Wednesday, October 14, 2015

10/14/15 - "Wheels and Pirate Ships"

Hi, all!
As I mentioned in my last post, I have made a commitment to myself to include some creative time in my life at least once a week.
Since the last time I posted I have kept that commitment and having done so, was able to create 2 more layouts:
 "My New Wheels"
Journaling: "After living over 6 years w/out a car payment, the decision to get a new one was tough! Unfortunately my Xterra, bought new in 2004, was starting to give us trouble. That along w/ it being a gas hog and us no longer needing the extra room, since our kids were grown, made us take the plunge. David had a customer who worked at a Nissan Dealership. He gave us a good deal and w/ my excellent credit I was able to get 0% interest w/ a $279.00 payment. 2014 Nissan Sentra. 01/24/15"
Created for the "October Music Inspiration" Challenge over at
Rules -
"The purpose of the challenge is to create a layout using something from a song, whether it is all or part of a title, lyrics or artist name. The fun part is you do not get to chose your own song - the person who signs up after you does!"

The song that was chosen for me was: "Wheels in the Sky" by Journey.
I had never heard of that song and except for 2 of their songs, I am not a fan of Journey, but I had already accepted the challenge so there was no going back!

I tried hard to use the lyrics but was not able to make them translate well to a layout, despite having a couple of loose ideas in my head. Finally it came to me, in the shower of all places (LOL) that I could use the word "wheels" to make a layout about my new car! Once that came to me the rest was easy!

Journaling reads: "Family Movie Date! 10.11.2015. So good! After "Maleficent" I
 was worried this would be a dud too but this one was way better!"
Created for the "October Movie" Challenge over at
Create a layout using a movie as your inspiration.

For those of you who liked "Maleficent", I'm not knocking your tatse, I was just really disappointed in the movie... Maybe because Maleficent is my favorite Disney Villain.
Coincidentally, both layouts have a turquoise BG.


  1. Yay for crafty time! Great layouts :)

  2. I love Journey. :)

    Great pages! I especially like the car one. That's something I've never scrapped and I have no idea why. Our cars are such a big part of life - expensive, used every day, etc. but I don't see a lot of layouts about them. Nice job with the Pan layout, too. I never think to scrap about movies because I don't have pictures of them, but you solved that problem perfectly!

    1. I wish I had thought to take pictures of all my cars, new or old, over the years! Scrapbooking and Social Media documentation have made taking photos of events/things like this more of the norm.

  3. Oh shoot I need to go see this movie! Nice LO! Oh and your car payment is only 2somthin NICE! I love the way a new car smells! lol

    I also did a layout when my son got his first new car. I think it's important to document that stuff! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATS!

  4. Loveeeeeeeee both of these!!! Brookie wants to see Pan!!!

  5. Great pages!!! Love the blues!!!


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