• Elizabeth Garcia

Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico

Hi all,

My goal for this blog has been to post twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays.  On Monday this week I had such an exhausting day at work that I just did not have it in me to do much of anything when I got home.  Not only that, but when I tried to sit down to do some crafting I was completely stumped!  I couldn’t put together a basic card layout.  Fortunately, I’d already done a page for this week’s Let’s Scrap sketch entry, which I share here with you today for this week, while I recuperate and get my creative juices flowing again.  The sketch from Let’s Scrap was this one.

Another great sketch to fit a lot of photos.  So it was perfect for my pictures of my trip to Puerto Rico where we celebrated Thanksgiving last year.  There’s nothing like Thanksgiving Puerto Rican style, tons of food, lots of family, and hot hot weather.

These photos were actually taken by my 10 year old daughter.  She went around with our water proof digital camera taking pictures of each member of the family, which she doesn’t get to see very often.  The papers are from Recollections Autumn Papers, a great collection that includes fun borders on the edges of each double-sided sheet as well as lots of cut-outs like the large title piece in the center of the page.

After I finished the page it looked a bit plain to me so I decided to pull some stamps from my stash, you know the kind that you forget you have, and added these corner embellishments to all four corners of the page with blue ink.  The stamp set is from Paper Wishes Medallions & Corners Stamp Set.

Since I wanted to fit as many photos as possible I used all the square parts on the sketch for photos and then found myself without a spot for journaling.  That’s when those borders from the paper collection came in really handy.  Not only did it provide a decorative border for the center of the page, but also gave me just the right amount of space to journal.  By the way, that round photo in the center is a picture of traditional yellow rice with pigeon peas cooked outside over a wood fire.  Thanks for stopping by!

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