This layout shows my brother Bill buying a hand rolled cigar from a man in Honduras. Unfortunately, I didn't take a lot of pictures here - I was too busy experiencing Roatan myself. When I went to put the layout together, I found myself wishing I'd taken a picture of the cigar maker. I had an idea, and Googled "cigar maker Roatan Honduras" and up popped a picture of the man himself! You can even see the stone pillar beside him - the same one you see my brother standing next to in the other picture. Google Images is a fabulous way to flesh out your vacation photos if they are a bit thin in areas. You can generally find plenty of scenery pictures online to add to your layouts.
I stamped the top word border with the Hampton Art Border Background clear stamp set. I had to cut it apart to get it to look the way I wanted it, but that's one of the great things about clear stamps - you can do that without losing the ability to use the stamp as a whole again later. I also hand stamped the "Hand Rolled Cigars" title with Colorbox Chalk inks. The "Description of Activity" border came from the MME Life Stories collection pad - I just cut it from one of the papers and used a Fiskars border punch along the bottom edge. I printed and stamped my journalling on another tag and added some word stickers and a "Bb" flash card. The striped borders were cut from paper from... hmm.. the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love collection, and the star border is a sticker from... somewhere. I have no idea, and I can't seem to find the rest of the sheet at the moment.
- Searching for that "perfect" storage solution...
- Cruise Pictures - Shopping in Roatan
- Cruise Pictures - B is for Bill
- Cruise Pictures - Zip Line
- Stuff I never do...
- Cruise Pictures - Celebrity Century
- Cruising Along
- Happy Birthday, Courtney!
- Last post for today - Happy Birthday Brittany!
- Making your own Print and Cut Designs
- Silhouette Print and Cut Feature
- Scrap Happy - again!
- So much to catch up on!
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