Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How I Spent my Summer Vacation -My project for Sweet Sassy Diva

I am having such a great time being on the Design Team for Sweet Sassy Diva.  Each week we have a different theme and it is so fun to come up with these creations.   Each day this week the designers will be sharing their take on How I spent my Summer Vacation.   Since my youngest daughter was due with her second child the end of July we had to stay close to home.  We did a lot of day trips and trips to see the new grandbaby.  This is actually right before grandbaby #3 arrived in July.  We live in California and there is a mission close to my my daughter's house.  We went there one day to look at all the animals and see the exhibits.  Then we went to the local Danish town to eat at our favorite restaurant.  My oldest granddaughter had a blast pretending like she was fixing her coffee with sugar and stirring it.  
Here is the completed two page layout.
First I  placed my pictures on my background paper which is Roman Numerals.  
I decided to add some cuts from Heritage.  I cut the windmill and shadow at 8".
The wagon and shadow at 4 ".  
Then the title was cut using Plantin Schoolbook at 2 " and the shadow.  
I then embossed the letters and part of the wagon and windmill with the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder to give it the wood look.  
I also cut out the banner at 2 " to write the name of the mission and the date.  I then chalked the edges to make it look old.   The wagon was all cut out of cardstock  and then I made the top yellow and wheel black with chalk.  
For the other page I chalked the top of the wheel and also cut out and chalked the parchment cut at 3 " to add journaling.  
Thanks for looking!  Please come on over to Sweet Sassy Diva and check out all the other great vacation projects.  


  1. OMGosh Suzanne, I just adore this lo!!! I love the paper you used as your background, fits so perfectly!! I love the wagon and the windmill, it works so well with your title-and I just love how you did your title!!! Love the banners and the pics are just to adorable, especially the one where Katie is putting sugar in the coffe, toooooo cute!!!!

  2. What a fun trip! The pictures are just wonderful! Love your layout!

  3. Great layout Suzanne, I love the title. Solvang is one of our favorite places to visit. Katie looks like she had alot of fun.