I thought I would pop in today with the 8th layout I did with the May Daylight kit from Scraptastic. I have almost killed the kit I think LOL. I will get one more layout in for sure, with scraps and bits of die cuts, but that is probably it. But I really, really (did I say really?) enjoyed my first kit and am so happy I subscribed. I am certainly scrapping more and spending less time choosing product.
So now... this layout gave me trouble. I love the end result but it is nowhere close to the idea I had in my head when I started. It all started with a layout my friend Roni did (Ronisuescrapper on You Tube - check her out, she does great layouts). It was a grid type layout and I really find that I am loving them lately. It seemed perfect timing to also do a grid type layout since I was starting to get into the scraps with my kit. So I cut a few 3 X 4 cards out of the scraps with the intention of making 6 mini layouts on a cardstock background. But then I got side-tracked by one of Nicole Jones layouts where she cuts up scraps and glues them to the page to create a background .... so, well here is the background piece I made :
So, on to why I call this "Travel with a Twist" ...
The story behind this page: My l'il sister and best BIL love travelling as much as I do and three years before I embarked on my one-year backpacking trip to Europe, they went on a 15 month sailing trip! They took a sabbatical, sold the house and off they went. They bought a small (really small for that kind of trip) sailboat - a 26 ft Tanzer (BTW, my BIL is 6 foot 5 LOL) and left from Valleyfield here in Quebec, did the intercoastal for part of the way through the States - went to Florida and then crossed to the Bahamas where they spent their 40th birthdays (that was in 2002). In 2012, when they were turning 50, I asked them what kind of party they wanted. They asked for a virtual return trip to the Bahamas. So that is what we did - a full menu of Bahamian food (sweet potato salad, pigeon peas and rice, particular Caribbean coleslaw, tomato dip, Bahama Mamas of course), I decorated the house in Bahamian colours of turquoise and yellow, we had to wear those colours as well, played Bahamian music, I made little party favours .... the whole nine yards!! We had a wonderul day and they were so happy. Part of their present included a scrapbook layout of photos from when they were in the Bahamas.
Oh my, I do go on, and on, and on. If you are still reading, my gosh thanks so much!! I will be back during the week, with my last layout and a sort of kill the kit blog post. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and a great start to the week. I must just take a minute to thank you all for the sweet comments. You Tube, our Facebook groups and this blogging world are just amazing - well actually I think it is the Scrapbooking community that is just amazing. I have made so many lovely friends here - thank-you so so much.