Sunday, 10 August 2014

CSI - S365-7 Challenge

Hello again, I'm finally back with a new entry for the Scrap365 Challenge over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration  I loved the Scheme for this challenge and I have this cute little hot air balloon stamp & die from Echo Park that I've been itching to play with. Here is the Case File:

And here is my entry:                              "Our Grand Adventure"

I may have scrapped this photo previously, but I have very few half decent photos of the two of us so I tend to use the same photos several times. This challenge's requirement was to document an adventure. We have had many adventures over the years (Camping, many, many Road trips, Houseboating, Herron Island, using Singapore Airport as our main accommodation for 3 days thanks to a rogue volcano, Vanuatu, Singapore again, Dubai airport security, London & everywhere in between) but our first trip to Europe, and on a river cruise was by far our biggest adventure of recent times (not counting our tour of the USA for 3 weeks with young children in tow many years ago). You see we decided to start our family while we were still relatively young and to leave our "adventuring" until later when our little family had left the nest. Although we still managed to have many wonderful, adventurous trips with our kids leaving them with lots of fond memories, it is now "our time" to explore the world - while we are still capable of enduring the long-haul flights and have just enough patience to put up with airport security! We have found that we are more adventurous than we ever imagined and of course manage to get ourselves lost on many occasion, which is half of the fun :)  I'm so looking forward to many more adventures.

This little Flair is from Studio Fourteen40 - yes, I do have an addiction!

TFL xx


  1. Beautiful Jo the die cut and flair are perfect for your layout. Scrapping Travel photo's take you right back to the moment I reckon. We are the same as you and wish to have many more adventures in the near future

  2. A lovely, relaxed feel to this page Jo, with the castle/cathedral in the background. I love the sky and clouds and of course the fabulous flair.

  3. Gorgeous page and I love that soft, whispy sky that you created! Love the design and definitely a super photo of you and hubby! It's great that you are adventurous and exploring together...

  4. This layout is simply stunning. I love it!!!!

  5. I loved this layout when I saw it in the gallery. I can't believe it has been so long since my last visit. So hard to keep track of all the blogs I love too. The balloons are wonderful and the colours are just perfect. I love Singapore. Gorgeous photo again.