This weekend we surprised Austin with a trip to Canobie Lake Park in NH. I felt like scrapping but just wasn't in the mood to go back to the beginning of April, so I thought I'd do a spread just for Canobie. So, I'm skipping ahead about 7 weeks, and I'm ok with that. :)
I completed this layout using a ton of different freebies from the amazing May 2014 DigiScrap Parade. I used bits and pieces from many of the designers, so please show them all a little love and check them out if you haven't already.
Here's a closer look at the left page:
On both pages I just included many photos from the day. Austin had a wonderful time, after a bit of a rough start. We think he was just overwhelmed immediately with everything there was available because there were a bunch of tears early on for what seemed to be no reason. But after those first few rides, he started to get the hang of the whole "wait our turn" thing and was perfect for the rest of the day. He even happily and willingly waited in line 5 times, 10-15 minutes each, for his favorite ride, the Dragon Coaster.
My title card used elements from the May parade, along with a free stamped alphabet brush set from Mommyish from the February parade.
A tip when stamping/using brushes - I always add a new layer above the one I want to stamp on, so that I can resize, change opacity, and move the image as I want after I've "stamped." Otherwise, if you stamp directly on your element or photo, you need to undo it in order to make changes. It's much easier to add a blank layer and stamp on that.
Here's a look at the right page:
I took a video of Austin, Brad, and Brad's mother on the log flume ride, and snapped a series of photos while they were coming down. I didn't include all the photos here, but did add one that showed all 3 of them as they splashed down.
I also included a photo of all of us on the Log Flume ride (purchased at Canobie and then I scanned in to include in my photo book), as well as a selfie I took in front of the lake. The day was just gorgeous, so I used an overlay from Sugarplum Paperie which I rotated, and then used the blending mode "multiply" so that the text was visible without fading out my photo.
It was such an awesome day. The weather ended up being absolutely perfect - not too hot, bright and sunny and dry. The pick of the weekend, for sure. I'm so glad we made the trip and had some great memories with Austin.
Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. While I often use products created by other designers, I attribute my love of pocket style scrapbooking to Becky and Project Life, which is why I always refer to my pocket pages as Project Life. For more information, please check out Becky's website. If you're new to the blog and you'd like to scroll back
through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my
Project Life related posts here. In 2014 I switched to the digital Project Life format, which you can find products for here.