Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hideaway Campground

Happy Scrappy Day! 
I thought it would be fitting to post a layout today rather than a card, in honour of this special day!

The photos on this layout are from our trip to the Canadian East coast last August. These were taken at Hideaway Campground (the title along the left side is part of a postcard we bought while there) on the Northernmost tip of Cape Breton Island. A beautiful spot, though it was very damp and foggy during our stay as luck had it. 

The boys would say the best part about this campground was the fresh cooked lobster that was always available - you can see that Doodlepants was pretty thrilled! (I would say the best part was the nice clean, hot showers!)

In between rainfalls, we bundled up and went for a couple of great hikes where I had some fun photographing interesting things in the forest, the boys found a snake and Doodlepants adopted this little snail who he called Aspy after the body of water we were camped near (Aspy Bay). 

I had a fun time with this layout using Echo Park's
"A Boy's Life" but had difficulty fitting in the journalling. I like the first shot (above) before I added the journalling, but had to find some place for it, so I journalled on a shipping tag and tucked it behind the photo. I feel like it messed up my design, but there was too much to write to leave it out.

I had Doodlepants print his own list of Top 3 faves from our trip:

I try to get the boys to add there 2 cents here and there when I can. It is fun to have their writing on these pages.

I would like to share my layout at:
Crazy for Challenges - gardening/the great outdoors - I think a camping layout fits nicely :)
Cute Card Thursday - one for the boys - I think this fits the criteria, though it isn't a card, but certainly is about boys. :)

I will be heading to DAT'S shortly to teach my class and do some SHOPPING! Did you hear - there is a BIG sale - 25% off - don't miss it!

Shanna :)

What I used:
papers: Echo Park - A Boy's Life - some of this line is still available at DAT'S
spellbinders - postage stamps


  1. Cute layout.
    I love that you encourage your family to journal on your pages :)
    Missed the sale today, I remember 10 minutes before the store was to close

  2. Loved making your layout at Dats today & I had a fabulous time. Congrats on your win at Ribbon Carousel Blog!

  3. i love everything about this... but my favorite ♥FAVORITE♥ bit is the boy's journaling, in his own handwriting, of his "top three" from the trip. totally PRICELESS, as are the photos! (who knew a snail would POSE for pictures so attentively??!) all-round awesome!


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