St. Louis Arch

Monday, July 22, 2013

Well Good morning everyone!  I'm starting my Monday off with a new LO to share for the new Challenge blog: ScrapStuffz "Inspired by".  I am very please to be a part of this blog, I think the team is filled with creative people, and I love  being Inspired by everything around me.

We are starting things off with one challenge a month. We thought you'd like ample time to create a LO.  This month, we are inspired by this image:

I think this is a really fun way to celebrate the month of red.white and blue. Here is what I created:

These photos are from our 2008 spring break trip to St. Louis. Our older son wanted to explore and chose St.Louis.  I had originally intended to scrap them right away and make a mini book. I'm glad I didn't.  Waiting has given me a different perspective on the trip. Details have been forgotten, but that's ok. I see different details now.

I thought it would be fun to do red, white and blue for non-July 4 photos.  These were a good choice.    I liked that the washi tape reminded me of the shooting burst on the inspiration image.  The red pearls I cut apart. They go with the arch. A happy Lo for fun happy photos.

This is one of the first LO I created after my little hiatus.  Needing a staring point, I used this awesome sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  Sheesh, about time I played along over there!  

There is lot of red, white and blue this month.  I hope you will join us for some additional inspiration at ScrapStuffz "Inspired by".

CS-Pulp paper
PP-Basic Grey, Fancy Pants
Journal tag-Echo Park
Die Cuts-Basic Grey
washi tape-Darice
Alphas-Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon
Little bag-Fancy Pants
mist-Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico


  1. Wow, what a wonderful layout, I love your tones of red, white and blue and that Arch photo is simply amazing! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  2. I love your layout! I saw this at Scrapstuffz. You did an awesome job with the sketch and the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  3. Awesome job with the challenge, you rocked it! thanks for joining us at LGS!

  4. Very cool page!! I'm from brought back many memories of visiting (and driving past daily lol) The Arch. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  5. What a fantastic page! Great colors and details. Thanks for joining us at LGS.

  6. What a great colour combination with your photos. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  7. great layout, love the colour combo choice and the pretty details. Thanks for sharing with us at LGS!

  8. LOVIn your page and the color scheme!!!! sooo glad you played along with LGS!!!!

  9. awesome layout! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS! =)

  10. Stunning, great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at LGS!