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Monday, April 15, 2013

PGCB - Travel

Another Monday has arrived and with that a Paper Girls Challenge project!  
Judy challenged us all to create something with a Travel theme. I love this theme!
I absolutely love travelling somewhere new and trying to see and learn and do as much as I possibly can in the time that we're there!
In February of this year my husband and I decided to go on vacation for a few days to Las Vegas.
We had an amazing time and we visited so many places!
I wanted to scrap all our memories, but I'm finding nowadays I have alot less time to scrap and therefore layouts are few and far between these days. This vacation was only 4 days long so really a full vacation album is too much, but there's so many things for only do 1 or 2 layouts.
Enter SMASH Book!
I have been wanting to try a SMASH Book since they were released a couple of years ago, but have never taken the plunge. For Christmas my sister was awesome and sent me a gift certificate to a big craft store, so I thought now is the perfect time to try something new that I have always wanted to!
Here is what I've put together so far:

1st Page/Cover Page
 
The Travel Page for The Paper Girls Challenge


Close up of Left Side

Close up of Right Side
 I have had those green Thickers now for nearly 2 years and I finally found a way to use them!! LOL
I have to say as a first time "Smasher" I think I am hooked already. I loved how fast the pages come together and really do just randomly smash things in.
I can't wait to work on the rest of it!

Now make sure to go visit our site to see all the Travel projects our team created!!

Supplies Used
 Book:Simple Orange SMASH Folio by K & Company
SMASH Accessories:
Calendar SMASH Pockets, Like This SMASH Tape, SMASH Simple Sticky Notes, Black SMASH Stick
Washi Tape:
Boston Green Monter, Seattle Rain, Big Apple Baby by Downtown Tape
Indie Chic "Hanging Out" by My Mind's Eye
Stamps:
bon voyage by Lawn Fawn
Amy Tangerine, Ready Set Go "Hey There" by American CraftsAmy Tangerine, Ready Set Go "Today" Roller Date Stamp by American Crafts
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko
Alphas:
Sunny "Salmon", Umbrella (I think) by American Crafts
Tiny Type "Blue" by Cosmo Cricket


Saturday, April 13, 2013

A New Family Adventure!

Usually I am all about the crafty post, but tonight I thought I would blog about something new and exciting that's going on in our family.
As most of our nearest and dearest know, at the beginning of last summer my husband, my sister in law and I pooled our resources and purchased our very own cottage by the lake. It's not just any lake either, it's the lake that both Dan and Josee have grown up on over the last thirty one years!
(For myself, this summer will be my eigth summer there)
To say that it means the world to us now that we are able to show Oliver where his Dadda and Auntie spent their summers is an understatement for sure.


We were also blessed with a piece of land that had an extra cottage built on it which has given us the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the previous owners and use it as a summer rental.

So after a couple weeks of work and tweaking I am pleased to present The Gunville's Cottage Blog!
Here, I hope to update all summer about the goings on locally as well as post our rental calendar etc.
There's photos, a video, local attractions, just come on by for a visit!