Sunday, September 5, 2010

Road Trip

I hadn't seen this week's challenge on Fantabulous Cricut till last night.  When I did, I was so excited because I had actually sketched a layout of my road trip while on my road trip!  It was saved in my Gypsy (I so love my Gypsy!!), see...

So last night, when I got to my scrapbooking room, I started looking for the papers to make this layout happen.  I found the perfect paper of a road map in an old K&Co stack that I had used for my cruise album 2 years ago.  I started printing pics as my cricut was making the cuts (gotta love those layers on the gypsy!).  I love that I can use a variety of cartridges and have them cut all together.  On this layout I used a bunch of cartridges, particularly Summer Vacation (lots of great stuff on there!), Going Places, and Everyday Paper Dolls.
Here is the final product:

Left page close up...

Right page close up...

I'm really into embossing lately, so all my titles were cuttlebugged!

I wrote in the price of gas that we paid to keep record of it because gas prices have changed so dramatically through the years, I want it documented in my scrapbook!

This cut started out as just an embellishment.  Then it took on a life of its own as I put dots for our stops and then decided to include all the journaling on there, too.  Luckily for me, I can make my handwriting fit in pretty much any space (some of my friends hate me for it, LOL!) and so I did.  I really love to journal and in my own handwriting because I think its important.

I had fun making this layout and I hope you like it too!  Be sure to leave a comment - I love those! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is so cool. I gotta figure out to do those Gypsy sketches. What size of cricut mat did you use?

  2. Fantabulous layout my're definitely on a roll...keep it the journal idea...but my favorite is the gas pump and the fact you put the price on it was super.

    Hugs, Lissette D.

  3. This is such a wonderful layout!! I love how the road extends across the two pages - and all your cuts with their details are just fabulous!! Great, great job!!
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB!

  4. Ingenious journalism. The LO is totally great!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at FCCB

  5. I really like your layout! My favorite part is the map with the journaling and also the gas pump with the added price. Great Job!


  6. Oh my goodness, what a super fun layout. All of your details are fantastic. The map with your journalig is very cool! Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

  7. Wonderful LO... I love all the layers and dimension.

  8. This is AWESOME! I especially like the journaling on the map!


  9. OMG, I just found your blog this morning and can't stop reading it! You rock the Cricut & Cuttlebug embossing folders! Your blog is one of the best I've come across in a long time. Thank you for all the inspiration.


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