so does anyone remember that RAK i did about 3 and a half months ago ... guessing how many threads where in my jar? and then i announced the big winnner ... brenda ... and she was going to send me some photos to scrap a layout for her. i think she may have been ready to give up on me ... but i also know that she was so patient and understanding when this seemed to take me forever to get around too!
so we actually went back and forth for a while. she was debating what pics to send me ... and we were both busy at the time. then she sent me some adorable pics of her daughter ... sitting in front of these flower beds and smelling the flowers. but after a few weeks of looking at them ... i just didn't know what to do with them. a lot of colors going on ... and i didn't know where to start. brenda was so sweet about it ... and admited that she didn't know what to do with them either .... which is why she had sent them to me. lol! so we went back and forth some more ... and settled on these photos of their camping trip that she had posted on her blog. i was in the mood for vacation pics .... and lots of them!
even these pics i debated about ... i was going to make a collage with the photos. but finally decided to just have them all printed ... and then i trimmed them up and matted them on white cardstock to make my own photo strips. both the photo strips are pop-dotted on the pages ... such a simple way to add a ton of dimension. i also decided on an envelope from the april KOTM ... so that brenda can add extra journaling or extra photos ... easy to tuck them inside.
i also cut a strip off of a file folder in the KOTM kit ... so that i could add the same colors on the envelope to the second page. i used papers and embellishments from the passport collection from making memories for the rest of the layout. and i wanted to add some journaling strips ... so that she didn't have to do that herself when i send it to her. so i went back to her blog post about that weekend ... and rewrote some of the highlights for the journaling. hope i got it all right!
hope you like it brenda! and my sincere appologies for taking almost 4 months to do this. lol! although it could be good for you ... because i'm tossing some extra goodies in your box when i mail this off to you in the next few days! hope it makes up for it!