22 June 2014


This week at Lasting Memories our theme is "Bannerfic" - with a challenge to use banners on your layout.  I chose to use up some scraps on my layout, and my banners are laid horizontally:

I used the sketch from Life.Paper.Scrapbook. and I also used buttons for Danielle's challenge at Back Porch Memories.  Here's the full layout:

As for the full story about the tumbleweeds ~  We were on a LONG drive and somehow we got to  talking about movies and special effects and stereotypes, and we were laughing about how there were always tumbleweeds in the old American westerns.  My husband recalled seeing a YouTube compilation of tumbleweed scenes, and was telling me about some of the funnier ones.  And then, only a few minutes later, a tumbleweed came out of nowhere across the road in front of us.  Honestly!  Tumbleweeds are NOT something that are commonly seen in the Australian landscape, at least not in the parts of the country where we had travelled.  But here we were, in the middle of nowhere, and suddenly for the next 50-80 km we saw tumbleweeds everywhere!  So of course, we had to stop and play with one and get some photographs...

K & Company Mira - Chocolate Rose patterned paper
Dream Street Menagerie - Foliage patterned paper
Basic Grey Perhaps - Daphne patterned paper
WorldWin Colormates - Orange cardstock
Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder
American Crafts Thickers - Niki Riki glitter alphabets
Bazzill Basics Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flowers
Imaginisce Bazzill Itty Bitty Blossoms - Red flower
Portacraft paper flower - orange


  1. That is rather unusual for those parts!Tumble weeds are pretty common for El Paso but we are a desert! Beautiful LO and love the colors you chose!

  2. Nice layout… love the design! thanks for playing along with Back Porch Memories! :)

  3. Great layout! Thank You for playing along with us at LPS!

  4. Karen, I love your layout! I've never seen a tumbleweed myself, so I think I would get out and play with them too. How fun! Love your banners too. :)

  5. Karen. Love the colours you picked for you lo!!!

  6. Amazing colours - a great page Karen.

  7. love your page karenb, perfect using your acraps, love it.


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