Turquoise – Layout 2

For a girl that has been to 19 countries in my life, the Studio Calico Abroad collection really hits that bone that makes me want to pack up my suitcase and go see the world. The subtle designs, muted yet fun color scheme in combination with world travel as well as U.S. travel-themed desitnations makes this collection a win-win! Now if I could just win a jackpot of some sort so that I could go pack those bags and go see another corner of the world that I haven’t yet explored!

I was toying around with the idea of scrapping photos from a wonderful weekend getawayto Croatia about 10 years ago, but kept thinking about my awesome co-worker Angie and her recent cruise in the Caribbean. (Yeah. She’s a bum, but I love her). That is one area of the world I haven’t been to yet, so I thought it would be fun to live vicariously through her and scrap a few of her favorite photos. With a little imagination I can pretend that it was me on the gorgeous white sand beaches.

It was hard to settle on exactly which photos to use so I decided to crop some of her favorites down and use several mini photos. My favorite thing to do as of recent!

I love some of the subtle patterns of this collection, and the mix of the smaller prints really added some fun to my page.

The Thickers and alpha stickers made for a perfect title combo.

Thanks Angie girl, for letting me drift away from reality for a few! Now to convince my hubby that I really do want a trip to warm sandy beaches for my exit from the “30 something”s. :)

Now lets get down to prize business! This last weekend was great seeing our Facebook Fan Page fill up with all sorts of amazing inspiration from the challenges issued for our National Scrapbook Day online crop.

The winner of Challenge #1, last weeks Mid Week Mojo sketch is JennyBean. Welcome to the fun Jenny! What a great way to kick things off. :)

Next up is the winner of our Challenge #2 – Turn Back Time. Stephanie Umpleby, you are the lucky winner here! Love a peek at your past and what a fabulous design in addition!

Congrats are in order for Kerys Sharrock, who is the random winner for Challenge #3 – Sassy Springtime. Love those flowers and adore the sweet baby photos.

Next Random.Org has shined favorably upon Mona Jarvis, the winner of Challenge #4 – Stitch it up. I adore the literal interpretation of the inspiration piece.  Makes me wanna scrap!

Lastly, how can we forget the scavenger hunt which was issued during our chat. Cristine Redmond, you are the lucky winner there! Now pass the Twizzlers please.

If you lovely ladies could please send an email to service@stealnetworkcom, letting them know which challenge you are a winner of we will be happy to send out some scrappy swag your way!

Thanks so much for some seriously amazing inspiration. Keep up the scrapping and preserving those memories.

Be sure to check in on Friday for another guest blogger! We love those days.