Sunday, 25 October 2015

Where Next?

Have you heard of ScraptoberFest? Four scrapbook challenge blogs have teamed up to offer a four-part challenge for October. You can do them individually or combine all four to have a go at the Bonus prize.

I first saw ScraptoberFest on Scrap Our Stash, and their challenge was straightforward enough - use two different washi tapes.

Challenge YOUrself asked for a layout with YOU in the photo. At this point I was thinking that my entry would be another cruise page, but ...

My Scraps and More gave us a colour combination, and this was not going to work with the aqua, orange, cream and grey of my cruise album so far.

Finally, The Memory Nest gave us a sketch, a fairly simple sketch, so open to interpretation.

I focussed on the requirement for me to be in the photo, but I didn't really have any unscrapped that would fit both the sketch and the colour combination. However, we've been talking about our holidays (vacations) recently, and planning where we'd like to go next year and the following years and I decided to get my thoughts down on an 8x8 page.

My annual family albums and my holiday albums are all 12x12, but I sometimes make 8x8 pages which are more about thoughts and feelings, rather than the 12x12s that document our activities.

I used a photo of me in one of the photo spots on the sketch and used the other for my title.

I worked on white cardstock, matted on navy, and used several of my travel stamps to make the background. I've written the names of all the countries I've already visited around the edge of the page, and also written a little about some of the places I'd still like to visit. At the moment, I think we'll be returning to Austria next year, but after that, who knows?
Cardstock - DCWV, Moments
Paper - Pink Paislee Snow Day, Echo Park This & That 
Letters - Hobbycraft
Doily - Dovecraft
Chipboard - My Mind's Eye Market Street
Washi Tape - Tesco, Trimcraft
Ink - Docrafts, Ink It Up!
Mist - Cosmic Shimmer

Stampendous Travel Words Stamps
Papermania All Aboard Postmark Stamp
Amy Tangerine Camera Stamp


  1. Such a awesome and creative page. Love the details and stash used. Thanks for your entry in our ScraptoberFest at Scrap Our Stash!

  2. Great idea to get some planning done on a page, always good to have things to look forward to. Thanks for using the skletch from The Memory Nest.

  3. I love how you used all four challenges on your amazing page! I really like how you used the sketch, too, and your hand-written journaling. Thank you so much for joining us at Scraptober Fest and for linking your layout at Challenge YOUrself and Scrap our Stash!!

  4. Hi great use of all the challenges in one, fab layout, thank you for joining us here at SCRAP OUR STASH SCRAPTOBERFEST. x

  5. What a beautiful layout. I love how you combined all the challenges together into this one fabulous layout. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash for Scraptober Fest!

  6. Amazing page!! LOVE the background and the way you used the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with the Scraptober challenges and for linking up with The Memory Nest! Hope you will stop by and play along with our monthly challenges!!

  7. Beautiful page and great job with the washi tapes and the other ScraptoberFest challenges! Thank you so much for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

  8. Beautiful page with fun stamps and layering. Great job combining all the challenges for Scraptoberfest! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!!

  9. Awesome page and great way of using your stash! I love the fact that people still take the time out to actually journal on their pages! Thank for participating in the Scrap Our Stash Challenge!

  10. Love your layout - that background stamping is awesome!! Thanks for playing along with all of the Scraptoberfest Challenges ~ Sherri, DT The Memory Nest, Challenge YOUrself, and Scrap Our Stash!

  11. Awesome take on all four challenges. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash for Scraptoberfest.

  12. that page is such fun- all the places you have been! what a cool way to showcase it! Thanks for joining in at The Memory Nest!