Spring Break Camping | The Flamingo Chronicals: Spring Break Camping

Spring Break Camping

Howdy Fellow bloggers!
Whew,,, it is hotter than Satan's toenails outside right now!
and I imagine that is hot, not that I would know of course,,,,,,, 

HEY! Have your cast your vote for me in Glue Dot's Pinterest contest yet???
What are you waiting for??? The voting ends at noon on Wed!!
Go HERE and LIKE my Witch Hat Project. When you 
click on LIKE that is your vote. You can then re-pin if you want
to spread the love :o)

Today I have a layout from our spring break camp trip
down to Sam Houston National Forest. It was a great park, except for one
teeny, tiny, little detail. The place was crawling with poison ivy. 
And I am deathly allergic to poison ivy. 
So instead of hiking at the park, we went into 
town to shop. :o)

I have used Bazzill, Basic Grey,  and some other PP's that are so old I can not even
 tell you what they are! The journal spots are October Afternoon, the chipboard is Leaky Shed 
Studios, washi tape is recollections. 
The sayings are cut from a Bella BLVD page, and I used WOW 
embossing powders along with Tom Holtz stains on the chipboards.
Tsukineko inks, my sewing machine, Echo Park die cuts, Prima Flowers,
MME brads, and some stuff from my stash.

OK,, seriously, I used the same color cardstock for both sides, I photographed them in the same place at the same time, and the are different colors in the photo????? Don't you just love PSE some days?????
I used Spellbinders dies for the sun and for the piece on the far left of the layout, 
and a Sizzix folder to emboss. 

I have used two sketches for this layout Sketchabilities  and Stuck on U Sketches 

Here is Stuck On U Sketches
You have until Aug 2nd to join in the fun over at SUOS

And here is Sketchabilities
You have until Aug 10th I think to join in at over there.

I used the colors and prompts from CSI this week
You have until Monday the 6th to join in with us at CSI.

I am also linking up at:
Catered Crop - Washi Tape
Use Your Stuff - Zig Zags

Wow - are you still with me! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Hope you are cool where you are


  1. Great take on those sketches. Your layouts are lovely!
    Is that a little frog? My grandkids would have been so excited to find him!

  2. what awesome layouts- your really rocked the sketches!!

  3. Hi, Anita! I second that on the heat! This is killing me .. feels worse than last year for some reason ..

    Great double pager .. glad you were able to have some fun and then come home and document! Great techniques. And I will have to hop over there and like your project!

    Thanks for playing with us at SOUS!

  4. beautiful projects Anita...thanks for playing with us at SOUS :)

  5. Wow Anita!
    What GREAT projects! Oh gosh, really just love these both!
    All the little bits and pieces you've added to go with the great photos...
    I just really like this very much (plus the froggy tag next to the REAL frog!
    we don't have those when we camp!)
    Thanks as always for sharing with us!!!!

  6. Great double layout Anita, loving the stitching. Glad you were able to use our sketch for inspiration. Thanks for joining us at SOUS... Hugs xx

  7. Awesome double page layout, Anita!!! Great job with both sketches and I love all of your journaling!!! So glad you could join in on the fun over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  8. Oh wow.. how amazing is this?.. I love your layouts and I'm so glad you shared it with us girls over at SOUS.

  9. Excellent job on these layout! I know exactly what you mean about the scans being so different. They are beautiful despite any color differences!