I've completed a few layouts with photos from our May Texas Road Trip. Robbie and I both agree that this was one of our best vacations ever. I'm having fun re-living it as I scrap the photos.
This first layout shows us at Padre Island National Seashore. I actually created the background "paper" out of six photos that Robbie took with his film camera. They were a little more washed out than the digital photos, so I created the background then added little seashells for embellishments. In the BPS Dimensional Details workshop, there was a thread on the message board about what types of embellishments to use on beach pages and that's what inspired me to complete this layout. I had the cute little flip flop buttons in my stash and was excited to find a ribbon (in my recently organized drawers!) that had both orange and yellow and looked like twine - perfect for a beach layout.
This next layout uses some great new Bo Bunny papers that Robbie had picked out for me before our trip. I thought they went well with this photo of us at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. It's one of those photos they take while you are strolling around and then they give you a number and when you go to look at your photo it is so nice that you just HAVE to buy it. :>) I picked up the patch while we were there with the idea that I would use it on a layout.
This last layout shows us on the Discovery Tour at the Natural Bridge Caverns. This was not a planned stop on our trip; we just noticed the signs pointing the way while we were driving to Stonewall. It was definitely worth the side trip to see the caverns. I used a sketch I found at this website for this layout and also included our ticket stubs for the tour as embellishments.