Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Challenge #3 - Yellowstone River Circa 1999

For challenge #3 at CKC Blog, we are suppose to make a page about our fav place.
Whether that is a LO about that place, or perhaps the colors or textures of that place.
I chose literal =)

My husband and I went to Yellowstone the summer after we got married.  It was indeed
circa 1999, just as the picture notes =)  

This page came together so nicely.  I just LOVE the papers that you can cut and use as 
embellies, like in the case of these "arrows".  These papers are from my July CKC kit, and
I just LOVE them!

The sun card is a twopeas printable for July and so are the round elements.  
Love those cut aparts!!

At the top of my picture there, this is one of my fav ways to use baker's twine.
I take and put a knot in the end of my twine, and start in the middle of
a glue dot and wrap it around and around until the glue dot is covered,
then you have a lovely and interesting embellie ready to stick on your page.
Love that!

Here is a close up of those arrows all dolled up =)
This is a LO that is one of my fav's as of late.
We LOVE Yellowstone, and this LO takes me back
to that vacation.  One of our all time fav's!!

And for this challenge you get two for the price of one.
Your welcome =)

Another fav place of ours is the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area)
in Northern Minnesota.  Just 50 miles south of Canada.
Are you sensing a theme with our vacations?
Yes, we LOVE adventure!!!

This is the 2nd cover I've made for my little tag book.
The first one just wasn't floating the boat, as it were.
So I made a 2nd one, and I"m so much happier with it =)
I LOVE these little pearls left over from a coaster project.
The coasters turned out lovely and so did this cover.
Love it!

This little tag mini highlights my dear husband.
He is the best of men, and I am one Blessed woman.
It is truly a joy to call him mine.
I'm going to get a little easel and put this little mini on my piano.

This is an AMAZING place, and we took some GREAT pics while there.
The falls were gorgeous!!

Especially LOVE this tag!!
This was when we arrived, before we set up camp and got to fishing.
I Love him so!!

Here he is at another falls we had to canoe to get to.
Amazing stuff I tell you!!

Same falls.  
Great man.

My papers for this mini, are the Glitz Color Me Happy 6x6 that
I stuck in my kit this month.
Perfect for this project.
The idea for the project came from May Flaum and her GREAT
Camp Scrap class from last month!!

And this is the last page. 
Aren't we cute!!  It was stormy and we were cuddled up.
It can get quite chilly in northern Minnesota in mid-May.

Love this and Love him!!!

Thank you for stopping by.  So what about you?  What is your favorite place?
Do a LO or mixed-media art project or a tag mini, and link up with us.  We'd LOVE
to see it!!

Have a Blessed and Beautiful, Krafty Kind of Day ~~


  1. I absolutely love all those chevrons on your page and that tag book is so cute :)

  2. Totally, utterly love both of these projects!
    The layout definitely deserves a frame & a place of honor in your home :~)
    Saved into my inspiration file.

    And your tag book - don't think I have ever seen such a wonderful tribute.
    What FAB photos! The whole thing has such a nice blend of rugged manliness & unabashed romance! Total fave

  3. oh that is so vibrant, love how the shape of the trees is echoed in the chevron arrow pieces.
    Your little tag book is awesome too! wowzers

  4. Fab chevrons - gorgeous page. Great little tag book too - a lovely memento.

  5. Fabulous work! You can feel the adoration you feel for him. I bet he loves this! Every time my husband takes a scrapbook/mini to work to "show someone"...I never see it again. :)I bet your husband loves sharing your creations.