I wasn't able to take my "good" camera on the hill with me (please cut me some slack...a 20 month old on skis and a 34 week pregnant belly was enough baggage for one morning... ;) ...so the ol' iPhone was our weapon of choice. A little photo enhancement made these two photos "scrappable" (because this memory was intended to be scrapped no matter the quality of the photos) and when I saw the Authentique January layout sketch, I knew exactly which paper to grab! Journey's fantastic cool colours are the perfect combination for my Ski Bum layout without screaming, "I'm a winter themed scrapbooking collection!"
I was SOOOOOO lucky to have been spoiled rotten at the www.scrapbooksteals.com scrapbooking retreat in October and couldn't have been more fortunate to be whisked away one evening for a visit to the Authentique warehouse. Sam, Bret and Melodee (the whisk-er away-er) were so generous taking the time to show us around, answer our questions and even pick our brains that night...and to top it off, sent us home with some AMAZING Authentique to try out ourselves!
So that's how I ended up with this fantastic collection!
For starters...here is the January sketch layout on the Authentique blog...
And here is my take...
From the Journey collection, I used "Jaunt," "Explore,", "Voyage," "Itinerary" and the date tag from "Tabloids." AC minimarks for the date, AC Thickers for the title, MME True Blue bling on the date tag and journaling tag. Some unidentified ribbon and starburst bling (both from the dollar store) and "Forever in Time" deco border under the dollar store ribbon. The teal blue trim came out of my stash...and also didn't have packaging...so I love it, but I don't have any idea where it's from (hangs head in shame). To bring down the brightness of the white journaling tag (plain white cardstock), I sprayed "Tattered Angels" Glimmer mist in Sand and inked all the papers in Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink (dark brown). I also used Sew Easy glitter floss to "stitch" the thickers and stitch the top brackets (just arrived in the mail yesterday)!!!