Friday, February 8, 2013

Travel Guide by Stacey Michaud


Scrapping vacation photos can sometimes be tricky for me... I have a hard time connecting to sites and places.  The one thing I can do it relate to the small moments and personal stories that happen during special trips.  I used the new Far Away collection to record one of the cooler events that occurred on our recent trip to Washington, DC.  It is such a fun collection to work with...fun colors and very inspiring motifs.  It was perfect for telling my vacation story.

When we went on our trip to the capital, my son Nathan totally led the way.  He recognized sites, confirmed monuments and brought us in the right direction.  He also kept pulling out the map we had purchased from a little gift shop near the White House.  My husband and I were amazed at his knowledge.


The map papers and motifs were a fantastic compliment to the photo.  I decided to focus on the compass point because it really symbolizes the idea of him guiding us.  I love to cluster embellishments together to make more of an impact.  I layered the red die-cut button, You Are Here chipboard and Road Trip strip right next to the compass point and photo.  A strong cluster will tell the eye where to look first.  


I always feel like a page needs those last finishing touches that are bold and eye-catching.  I decided to use different fonts to create my title.  The TRAVEL word is from the chipboard package in this collection.  I planned to place the word Guide underneath and decided last minute to use the tag to ground it.  I love the touch of red.  I also used some twine from the Christmas Cottage collection to make lines from the compass to the map.  It ties those elements together.

So many design options when using the collections.  How will you chose to translate your travel stories?

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63 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic layout!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

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  2. Awesome layout Stacey! Love all the little tidbits you added to your layout!

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  3. I love to do travel pages..this would be awesome!

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  4. Beautiful layout!! Loving the new papers and supplies!!

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  5. I love this collection. What a great layout.

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  6. I love the way you clustered the embellishments, Stacey. Neat layout!

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  7. Stacey, I love your layout! The Far and Away collection is Fabulous!

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  8. I can't wait to go FAR AND AWAY with TC...this is exactly the kit I need for the cruise! Love every square inch of your l/o .TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...I can't wait to get my hands on far & away!!

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  10. I love this page. This collection is just great. I love the use of the embellishments, focusing your eye right in the center. I am still working on figuring out embellishment placement. :)

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  11. Love the LO, so cute. I tend to do more small projects and off the page items.

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  12. I am never amazed by the designs TC and her team come out with each year. Thank you Design Team for giving us the ideas to run with.Blessings,

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  13. Oh I love this page and should have that paper in my happy little hands soon!

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  14. Fabulous layout and these papers look awesome - can't wait to see them in person and get some!

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  15. Awesome layout! I LOVE this collection.

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  16. Looking forward to getting my hands on this line!!! Loving this layout. =)

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  17. I didn't think I was going to get this line as I don't have many travel photos but you convinced me that it is more versatile than just "travel" photos! Also loved your tip on clustering embellishments to give more impact. Great layout, always love your linear look you give your layouts, makes for a subtle big impact!

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  18. this is a great design especially with the twine element as well. Love it.

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  19. LOVE this line!!!!!! I would love to see more double page LO's, please

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  20. Can hardly wait to get my hands on this line and do some travel pages!!!!

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  21. I love it!!! What a great LO>.......All those lil details are wonderful. This line is a must have.

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  22. Great layout. Love the cluster of embellies.

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  23. Great layout. I love how the embellies focus attention on photo. I also love how you have used the bakers twine.

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  24. What a great layout! Thanks for sharing you story and talent :)

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  25. Love how you have used the twine to anchor the elements. You son sounds like he loved being the tour guide.

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  26. Great layout. I need to get busy and do some travel pics! Great collection.

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  27. i love travelling--and this is so fun!

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  28. That is really cute how he led the way, smart kiddo, great page.

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  29. This is so adorable!! Cherish this photo!!

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  30. I LOVE that layout!!i have this collection in my cart at 2 peas! I am so wanting to check out now but have to wait til tax return.

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  31. I just purchased the line and hope to get a travel book done for my trip to London in April. These layouts are an inspiration for me to get started!

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  32. I love the variety of projects you post here but my favorites are layouts!

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  33. Very creative use of the twine...love this layout!!

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  34. Loving this layout - pinning it to my faves!

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  35. amazing layout! love the fresh feeling of it!

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  36. Fantastic layout I am loving the new ranges

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  37. Super duper cute! I really wish I could get my hands on that collection!

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  38. I loved how you used the layered embellishments, the title on a journal tag, and the twine with the brads! A fantastic layout! I would like to see more pictures on a page. I rarely scrapbook one picture on a page. I usually have too many and don't have enough room for embellishments. I would love to see layouts with 4 or 5 pictures plus embellishments and not on a double layout...just one page and without cutting the pictures too much either.

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  39. Love the layout. I'll have to get this collection. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win. Hugs, Velma

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  40. I love to alter things so always looking for ideas and products to use. Love the layout though and can't wait to play with this great new line

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  41. I love this. Our family travels quite a bit and this could be used with any trip.

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  42. Great layout! I LOVE this collection!

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  43. Great looking page! I love the new collections!

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  44. what a wonderful collection. love what what you did on this layout.

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  45. Love the collection your layout is inspiring

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  46. Love the layout! The Far Away Collection is fantastic! Thanks

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  47. Love how you defined a strong cluster, layering is a favorite of mine but sometimes I find it hard to achieve! So that's something I'd love for you to focus on, how to cluster! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  48. We don't travel much-but this collection is versatile enough to be used for lots of other things.The way you used the twine and little brads is brilliant.I can't wait to give it a try.

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  49. This is so adorable. Love the use of the baker's twine.

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  50. I love this layout! Please keep sharing layouts and mini albums! Love your products!!! Thanks for the chance!:)

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  51. Now I just need to plan a trip to use this fabulous new collection. love your ideas.
    Thanks,
    Tracy

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  52. just loving it all... thanks for sharing your gift....

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  53. This is such an awesome layout! Love everything about it!!

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  54. Hi Stacey. Thanks so much for the layout tips. I liked it that you used red and white twine. Good job. I might also use some strings in my scrapbook for the trips I did using travel republic.

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