Thursday, June 15, 2017

Camping and Case #232

Today is reveal day for Case # 232 over at Color, Stories Inspiration!!!

This one is a fun case, and really perfect for some camping or hiking pictures you might have waiting to be documented.

So, here's the Case file :

And here's what I made with it:

My sister and I live about 8 hours apart, and up until recently, every summer we would "meet in the middle" and go camping together for a weekend. The second year we started taking pictures of our kids together by the sign of the provincial park we were camping in right when we were leaving the park. Looking back at these pictures, it's amazing how much kids grow and change in a short period of time!!

Here's how I solved the case.


All the colours are there, plus I added in a little bit of green to the title and in some trees.


Wood Accents (buttons)
Stitching (on the red label on the left hand side of the page)


I chose the presentation prompt - Tuck your journaling in a pocket. The pocket is hidden under the photos.
I also used the inspiration word camp.


For many years, Monica's family and ours had gone camping together in the summer. It's the best and least expensive family summer vacation we've ever done! We live about 8 hours apart, so every year in April, Monica and I would get on the Ontario Parks website and the phone at the same time to book campsites for July right next to each other. Most of the time, we booked at campsites that were about midway between our homes.
We love camping with Ontario Parks - the amenities are just about the same at every campground and they are so pretty! In 2011, we missed going camping because our whole family was in Niagara Falls instead; celebrating Mom and Dad's 40th wedding anniversary.

When I look at these pictures of our children together, I can't believe how much they had grown and changed over 6 years! As time has moved on, and our kids have gotten older, we have stopped going camping. I'm sad that this tradition is starting to go by the wayside, in fact my whole family really misses these special times together. We need to get back to nature, and quick!!

Here's some detail shots:

I loved this little squirrel chipboard piece and he fit perfectly with the theme and the colour scheme!!

This is a closeup of the title work. Originally, the paper was green which wasn't one of the colours. I decided to paint it white and really love the texture that the quick paint job added to the title. Then I just starting layering things to the paper and I think it's my favorite part of the page. Isn't that owl super cute??

Here's what the original piece of die cut scrapbook paper looked like. It's by Creative Imaginations, and I've had it forever, but a quick search on the internet didn't return very many results. I also used a little of the inside plaid pattern as the colours fit well with the scheme.

And finally, a close up of the hidden journaling card. Using a pocket for your journaling is a really good way of fitting in everything you want to say without cluttering up the design of the page.

Thanks for popping by and checking out my page today!!

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