50th Anniversary: Smoky Mountain Adventures
This spread is the introduction to the pages celebrating this time together. We stopped at a rest area inside the border to Tennessee and I took this picture while we were there. I decided to use it to make this introduction page to help these pages stand out within the album.
Most of the design elements that you will find in the next few blogs about our time here were purchased at the Scrapbook Superstore in Sevierville, TN. I like to stop at the local scrapbook stores when I am on vacation as it is the best place to find local items that would be very difficult to get elsewhere. I spent $300 in the store just getting supplies for this trip – I will note though that I was buying for two albums – as I was making one for myself as well – and the leftovers will be used for a trip that my son and I took down there in October after this trip.
The Great Smoky Mountains title laser cut was pre-purchased but I had to put it together. All of the background papers came from the store that I mentioned above. I especially enjoyed the vellum pine tree that I used in the left hand border.
For the right page I used my Cricut machine with the marker to write directly onto this page – I don’t like my handwriting – so this feature is really helpful to me when I do want to have something written.
Second Album: I mentioned above that I made two albums for this trip. One for my parents, and a second one that was for me to keep. For many of the pages I made exact copies of what I am showing you here. For others they are slightly different and I will share alternative versions at the bottom of my blogs. For my album I made exact copies of what you see above – except that the left hand page is used as the cover page for the album, and the right hand page is used as the end page.