Friday, October 3, 2014


Still working on two albums at one time of when my sister visited me in NM.  I was feeling in a rut with my layouts and needed to do something different.  Thank goodness for Pinterest, after wasting three hours perusing various boards (and getting hungry looking at all the pictures of food), I found some "Pinspiration" from this layout that used hexagons (are these hexagons?  some sort of "-gon").  Cute right?

And a perfect opportunity to break out my Creative Memories cutting system and use a shape other than the circles.  I mean, I had to buy all the shapes right?  Might as well use them.  This is a great tool, one of the first things I bought when introduced to the scrapbooking world many, many years ago.  It is easy to use, doesn't weight 100 pounds like some die cutting machines, and cuts really smooth.

I used BasicGrey's "Hey You" collection because the colors are really great for the pictures we took in New Mexico - lots of earth tones.  And because I have a slight obsession with BasicGrey.  Perfecto.

It took a bit to get it all layed out and to figure out how to cut the shapes for the edge of the paper, but it wasn't too bad and I love how it came out.  Throw in a few random embellishments such as chipboard shapes, ribbon, and a metal title and viola!  One super hot layout! 

The hexagons cut with paper are the perfect spot for journaling or adding some memorabilia.  I'm leaving them blank so my sister can add her own thoughts to the album and make it her own.

The photos are from our visit to the Rio Grande Gorge State Park which is just breathtaking... literally.  The bridge is pretty scary, with no barrier on the side with traffic and the fence going across the gorge being pretty low.  The wind was whipping and my sister and I felt like we were going to be blown over!  Those aren't smiles of joy, those are smiles of "hurry up and get me off this bridge before I die!"  However, the view of the water and the cliffs were spectacular and worth the very (not) dangerous conditions!


  1. VERY cool and creative!! I love it! Thanks for joining our "Nature's Glory" challenge at Lasting Memories!

  2. Love your use of hexagons, and I always love seeing double page spreads. Looks like an amazing place to visit :)

  3. I absolutely LOVE these pages.. The use of the Hexagons definitely changes the whole feeling of them.. Fresh..
    Thanks for sharing.. I love them!
    Toni - LMDT

  4. Oh wow... you even cut the photos into hexagons. This looks great!! I have these same cutters! You are inspiring me. :) Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!

  5. awesome! love your double pager! really love all the hexagons. thanks for sharing with us at lasting memories.

    1. Thanks Claire - I always love a double pager!