This past summer, my husband and I decided to go camping by ourselves for the first time.
We bought a tent, reserved a campsite and planned our trip west.
We planned to use the campground like a hotel room — traveling along Michigan’s west coast during the day and spending the evenings camping.
One of the things I was really looking forward to was the campfire. While many people may have fire pits or outdoor fireplaces, our only chance to enjoy a fire outdoors is to go camping. I was so excited to have the fire pit, I refused to buy things to eat that couldn’t be cooked over the open flame.
So, when I stumbled across giant marshmallows in the grocery store, I knew we had to try them. Combined with gluten-free graham crackers and chocolate bars, we made amazingly HUGE smore’s. One marshmallow used an entire pair of graham crackers (before you break them into parts along the dotted lines) and a whole chocolate bar. Needless to say, we only ate one a piece and then gave the supersized marshmallows to our neighbors who were camping with their grandchildren.
Even though it lasted only a few minutes, it was a fun memory and I wanted to preserve it in my scrapbook …
I used these adorable papers and die cuts from Imaginisce, along with cardstock by Coredinations. It’s a relatively quick and easy layout because I used so many of the die cuts (they are so cute, I couldn’t resist!)
I did use a bit of sandpaper to distress the background and some 3D Dots to raise some of the images.
Yes … this was my last vacation before I went on medical leave.
Was this the summer you took off work at the newspaper?
They are chipboard letters from Maya Road. I stamped them with Ranger Archival Ink and a Wendy Vecchi background stamp. Then, colored them with Distress Ink and when dry, topped them with Glossy Accents (although Diamond Glaze works as well).
Never seen giant marshmellows! – Then again I’ve never looked…
Love the title letters – how’d you do those?
We discovered those giant marshmallows last summer also! I love this layout-this is soooo much more like you. You did an awesome job with all the embellishments without over doing it. Great job as usual.