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The Wall – Another Legoland Layout

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You’ve been very patient, and yesterday I took lots of photos of my layouts to show you over the next few days. But for today, another layout born from our visit to Legoland.

I’ve ran out of 12×12 page protectors lately, so i’ve been challenging myself to use my 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook album which I got about 18 months ago and is still looking pitifully empty. Because I started scrapbooking in the standard 12×12 form, this size come naturally to me, but I like to push myself out of the comfort zone so I’m determined not to buy any more 12×12 page protectors until my 8.5×11 album fills out a little bit more. So watch this space for more 8.5×11 pages.

This page was fun, as was the activity it documents. The great thing about using this size of paper is that you can print right onto the layout which was something different for me, so I wanted to explore this new element of creative freedom. My journaling for this layout was the exact conversation that proceeded the activity and reads as such:

Lesley: I want to go see the climbing wall
Craig: OK, No Problem, we can go SEE the climbing wall
Lesley: Wait…I want to go ON the climbing wall
Craig: The climbing wall is for kids
Lesley: LOOK! It says the max weight limit is eighteen stone. So it not JUST for kids

Two minutes later…
three big kids climbed a wall

(with varying degrees of success)

Yes, please note the last line of the journaling. It’s true, I sucked. But it definitely was fun.

Two more things to share:

I’m on cloud nine at the moment because two of my layouts have been accepted for publication, the first one will feature in Scrapbook Memories, and the other on Scrapbook News and Review. So I can please give a big THANK YOU shout out to Leslie Ashe who encouraged me to get off my butt and start submitting my work.

Secondly, … Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.

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Products used:
DCWV cardstock stack
Stickers: Basic Grey Lime Rickey element stickers, American Crafts Remarks Stickers Hannah & Henry, making memories chunky alpha, KI memories mini bubbleletters, Scenic Route Sonoma label stickers, Paper Trunk alpha, sassafras lass robotics cardstock stickers
Flower: Prima
Button: LSS
Chipboard: Bisous, scenic route
Stamp: Pink Paislee doodle circle
Brads: Dovecraft, Do Crafts
Ink: Ranger Archival ink, Alcohol ink
Other: Mini Mister by Ranger

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  • Carmen October 18, 2009, 8:09 pm

    Yay! Congratulations Lesley – I must admit I sorta thought you would already have been published LOADSA times 😀

    I love this converstional lo – it’s just like the conversation me, my sister and friend had with an elf before we saw Santa a couple of years ago. (Girlie day out – no kids) The outcome was – Santa sets NO age limits. Cue 3 giggly adults piling in to Santas grotto 😉

  • CindyS November 1, 2009, 11:21 am

    Congratulations Lesley on getting published. I have never tried it myself – probably because I am afraid of rejection. I haven’t been to Legoland in years b/c my boys think they are too big. Maybe we will have to try it again.

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