Friday, June 17, 2016

Road Trip USA Blog Hop

Today's hop is all about traveling this great country of ours and all the crafty projects are inspired by that travel theme.

We've got a bit of everything for you today, so be sure to stop by each blog and leave a little love in the form of a comment. One comment will be chosen from all those left on the hop by June 30th for a Stampin' Up prize pack and the winner will be announced on next month's hop. 

You should have arrived here from CONNIE's blog, but if  you just stumbled across my blog please start at THERESA's blog. Now on with my project. I created a layout of my upcoming bus trip to NY to visit friends.  I originally was going to fly, but found a bus ticket cheaper. I decided to use October Afternoon Plane Ticket Double Sided 12 x 12 patterned paper. I found the bus online and colored it with Spectrum Noir Essentials Professional Colored Pencils. The Trip, sight seeing glasses, pack your bags, and On the Road Again are all Sticko Travel stickers. The camera and ticket are October Afternoon Travel Girl Chip 'n Stick. The big city strip I cut from Little Yellow Bicycle Decorative Edge 6 x 6 Cardstock. The I Heart New York and Statue of Liberty cut-outs are from Miss Kate Cuttables. The Adventure sticker is from a sticker set that I bought from Scrapbooking for Less as is the paper and chipboard stickers, but I can't remember the name of the collection.The enjoy the journey washi tape strip is a Recollections collection. I decided to add a copy of my itinerary.
close-up of the layout without the itinerary
close-up of ticket chipboard
close-up of sight-seeing glasses sticker
I hope you enjoyed my layout! I'm going to visit friends this Sunday, June 19 and will be back Friday, June 24. I haven't seen them in about 5 years and decided to go somewhere special for my 40th birthday coming up. I will be taking lots of pictures while I'm gone and will be scrapping them later. Now, you're off to LISA's blog and I'm sure she has something great to share! Have a great weekend with your husbands & father's! Thanks for hopping with us! Here's the line-up in case you get lost:






Amanda -- YOU ARE HERE

Lisa -- GO NEXT





Katydid Cards said...

Amanda, What a great layout! I'm really impressed that you took elements from many different places for one cohesive and coordinated theme. Very nice! As always, it is a pleasure hopping with you.

Amanda Rhodes said...
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Golden Goddess Designs said...

awesome layout! great job!


Dianna said...

You really are on the ball! Creating layouts even before the event! Great job on your layout! Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Denise S. said...

Nice job to pull all that stash together on one page. Great start to what I am sure will be a great trip.

Jennifer Earley said...

I admire you and other who create LO BEFORE having the pictures! Love your LO so far...can't wait to see it with your photos! enjoy your trip!!!

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Great idea and awesome job! You will love NYC. I have been several times and it's one of my favorite places to visit. So much to do and see! Enjoy!

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lorby said...

I know you'll have a great time! I've always wanted to go to New York and think taking the bus would be a wonderful way of getting there. You're layout is great and those awesome pictures you take with look great on it. Have a fun time.

Iris said...

Great layout

Iris said...

Great layout

Sue Kimmet said...

Great way to remember your itinerary.

Gracie McDaniel said...

Love the layout! Love the itinerary in the middle - just went on a cruise - might have to CASE :)

red1979 said...

Great job on this layout!

Anna C said...

This is very cute! I have never been on a bus trip, unless it was a school trip. Hope you have fun! I did take the train from Toledo to DC and had a blast! I think it was $80.00 !! Great food, REAL silverware and a table and linens too! You can't beat riding on the train!

Lisa Frederick said...

I'm sure it'll be a great trip! Looks like you're totally ready for the aftermath and posting photos, without having to think too hard. AWESOME idea! Totally love it. Great hopping with you!

Ashley said...

What a great layout! I love the embellies you chose!

~Ashley W

Theresa Knopf said...

Great layout!
Thanks for hopping with me.

Deb Kane said...

love this idea and I love the embellishments you used too, I took a bus trip once to visit an Aunt (before I was driving) and thoroughly enjoyed it, I hope your trip is fabulous!!!