Thursday, March 29, 2012

THE ALASKA PROJECT ...pages and pockets

Oh happy day ~ it's time to share more pages from my Alaska Project.   I'm totally re-energized about scrapbooking again ~ so I hope you're enjoying my pages.  As you can tell, I've scaled back from doing design team work {on purpose} & doing more project "just because".   I wanted to get back to the things that really bring me joy in crafting & scrapbooking is one of those things.

So on with my pages today... first up is a 12x12 layout I made using a photo my son collected while we were in the open market in Anchorage.  Matt and Tim watch this show every now and then, so Matt was super excited when he had the chance to meet one of the cast members and have a photo taken with them.  Then they gave him this 8x10 promo photo ~ so we added it to our memorabilia file to include in the album.  As I've done with all my pages, I used the Unity Stamps map background image and stamped it tone-on-tone in the background.  Then I used alphabet & border stickers from Simple Stories Destination kit for the embellishments.

Next up are some pages where I've included several different mini pockets within my layouts.  They contain maps & brochures that we collected along our trip.   These page protectors from We-R-Memory Keepers come in different size layouts & make fast-scraping a snap! 

While we were in the little town of Talkeetna, we visited the Sun Dog Kennels & went for a ride on the summer dog sleds.  Iditarod musher, Gerald Sousa owns the kennel and was our guide for the day.  After our ride, he have a great talk about the race and showed us the route on a giant map he had painted on the floor of the cabin.  It was awesome!  FYI ~ the 2012 Iditarod just finished and we tracked Gerald's progress & he came in 20th out of the 53 mushers who finished. 

The page protector layout that I used for this page has a 12x6 pocket along the right side.  I made the photo on the bottom a pocket so I could include the brochure we collected.

Here's the pocket for the brochure.  I wanted to make it a pocket because there was information on both sides of the brochure.

Also in Talkeetna, we stayed at this GORGEOUS lodge that had wonderful walking trails and beautiful views of Mt. McKinley {on a clear day}. For this page, I made a pocket that included a map of the grounds.  I also used a few pre-made journaling/title card that came in the Simple Stories kit.

The pocket for this page was just made from a scrap of pattern paper that I attached to one of the pre-made photo mats. I used tone-on-tone stamping and some additional coordinating stamps to finish off the pocket.

My final page for today is from out visit to the Mt. Alyeska Ski Resort.  This resort also had wonderful hiking trails and a tram to the top of the mountain.  I wanted to include the map in our album, so I used one of the pre-made journaling cards and photo mats to make the pocket.    On this page, I also included some of the photo transparencies and some stickers on some of the other photos on this page to tie it all together.

I journaled on the pocket with alphabet letters from Hero Arts ~ one of my MUST HAVE tools for scrapbooking {I think I use them on just about every page I make}.

Hope you enjoyed this installment of my Alaska Project.  You can see all of my other posts HERE.


Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Wow Kendra these are spectacular!!!
I've always wanted to go to Alaska, looks like you captured it all. I admire you for taking on such a challenge, but a fun one I'm sure. I just haven't scrapbooked in years, I really need to!
Puppy Hugs,

Angela said...

I am still enjoying your Alaska photos!! Thanks for more ideas! :)

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