Tuesday, August 2, 2011

So much fun.......and a post about The Perfect Day

Of course it wasn't completely perfect....the temps were out of this world! But somehow, you don't see the sweat or the heat in the photos. AGAIN, I am sorry you guys where it's cold. You will make me green with envy in late January when I am scrapping mitten photos.

So, I decided to play along with two challenges tonight. Just for fun. And, well, I have photos to scrap! Which is always my first goal...what is not scrapped gets done!

The first I spotted on Helen's blog and she is discussing Nadia's challenge blog Once Upon a....Sketch. The basics (without reposting all the critera here) is to describe (can have been in the past) a perfect day with journalling.....And then, there is another challenage at Show Us Your Stuff that includes a LIST of items to use! That was bit harder as I don't normally try so hard with embelishments.

1. Paint-I used clear glimmermist and also some splatter in turquoise. I love the clear glimmermist I sprayed on it! It looks dreamy.

2. Include the color red-see the little red doily?

3. Handmade flower-purple one I made, like it?

4. Include some fussy cutting-I printed out the sigh from the Phoenix Rollercoster and then cut it out by hand.

5. Use a decorative strip! Looped this under my Phoenix photo!

My background paper is printed out from a photo I took while in the chair lift. That is when we realized that there were multiple roller coasters in this park and hubby yelled up from behind me and told me we were going. So, I got to worry about falling out of the chair lift, the daughter falling out of the chair lift and then going on roller coasters. Meanwhile the daughter kept saying RELAX MOM. She wouldn't sit next to me on the first roller coaster, said I worry too much. Although THE MAN and I got off the first one and decided we were much too old to go on another one and then of course we're in line for the second one!

And, here is my journalling. There will be another page from this event. I have a ton of photos. It was fun hanging out with some work peeps too while we were at it!


  1. I love that you scrapped the entire thing on the enlarged photo for the background. Incredible design and GREAT story! I love it!

  2. Oh beautiful! I love the background!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  3. Sounds like a perfect day to me! I Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the background and the jorunaling! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Wow!!! What a special layout! I love the background! What a clever idea!!!Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

  5. such an awesome take on the sketch! beautifully done!
    Thank you for playing along! ~Gerry ~

  6. Fabulous take on the sketch and wonderful fun page. Love the background pic. Great story.
    Thanks for joining in our challenge at OUAS

  7. love the background!
    So beautiful!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  8. Wow! I really like that background...so neat! Very nicely done! Tks. for playing with us at OUAS!

  9. Wonderful creation, I love how you use your photo as background paper, this make it really special, love your handmade flower, especially its in purple!

  10. Amazing layout, love the handmade flower and the use of glimmer mist.

  11. What a fun layout Mitra! Thanks for joining in at Once Upon a Sketch - your day does sound perfect indeed!! And you obviously have a large format printer, which is absolutely awesome...jealous MUCH!

  12. Hi.. this is gorgeously creative!! well done!

  13. wow I love love your layout
    Thanks for playing along over at SUYS
    hugs Marelle


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