Thursday, July 2, 2015

From Cactus to Coast

Hi all and welcome.  Today is the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey where the theme is
Destinations.  This is the perfect time of year for this challenge as many of us are traveling to a special destination or have already arrived and enjoying a change of scenery.  If not already there, I'm sure plans are in the works.
As for Mac and I - we are on our annual RV trip and so far have traveled more than 3000 miles.  We still have many more miles to add to the odometer and looking forward to seeing what's around the next bend in the road.   
I'm sharing a page I made for my "Summer 2015" Scrapbook.  Fortunately, I am able to take some of my paper crafting materials and tools with me and usually have a completed scrapbook by the time we return home.  This page depicts the first leg of our journey where we started from our home in Arizona, where we have giant cactus, to our arrival in Bar Harbor, Maine where it's all about the coast and the beauty found here.

 This fabulous stamp from Stampendous with the vintage trailer and car was a gift - I thought it perfect for this page.  I like to add items to my scrapbooks that are not photos but still tell the story of the trip or event.  Other fun items are maps, broachers and tickets from special events.  Using my Chameleon Pens I  colored only the states that we traveled through on this trip. I cut out the image and then backed it with black cardstock, then popped it all up on pop dots. I colored the cactus & added it near Arizona and then the seahorse, shell and ships wheel near Maine.  As you can see - I also used lots of Tim's goodies here including his Blueprint Compass Die and Stamp Set, his Adventure Words the clip & Journey tag.  When I got to this point I thought it still needed a little somethin' so added   stenciling using Tim's Clock Layering Stencil.   I don't have a full tutorial but have snapped a few pictures along the way.  Hope you enjoy -

Enjoy the Journey-


  1. I envy you with your wonderful cross country trip Sandy! What wonderful sights you must be seeing along the way and what a great keepsake scrapbook you are creating - love this image - perfect to depict your lovely vacation! can't wait to see photos!!! Julia xx

  2. Love how you've documented the start of your road trip with this fabulous page Sandy! Layering up the compass that way and adding the cactus and coast elements is such fun. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Jenny x

  3. S@ndy, I just love the scene you created and what a great stamp of the vintage trailer (reminds me of the lovely Eileen Hull on her Paper Trail in her vintage camper!). I love how you used items rather than pictures to depict where you have visited, the cactus is amazing. I hope you enjoy the rest of your wonderful journey - especially Canada! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. what a great piece , love the torn and tattered edges x

  5. Love this, Sandy - so much fun, and great colouring on the images. The handwritten words sum up the whole thing perfectly. Hope you're enjoying your fabulous road trip.
    Alison xx

  6. Sandy, I love your fun card! The map and little camper images are fantastic and so perfect for US travel!

  7. Hi There S@ndy! This is a wonderful page for your 2015 travel scrapbook!! I envy you on your RV road trip--that's the way to travel and you can take some of your creative goodies with you--you can't do that in a tent!! :) :) Just a fun and playful creation for this month's AVJ Destinations challenge!! Stay Safe out there on the road!! XOXO-Shari


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