When one of my buddies paid a visit this month, we spent a couple days hitting the local attractions. I took so many pictures and collected so many trinkets from the museums we went to that I inspired to make this two-page spread.
The left page focuses on our first stop: the local science museum. A traveling exhibit on Sherlock Holmes was in town, and we managed to hit it on the very last day. The lines were super, super long. In fact, there was a two-hour wait to get in! But it was so worth it. We learned all about the science of solving crimes and also got to see some real life props from the Sherlock Holmes' inspired movies and television shows. So cool!
Rather than spending a lot of time resizing pictures to work on this page, I instead opted to just print a bunch out as 4x6 pictures and then cut them down with my paper trimmer.
To give the page a little extra personality, I cut some strips of Daily Grind paper and added them right to some of the pictures. I also plopped a few stickers right on top of the Pocket Pages.
I customized this card (cut from a piece of Daily Grind paper) by adding some stickers, paper strips and a brad to it.
And I tucked my ticket and a few receipts from the day into this pocket here.
I used the right page of my layout to focus on the next day's activity: a trip to the local forestry center. I've lived near this museum much of my life, but I had never paid a visit to it. My friend had never been there either so it made for a fun afternoon!
One of the things I really love that comes in the Daily Grind 12x12 Collection Kit is the photo overlays. I didn't have any pictures to use them on for these pages, but I knew I wanted to use a couple of them in some way. So I created the title card (of sorts) for my page here with one of them (and some patterned paper and an assortment of Daily Grind embellishments).
I also cut down one of the overlays to fit in this pocket here. By the way, that's a die-cut (from the Ephemera pack from Daily Grind collection) that I typed on and then mounted right onto the overlay.
After I was all done putting together these pages, I realized I still had a few postcards, pamplets and trinkets from the two adventures. So what what did I do? I added them to my spread.
I simply tucked the postcards and a couple pieces of paper into a 6x8 SN@P! page and then used my hole punch to punch holes into the pamphlets and add them to the binder.
You'd think I planned it that way. Nope. It was just a happy accident.
I'm using a 12x12 SN@P! Faux Leather Album in red to put my 2014 Life Documented pages in. I love that is holds so many pages and that the binder mechanism allows me to mix and match different pages styles and page sizes.
I used SN@P! Pocket Pages Design 6 (3x4, 4x6) and Design 1o (3x4, 4x4) for my pages today. I also used a Pocket Page from the 6x8 Variety Pack. Again, I love the variety of page styles and sizes Simple Stories offers!
The Daily Grind products I used to make my pages were:
- 12x12 Collection Kit
- Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
- Expression Cardstock Stickers
- 6x6 Paper Pad
- Chipboard Stickers
- SN@P! Cards
Thanks for tuning in today. I hope you are off to a great weekend! I look forward to being back again soon!