Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Explore the Great Outdoors

Today I scrapped a #selfie from our first trip on the lake in our recently acquired kayaks.

The weekly challenge over at The Paper Girls Challenge is to create something about the Great Outdoors. The Echo Park Happy Camper collection is so perfect for this task!

I also created this layout for the Challenge YOUrself monthly challenge of using geometric shapes in your layout. I'd had the idea of a badge for a while, and I went with a simple circle as my shape. I also used a couple of papers with an arrow shape.

Here are a couple of detail shots:

I tinted the woodgrain title with some ink pads to make it show up a bit better. The badge isn't exactly as I had in mind, but I will keep practicing!


Background Paper, orange paper and multi-colored photo backing paper - Echo Park Happy Camper
Brown arrow paper - Basic Grey
Badge cut and alphas drawn by Cricut
Staples - WeRMemory Keepers
Wood title - Studio Calico

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such a fun and creative layout, Natalie! I love how you used the circle as the focal point of your page, and the photo of you is fabulous!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month! We are very happy that you did!

  2. Great layout Natalie! Love the round shape with the title work! Thanks for playing along with Challenge UORrself!

  3. What a fun layout, you have managed to use many patterns but made it work beautifully. Thank you for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself.

  4. Super layout, love that paper! and the fun details. Thanks for playing @ challengeyourself!

  5. Such a nice and playful page! Thank you for joining us at CYS! Åsa xx

  6. Love your color combo here, really works for an outdoor page.

  7. So lovely page! Thanks you playing with Challenge YOURself!

  8. A page with a very entertaining, cute your photo background, you look happy !!!
    Thank you for participation with us in Challenge YOUrself.
    Kisses, Maria Cecilia.-