Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scrapping on Vacation

Have you ever brought your scrapping stuff with you on vacation?  I found myself in the middle of a 6 week contest for The Last Scrapper Standing while I was packing to leave for ALASKA!!!  Thank goodness they were giving hints for the next weeks challenge as I was I put together a little (or big) kit of sorts and packed it all away.  Of course I made it to the next round, so it was time to create.....onboard the Golden Princess while at sea, lol!!  Packing my adhesive was of course a no brainer, I took along my Helmar 450 Quick Dry, my Helmar ZapDots, Helmar Liquid ScrapDots and my Helmar Adhesive Runner..check it out:
And here is my scrapping space.....aka my mess in my room:
The people I was travelling with got a kick out of it!!!!
So being the week of the 4th of July I had to use 7 stars (and they couldnt be designs in the paper), the given sketch, red, white and blue with one of the colors as a main color. This is what I came up with using my Webster's Pages papers and embellies and some Best Creation Glitter cardstock:
And let me share with you how I did it :)
The flower:  I cut thin strips of paper and curled them with the blade on my scissors.  I put Helmar Adhesive Runner all over on the backside of the chipboard button and attached the curly strips all around.  I then added a large Helmar ZapDot to the back and attached it to the paper, adding the rhinestones as an accent.
The bloomers:  I adhered them with my Helmar 450 Quick Dry, then added some Helmar Liquid ScrapDots to the centers and added the sparklers.
The pearl strip and the glitter stars were adhered with my Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  For everything else I used my handy dandy Helmar Adhesive Runner.
A note about the little doilys.....they were on our soup plates at lunch and everyone saved them for me...I just inked them with some ink :)
And.......I did make it to the next week of the competition with this layout!!!
So tell me......have you scrapped on vacation????
Thanks for your time and I hope that I have inspired you just a tad :)
Julie Walton
Helmar Design Team Member


Cindy Gay said...

I love the layout you created! I have scrapped on vacation. Here's my blog post:

and here's the layout:

I took the photo with me on the trip, not while there though. . . you really are addicted!

Kathydid47 said...

I loved your cute flower here so attempted to make one....mine looks like a spider! Perhaps I better give him (or it) less or more legs??