Friday, January 31, 2014

Bon Voyage! A Scrappy Time Warp...

You know that time in 1999 when I became a "DOTS" (now Close to my Heart) consultant so I could earn money for my wedding?  Yeah....I did earn money, but I spent my fair share, too (on crafty goodies, of course!).  I couldn't get enough of the stamps, papers, inks, and accessories.  I kept up with my pre-wedding pages somewhat, but then...IDon'tKnowHowButItGotGroupedInAStorageBoxForLater.  It was like the crazy aunt you don't want to acknowledge.  Oh sure, you know it's there, but you repress the thought because: new house.  Baby girl.  Life.

Fast forward to October 2007 where Heather Leopard and a couple other of my friends go to a scrapbooking retreat.  I bring almost nothing except for wedding stuff to *finally* scrapbook!  I get quite a bit done, actually, and am very proud of myself.  Then.....well, you know -- TheWeddingBoxWentBackToItsHideyHole.  

Now it's 2010 on this scrappy time-warp.  Heather and our friends decide to make our own retreat at a local Residence Inn, and we split the cost and food.  I grab my Wedding Box (and a few other projects) and voila....I get a little more done. But...BackToTheHideyHoleItWent.

Fast forward yet again to January 2014, where it's finally Scrapbooking Season.  Heather and I along with Krissy go to a bittersweet Archiver's crop (our last....still so sad....not over it at all....WAAAAH!).  I decide the easiest way to pack is to have specific projects in mind. So out came the Wedding Box O' Stuff.  And as I looked through it I realized I have successfully captured the pre-wedding (showers, bachelorett party, bridal portrait, etc.), the wedding AND the reception.  Success.  Progress.  Memories saved, ready to cherish.  But then my eye catches a Barnes & Noble bag.  I open it.  My eyes gleam.  Because it is....the honeymoon.  With notes. Sidenote:  my husband actually teased me about taking notes on what we did each day of our honeymoon, but wow, I'm so grateful I did!  I never once thought I'd be scrapbooking my honeymoon almost 14 years after the fact, but guess what?  I'm really glad so much time has passed because scrapbooking has come a very long way, my friends.  A looong way. 


My husband and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon.  Wanna see my Bon Voyage layout?  Okay then, check it!

I had so much fun creating this layout.  I used Fancy Pants Designs' Happy Go Lucky collection because the colors were sooo happy, and they called my name.  I wanted to pick up that light blue color and happened to also have two sheets of an older Fancy Pants collection, The Daily Grind.  I loved the hexagons and decide to use most of the hexagon paper on the right page.  But I wanted to carry the shape over, so I cut out a large hexagon with my Cameo, traced it onto the left hand page, and then sewed the hexagon onto the right hand side of my left page.  You can see the top of it here.  

Don't we look cute holding our beers and giggling during muster training?

I love the striped paper too, so I used that in the top border of my left page as well as the banner on my right page.

I mat the photos on the left page with CTMH Colonial White cardstock and the photos on the right in red Fancy Pants cardstock.  To add dimension, I distress the light blue cardstock on the right page and sew along the top and bottom.  Under photos on both sides, I layer CTMH Cocoa cardstock, the ticket patterned paper, and some chevron vellum by Studio Calico.

I use a tag from the Happy Go Lucky collection to journal on, and for my title I decide to cut out "Bon Voyage" on my cameo, except for the "O".  Instead, I fussy cut the hexagons to use as my "O".

After I adhere the title, I sew over the "BON", and then add the Maya Road "love" clip over the center of the "O".  Finishing touches are the arrow stamp and the "Epic" stamp.

I have more honeymoon to show you, but for now, our scrappy time warp comes to an end.  I hope you enjoyed the layout.

Chocolate scrappiness,

Majken Pullin


  1. I loved this layout when I saw you making it, and I love the end result! You are a guru of two-paged layouts!


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