Large Animal Research Station

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LARGE ANIMAL RESEARCH STATION (LARS) – July 10, 2010 – Fairbanks, Alaska

JOURNALING: We walked around the L.A.R.S. to view all the animals

PHOTOGRAPHS: Angela Shetzer of Shetzers Photography Workshops and Tours

SUPPLIES USED: Bazzill Black cardstock, DCWV World Traveler patterned paper, Bazzill stitch templates, Stampabilities Black Ink, Fiskars Threading water border punch, American Crafts precision pen in Black, Tsukineko Goose Bumps, Sketch by Template Tuesday on, Magnets, Floss

TECHNIQUE NOTES: I think stitching is a great addition to almost any page and its well worth the increased time it takes to do the layout. For this layout, I started off with the Bazzill stitch template for the long stitched border on the right. As much as I love the designs for the Bazzill templates, I always feel that they are a bit blocky and produce an uneven stitch. To fix this, I start by punching the template onto my paper and then when all done with the template, I go back and punch a hole in the middle of two template holes. The result is a much smaller stitch and smoother lines especially on curves.

Don’t be afraid to modify your templates and add your own personal touch to your pages.

LARGE ANIMAL RESEARCH STATION (LARS) – July 10, 2010 – Fairbanks, Alaska

Here is the original sketch that this layout is based off of. Please visit for more great templates and great challenges.