Monday, July 13, 2015

The Memory Nest's "MIM" #44 Fishing in Alaska with Disney!

It's already time for the 2nd Challenge of the July from The Memory Nest Blog!

I think the "Make it Monday" (MIM) Sketch #44 BELOW is just perfect for some FISHING photos from our recent Disney Cruise to Alaska!!

I sorted through my (ever growing / never ending) "Stash" of Disney papers, etc... to see what would go well with the Alaska papers I recently purchased in anticipation of our trip.   I am sooo pleased that the Capt of the little fishing boat took the photo of my Dad, Hubby and 2 sons with our cruise ship, The Disney Wonder in the background!!  The White, Blue and Yellow of the ship, along with the Red rain jackets that my guys were wearing helped to make the photos work well with the papers I selected - don't 'cha think?  Take a look at my take on the sketch:

While I LOVE the "squareness" of the sketch and I think it works GREAT for these 3 photos - I have to say, it challenged me a quite a bit.   I had all the elements on my desk for a few days, not sure about gluing it down, but as the deadline fast approached - I had to move it along!!   For those of you that know my usual "dimensional/multi-layer/" style - ( aka - "just put EVERTHING on the page" style ) - I was finding it hard to make it "work" in my mind's eye.

Finally, I added the finishing touches that made it all come together for me - the MICKEY Hand Washi Tape, the little photo of their fishing boat, in the yellow striped chipboard frame, and the little embellies underneath it. 

My youngest son Jake, caught a 23 lb King Salmon!! WOO HOO!!

They all had a GREAT time and will remember that day forever!

My oldest son Nick caught a Rock Fish ( he named him Chris Rock!) We had him shipped home too, and are looking forward to a "Fish Taco" dinner one night soon!!

I created a journaling tag, and made a pocket behind the group photo, to record memories about that day.  It is one of my favorite ways to include journaling in my layouts.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us over at The Memory Nest Blog!  This is really such a versatile layout.  Come hop on over to get all the details, check out this month's prize a $20.00 Gift Certificate, and find all about your MANY chances to WIN!!

Items used:
Scrapbook Customs - Alaska Cruise and Ketchikan Papers
Queen and Co. Magic Film - Stars
Left over pieces of 3 Disney papers with no name on them (for background squares!)
Powder Puff - Blue Moon Chalk Ink
Queen and Co Embellishment Buttons
Scrapbook Customs Self Adhesive Doo-Dads - Alaska Vintage
Tim Holtz - Tiny Attacher
Washi Tape
Queen and Co. Headliners (Title)
Queen and Co. Ice Accents/Candy Shop (Star)
Simple Stories Say Cheese2 (Chipboard Frame)

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

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