Wednesday, April 3, 2019

TN: Cactus AZ

     We spent March 10 - 23 in Mesa, Arizona. It ranks in the top 3 vacations I have taken to date. In case you can't read the list of fun things we did on the journaling card, I will tell you bit about it. We visited with cousins Denny, Sue, Ruby, and Donna . We got to do some touristy stuff too - Grand Canyon, Goldfield Ghost Town, and Tortilla Flat. We got to eat at some great places: Waldo's Bar-B-Que, Del Taco, Chicago Hamburger Co., and Sam and Luca Rustic Kitchen (Italian). We shopped at a huge Flea Market and enjoyed it so much that we made a second pass. The BEST part by far were the 6 days we spent at Sloan Park watching games, batting practice, comparing notes with other fans, walking laps around the stadium, and meeting a couple of Hall of Famers (Andre Dawson and Fergie Jenkins.)

     Here is my March Traveler's Notebook page. I used Lisa Hidy's sketch and followed Lori's Washi tape challenge. I found this roll of Washi tape in a craft store in Tempe, AZ. It is shiny copper.
TN Sketch #3 by Lisa Hidy
     This is my fave pic of Huey and I at the Grand Canyon. I chose cacti for theme on this page. Not only did we see a multitude of cacti on this trip, the CUBS do their spring training games in the Cactus League.

Left Page
     Once again I am using dies for the first time, that I have had for quite a while. I had January 2017 written on the packaging for the cacti. The two die sets for the letters are some of my favorites and I have used them many times. 

The Spellbinders "Doily Accents" do not include the "Splendid Circle". Funny thing the "Doily Accents" are not circular. I guess they are just accents.

     If you look at the top of this cactus, you will see that I have hidden the word "Monday" there. Yes, indeed, we went to the GrandCanyon on a Monday.

Right Page
     I elected to place dandelions on the right page. I'm not sure it was a good decision. It seems that dandelions need moist soil 14 inches deep. That is not what we were seeing on our visit to Arizona. There are dandelions in Arizona, but probably not in the area we were staying.

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Calendar Girl (March & December)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Papaya Puree
                       My Colors - Black Magic
                                        Lime Pop
                                        Spanish Mooss
     Ink: Gina K - Soft Stone
     Dies: SOL: Succulents 2 Stamp
             Spellbinders - Splendid Circles
                                  Doily Accents
             Burniston - Alphabet .8 in.
             Sizzix - Circles
             Anboo - Dandelion
                         3/4 inch Alphabet
     Embellies: 2 green sparkle gems
                     Paper Source - Washi Tape - Copper


Dragonfly Journeys - Dandelions - #3 - *
Scrap from Your Heart - Use Dies - #25 - *
TN Time with Lori - Use Washi Tape - #6 - *
TN Time with Lisa - Sketch #3 - #6 - *


  1. This is amazing Sharon! I love the cacti and that shiny washi is SOOO pretty! Sounds like a fun trip, glad you enjoyed your time there! Thanks for joining us at TN Time with Lisa & Lori

  2. Beautiful pages showcasing your vacation.

  3. Hi Sharon! This is an amazing layout and I do believe you've done a great job capturing the memories of your trip. I'm in Phoenix, so I'm so glad you enjoyed it here. I understand what you're saying about the dandelions here, but they really do look awesome on your page. Thanks so much for joining my 'Dandy Dandelions' challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  4. I love everything about this, Sharon! The colors/papers that you used are just perfect and your trip sounds like it was wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TN Time With Lisa & Lori!

  5. Sharon: This is a FAB layout! Love that copper decorative tape! Love your creative spin for the sketch design! So cool!

  6. Very nice Layout! Lots of details. Thank you for joing us at Scrap form your heart. Hugs Gunn