Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Are we there yet?

I love to tease Dick and usually start asking him if we're there yet about an half hour down the road!  It is a looong way to Alaska from NC, well from most anywhere for that matter!  Dawson Creek, Canada is the beginning of the Alaska Highway, built during WWII to get troops and supplies to Alaska to defend the US from the advancing Japanese.  The Japanese did occupy part of the Aleutian chain during WWII.  Well this is not a history lesson, LOL.  Google it if you want to know more!!  At this point in our trip we had been on the road about 10 days and still had 4 more to go.  Of course we did make some stops along the way.  We did drive from VA to Alaska in 7 days in 1995, but that's another story.
 I used BasicGrey's Curio collection for these LOs plus a sheet of DCWV Bon Voyage Travel.  The stamps on the circle were done with Tattered Angels Time Traveler stamps.  I hand colored some vanilla paper with Fired Brick and Wild Honey distress ink,  and misted with water, to make my flowers that were cut from an Alterations die.  The title is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece (they must have made it just for me :-) colored with glimmer mist and smooch.  I cut the leaves out of Core'dinations CS with a Marvy punch that embosses and punches at the same time.  That's one of my favorite punches at the moment.
Same papers on this one, Kaisercraft chipboard letters, Dusty Attic chippie at the bottom overtop a Martha Stewart punch.   I used a corner punch to punch around the circles, love that technique, thank you Lisa G at Swirlydoos for that.  I really like the nostalgic look of these LOs, there is lots of nostalgia along the Alaska Highway, lots of relics left from building the road, I thought this portrayal was appropriate.

1 comment:

  1. More stunning layouts, you are really fantastic with these.

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