I put the photos off their mats as I like the different look. It was an accident as I had everything laid out so neatly and bumped it. When I looked at it, I thought, humm - that looks more interesting. The thing I missed and can't fix is that the twine for the "island" starts in the middle of nowhere! I taped the ends of the twine to the back. The blue lacy strip is a Martha Stewart punch that does both sides all at once. I didn't cut a strip to start, I just punched and lo and behold, it left me with a nice straight edge and I didn't waste any paper! These papers are even different weights. I love those flags! and now here is another one and it uses similar colors.
This is about the wildest thing I ever put together! I picked a pretty wild paper for the back. Actually all of this stuff was from a page kit of some sort. I decided I wanted to use circles. That was the beginning of this page. To give you a little history, when we arrived at the airport, they were having a press conference for a big trade talk with another country. The mounties passed so close to me and I was just so excited to see them all dressed up! One of them is a girl!! So all of these photos were taken with my phone! The other two were from a hop on, hop off tour on the way and in Stanley Park. I cut out all those circles and put stickles around the little ones with the black borders. The ticket became my title but you couldn't really notice the letters, so I stickled them, too. The glitter around the photos was a real accident! I got interrupted and put the tape runner on the wrong side of the paper! So I dumped it in glitter!! I really liked the page and then I got a new Tim Holtz stamp set in the mail and knew I had to add the plane!!
I love that plane! You will be seeing it alot if I can figure out how to incorporate it! Hope you enjoy these pages. They were both a lot of fun to make. I probably won't be doing such a wild page any time soon, but it went together so quickly and all of the embellishments were from the kit. Hugs to you all!! I have a bazillion birthdays in May and only a few of the cards are made. So look for lots of cards soon. There is a pretty good mix of sexes in our family and as you know, I do like to make my cards specifically for that person. I am dying to show them to you but need to wait a bit. We also have another baby due within the next week! And now just found out we have a second great grandchild on the way!!! Busy month! Also am participating in a Tim Holtz ticket exchange on one of my groups - All Things Tim Holtz! Love to see you there also!! Hugs again, Barb F