I started by cutting 1/2" off of the top and right side. I wanted to keep the butte as part of the page as it reminds me of that area of Nebraska.
I only had a scrap of the blue paper under the photos so I did some creative cutting to get it on each page. I'm not sure where the journaling spot came from. It is a print and cut file but my Silhouette was acting up and I cut them out by hand.
I used a scrap of blue from the Luxury stack to put behind each of the View Masters then inked them with Vintage Photo. I also punched my birdies this time. I just didn't have ones I liked to go with the colors on this page. They are all punched from papers in my scrap pile.
I added a few branches with the birds and some embroidery yarn on my layout. I also added a chip board piece that came in a kit from Scrapbook Heaven. I think I will probably add this to the guy's layouts also, but I will need to cut one out so I'll be making that file. It's good practice for my temperamental Silhouette.
When I was growing up on the farm in Nebraska on our trips to town we would sometimes drive by Chimney Rock. It really depended on whether we were also going to Grandma's and the weather and road conditions.
Thanks for stopping by.
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - October:
7 - 12x12 layouts
3 - 8 1/2 x 11 layout
Paper: DCWV Photo Reel Stack III; Added to Kit: DCWV: Purple Card stock, The Timeless Texture Stack (Blue), Luxury Stack - pink and blue backing for the View Master; Unknown scraps: Vellum, Kraft and white cardstock
Punch: Stampin' Up Bird Builder Punch; Martha Stewart - Branch;
Ink: Vintage Photo
Alphabet Stickers: Pink Paislee Whimsies - Chocolate (on my guys layouts); Piggy Tales - Georgie Porgie Collection (on my layout)
Silhouette file - View Master
Labels: Free print and cut from Happy-ness blog
Misc.: Adhesive, journaling spot, embroidery floss