Thursday, July 5, 2012

For the Love of Lighthouses

I love lighthouses. Living near the Great Lakes, we've had the opportunity to visit quite a few. I finished scrapping our vacation to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with these pages about the different lighthouses we toured.


The colors in typical lighthouse photos invited me to use one of my favorite color palettes. Jillibean Soup and Echo Park products were perfect choices for the job.

The zig zag is a stamp that I embossed with white powder. Right on the layout. A bit scary, but I think it turned out okay. Not perfect, but okay.


I opted for a different color scheme on these last two layouts and busted out the washi tape. This is one of the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic lines.


I kept the pages clean and simple to allow the photos to be the stars. We often plan our trips based on different lighthouses we want to see. This is one of the perks of being empty nesters now. Does anyone else have favorite landmarks, buildings, or objects that you will build a vacation itinerary around?

14 comments:

  1. WOW Look at you huh!!!...Been busy!!! Love them all... especially the colors... Stunning!!! You are awesome Sue.... Happy 4th of July to you... hugs...xoxo

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  2. Great LOs... Love the colors and the paper choices.

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  3. Waterfalls for us! Love how your pages are so different yet the colors and embellishments tie them together in a series. The twine work on the first one is so clever. Thanks for sharing these beautiful places.

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  4. Very nice, Sue!
    Love what you did with the twine in the first layout!! :)

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  5. I always adore your lighthouse layouts! I love them too! But I've only seen a handful. Gorgeous layouts. I love all the little details you have added to each one! Beautiful job!

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  6. Ok, I've been terrible at blog commenting lately, but when I saw that you STAMPED on your layout, I had to run right over and tell you how proud I am! It looks fabulous :)

    All of them are great, of course, too!

    Oh, and we structure our vacations around independent record stores (for Andrew) and thrift/resale shops (for me). Not as romantic as lighthouses, but definitely fun! Maybe I'll see you at the Freedom Grab today. ;)

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  7. so much eye candy here! LOVE it all!!!

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  8. I think we must be twins separated at birth :). We share so many of the same loves: lighthouses , the great lakes, scrapbooking and pinterest! Love seeing your layouts of some of the lighthouses that I have also visited! Great job and you have inspired me to work on some myself. We just returned two weeks ago from a drive along Lake Michigan(east side) and my husband knows that we have to stop at each lighthouse along the way. We have had some great adventures trying to find some of them:) Keep up the wonderful work-these are beautiful!

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  9. Oh, love your pics and love for lighthouses. What beautiful layouts. Great attention to details. Your stitching looks great. These are all perfectly wonderful.

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  10. Sue, I must have had a senior moment, because I truly thought I was following your Blog and then realized it wasn't showing up in my Blog reader!! I kept seeing your posts on Twitter and couldn't figure our why I wasn't seeing them on Blogger!! :) But now, I am definitely following! I LOVE all of these layouts!! Great designs and the mix of Jillibean and EP is awesome and I am really loving the new MME on the last two pages!! Great work, Sue!

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  11. Gorgeous layouts. I love that cloud paper! You've been busy. :) I have only seen a few lighthouses in person, and none this beautiful! These are really cool. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Wonderful layouts - I especially like the stitching on that first one.

    We sometimes plan vacations around a historic site Robbie hasn't yet visited, but more often we pick the place then search for historic sites to visit while we are there.

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  13. What fabulous pages - your photos simply pop with colour and fresh air and sunshine!
    These are much more photogenic if slightly shorter than many of the lighthouses in the UK - partly because the only times I've seen lighthouses here, our weather has been typically rubbish!

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