Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Back to School

The challenge over at Can You Digi It? today is Clean and Simple, which I think for most of us scrappers is definitely challenging!  We want to add a lot of embellishments and fill in any white space.  Sometimes the pictures speak for themselves, but sometimes an explanation is necessary, and every once in awhile, a very lengthy explanation is necessary.

I had just returned from a visit to a school in Baikonur, Kazakhstan when I decided to prepare for this challenge.  I naturally wanted to use the pictures I had from the visit, but I knew that to someone reading about the experience without knowing me, they wouldn't know what it was all about without a lot of explanation.  It suddenly occurred to me to write it up in a newspaper-type design, so what you see below is the result.  I used the cute Beach Fun Paper Pack by Striped Elephants.  I chose these colors (blue and yellow) because they are the same colors as the Kazakhstan flag.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!



  1. Wow, what a wonderful scrapbook page and what awesome memories you must have from your exciting trip!!

  2. I love the layout you've used. All that writing space is great for capturing your memories.

  3. Denise, this is great. I went in the CYDI? gallery and pulled this up larger so I could read it and it is a great story to tell. The layout is wonderful - what a super job you did on this page. Makes me want to go make a page right now. Happy Thanksgiving!