Archive for the ‘Europe Feb 2009’ Category


Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I took a picture of my food in Austria because it was a Bavarian specialty, but my sister-in-law got a little mad when I called it “German Macaroni and Cheese.” =P

Details: I don’t remember the brand for the background paper. Cream/brown patterned paper is from the SEI Alpine Frost paper stack. Orange scalloped border is by Crate Paper (Lemon Grass collection). Scalloped journaling circle is by Jenni Bowlin. Glitter rubon of sticks/leaves is by Colorbok (my Wild Life). “Kasespatzle” was written with Prima flocked alphas.
Design inspiration: Paperclipping featured on Ali Edwards’ blog

Beautiful Views

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

A pretty simple layout of the views we saw on the mountain in Austria. I really wanted the focus to be the photos. But I swear this layout has more tecture in person with the shiny and fuzzy papers I used.

Details: Silver paper is Bazill Bling. White paper is doodlebug design – lily white chenille cardstock. Ski chair is by Jolee’s Boutique. Black glitter lettering is by Making Memories. “Beautiful” was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.

The Gondola

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

These pictures are of my family on the gondola that we took up the ski mountain each day. I also included one of our ski passes. Sadly, my dad has his eyes closed, but sometimes you just have to use what photos you took. =P

Details: I forget the origin of the snow words paper. The ski embellishments are by Jolee’s boutique. “The Gondola” was cut using the Stamped Cricut cartridge.


Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Here are pictures of our famiy at lunch after we checked into our rental apartment.

Details: Striped paper is by Heidi Grace. Ribbon is also by Heidi Grace. “Family” was written with K&Company recycled chipboard letters.


Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Here is the apartment building we stayed in during our Austria ski vacation.  It had ski in/ski out access.  Perfect!  The top is a view of the bunny slope in front.

Details:  Grey patterned papers are by American Crafts.  Ribbon from Michael’s.  “Belledonne” was written with Making Memories glitter alpha stickers.

A Snowy Drive Home

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

As thejournalig says, we woke up to a heavy snow and quickly packed a started on our way home.  We were worried about the conditions on the roads driving through the mountains.  My dad had to drive quite slowly to get down to the town of Soelden, but then we were fine from there.

Details: Tree and scalloped accents are from a die cut set by My Mind’s Eye.  “home” was written with Making Memories glitter alph stickers.  “Drive” was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge (Italic Monoline feature).
Layout design inspiration:  Paperclipping Video

Enjoy the view

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

On our drive down to Austria, we stopped at this viewpoint to see Germany’s largest Alp.

Details:  Upper studded swirl is by Imaginisce.  Lower swirl is by My Mind’s Eye.  Scalloped edge was made with the Fiskars Threading Water punch.  “Enjoy” was cut using the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge.  “the VIEW” was written with Making Memories glitter alphas.


Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The first of our Austria layouts!  These are pictures that Warren took as we drove down from my brother’s place.  The journaling just explains a little bit about our travels.  I wanted to play around with larger photos, so I printed out the tree photo as an 8×12 at Costco.

Details:  Swirl overlay is from My Mind’s Eye.  Car embellishment is by EK Success Getaways.  “Austria” was written with Thickers Cream Soda foam alphas.

When in Paris…

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The last Paris layout!  Just some favorite photos from walking around the city and momentos from metro travel and a restaurant we visited.

Details: Patterned papers are all Making Memories.  Journaling block and leaves were cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.  “When in Paris…” was cut using Lyrical Letters (Loop de loo feature).  Thank you Jennifer for the title help!  😉

A 3 Person Elevator

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

This elevator is located by Warren’s Tante Rita’s apartment.  It’s  considered a “3” person elevator.  Yeah right!  After Warren and Rita squeezed in, I decided to take the stairs.  =)

Details:  Patterned papers are by Making Memories Passport line. “a” is a K&Company recycled chipboard letter.  “3” was cut using the Stamped Cricut cartridge.  “Person elevator” was cut using Lyrical Letters (Connected feature).