I have finally started on scrapping the Alaska portion of our trip that started a year ago July.
DISTANT SHORES – July 6, 2010 – Top of the World Highway, Alaska
JOURNALING: We had no idea that our trip to Alaska would grow to be over 5 months long. We stayed so long that the snow forced us to take the ferry out instead of driving. July 6 to December 3, 2010
PHOTOGRAPHS: Matt & Angela Shetzer of Shetzers Photography Workshops and Tours
SUPPLIES USED: PageMaps March, 2011 sketch; DCWV Natural cardstock; Array parchment cardstock; Gartner Airplane Voyage patterned paper; BasicGrey Manila Brief patterned paper; Kraft cardstock; Judikens Treasure cube rubber stamp; Stampin Up Sanded rubber stamp; Cricut Expression w/ 50 State cartridge; SCAL software; Britannic Bold & CK Letter Home fonts; Pennant and tag svg; Doodlebug Design Paper Frills in tangerine; Bazzill Just the Edge in Rio; American Crafts Precision Pen; Stampabilities Brown and Black ink; Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen and Spiced Marmalade; Floss; Twine; Buttons; Alpha beads
TECHNIQUE NOTES: In this layout, I really wanted to create a feeling that showed how long we explored, but really how little of the great state of Alaska that we actually saw. I used the Cricut 50 states cartridge to cut out the shape of Alaska and then using Google Maps, I placed alphabet beads to coordinate with everywhere that we spent at least one night. I used the same alphabet beads to create a legend that gave all the important details of location name and dates.
When you are on vacation, don’t forget to take photos of those road side signs. What an easy way to make your photos do your journaling for you.