Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our Travels - Paper Poppy Kit Co. July Sketch and Circle Challenge

It's been a long week, extremely hot and to top it off, yesterday morning at 5:04 am I was awoken to a rumbling, which ended up being a 3.6 earthquake that hit the Maryland area.  The epicenter of the quake was approximately 5 miles from my home.  Never thought in a million years that an earthquake would hit Maryland.
Last night I put aside everything that needed to be done and focused on a layout.
This picture was taken back in 2002 in Gettysburg, PA.  We had taken a family outing along with my girlfirend and her family.  We took a guided tour of the battlefields in this old vehicle.  The kids thought it was the neatest thing!  I used my July Paper Poppy Kit, A Ticket To Ride, and these wonderful papers and chipboard shapes from the Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride collection.  
I based my layout on the July sketch layout at Paper Poppy Kit Co., along with their current challenge which is to use circles on your layout along with at least two items from their July kit.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

25 comments:

Leah said...

Hiya Debbie!
Man, oh man! I am loving this page! I adore all the accents on it and the photo I think is really cool...I had to look at the date again b/c it really could be mistaken for a much older photo (guess its the scenery and that vehicle!)
What a great page and neat page kit!
I don't know much about the east coast, being a Cali girl myself..but earthquakes, that I know! Its pretty scary but I don't imagine anymore so then tornado's and the like...none of that "mother nature" crap is very fun! LOL!
Have a good weekend!!!

Dawn said...

Great layout and I have been on that trip, not with a great vehicle like that.
I didn't know you were in Maryland.Near My old stomping grounds, I got married in Maryland and my adult children are in DE.

Julia said...

Wow what a fantastic photo. The papers and the embellishments are just perfect to create this FAB page!

BabyBokChoy said...

This is a great take on the sketch, I love this line by Cosmo.
As for misting :) I have a laminator. I send the warped misted page through, it's like ironing it :)

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, Debbie! So happy to see that you're all okay. Earthquake sounds very scary to me.

As for the lo, it's fab!
I love your take on the sketch and you used the kit so well!

Take good care and have a lovely and peaceful weekend.

Luz Maria Bruna said...

What a cool and fun LO,lots of things to see!!!

li-bee-ti said...

I just saw that you've won that great giveaway at Liz Qualman's blog! here.

Woot woot! Congrats!

lisa said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Love that LO. Really cute. Glad you survived that earthquake. An interesting start to the weekend : ) xx

Cindy Gay said...

Neat layout. Love the bus. Love Gettysburg!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great Layout and glad to hear you are well after the quake! Who would have thought?

Tammy said...

Cute, cute, cute. I'm loving that little car and those arrows.

Aphra said...

LOVE your layout, Debbie! What you did with the twisted burlap is too cute. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Poppy!

Glad to hear the quake wasn't too bad. Never heard of one hitting Maryland. What a summer, hun?

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Debbie. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for following me. I love new friends and please feel free to visit as often as you like and make yourself welcome to anything I have you'd like to share!

I love your blog and I've browsed several pages and admired some of your wonderful layouts!!! I really had a hard time find you because your blog isn't listed on the member profile, but I'm always determined to find new friends to welcome them personally!

Gotta run now, got a lot of catching up to do as I'd been awol for a bit earlier, but I'm following you too and will be back -- so...

I'll be seeing you!

Samantha said...

How scary to have an earthquake that nearby!!!

I absolutely love your layout! All those little details are just so gorgeous :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

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http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/2010/07/wow-while-on-vacation-i-received-2-blog.html

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful work!!!!!! Love that kit... and so perfect for your photos. Happy Sunday!

Kim said...

I love it!!!! Your papers are are just perfect for your pictures... That paper line is fabulous!!!! GReat job!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

scrappinlil said...

I love it...I love the way you laid everything out and the paper and embellies are perfect...TFS

Pat said...

Love those papers!! Cool page!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Wow...an earthquake in that part of the country is very unusual. I used to live in Calif. and we had them all the time. Love your beautiful layout. The detail is awesome.
-Angi-

li-bee-ti said...

Debbie, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!
I'd be happy to explain the candle technique, it's really very easy and the effect is beautiful. Please feel free to mail me, my addi is on the sidebar of my blog.
Hugs!

Rainbow said...

I love this page Debbie!! Love the pic and the papers you have used are just perfect!! your pages are always so cute and colorful!! I love it!

Fern said...

WOW Debbie, an earthquake!! So glad your okay!! And this layout!! It's sooo cute! Love the paper and the embellies... And what a great photo of a fantastic "ride"!! Love it... Debbie I have something for you over on my blog when you get time to visit!!! Have a wonderful evening... Hugs!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Love the arrows and road--great with the travel theme! Wow! I've never thought of Maryland as a place that would have an earthquake! Love the background on your blog!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Hey, Debbie, well I don't quite see how you steeled your nerves after that earthquake episode but looks like you sure did! This layout is just adorable .. such cute, cute papers and embellies that are just perfect for your photo! Love the cloud trying to cover the sun. Just a really fun page. So hope things have settled down for you and that this week is going a little better. We are hot hot hot here and the AC went out at work . jollies! But I think it was fixed late yesterday. Have a great Wednesday!