thanks for coming to T and for leaving a comment for the girls.

Rita said...

I love that fake birch tree mug! So cool! Itasca is a beautiful place. I have never gotten into scrapbooking, but I have tons of old pictures, too. Maybe some day--LOL! Happy belated T-Day since I didn't get here till Wednesday. ;)