June 18, 2010

Discover-Crystal Lake Cave

I know I say it every week, but Thank God it's Friday..LOL
it's been a very long working week for me this week, between my own job and having to stop by hubby's garage to help him out a bit.. I take care of some of the office work and the cleaning, Oh joy!!! LOL
Here is the layout:
I only had a few afternoons to work on this layout, I struggled a lot with the photos that I used and wasn't exactly sure which theme to go with until my best friend lent a helping hand..LOL
She suggested using bats and I just kind of went from there..
It was fun trying out something new.  I've never distressed corrugated cardboard before and just went to town on it..I really love how this layout came out, although the lanterns could of been just a bit bigger..
ok, I'm rambling on and on again..LOL
here is this weeks sketch:
so, lets get to the close ups:

talk about extreme close up..LOL
I found some history on the cave on the internet and decided to write a little bit about it..

alrighty then, now for supplies used:

Cricut cartridges:
Old West: shovel, photo frames, pic axe's, bottle, lanterns and journaling squares
Graphically Speaking: title "discover"
George and Basic Shapes: circle
Paper Doll Dress up: Bats and upside mountain side.

Linen Closet by DCWV
cardstock: gray, dark gray and cream
corrugated cardboard

Tim Holtz distress inks: black and walnut stain
Tim Holtz crackle paint: Walnut stain and picket fence
white pearl drops
glimmer mist: Suede

Black gem drops
white gel pen
yellow wire
mini brads
Chalks: tan, orange, black and gray

well, that should about do it again this week.. Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look. Hope you all get a minute or two to join us gals at SOUS this week.. But do stop by to check out the rest of the design team. Their work is always such a pleasure to see..


  1. This page is awesome. Love the bats and the lanterns, and wow what a great job on the distressing on the cardboard, I wouldn't even know where to begin! I feel like I am in the cave when I look at this. Love it.

  2. This is perfectly perfect! I have some cave photos and what a wonderful inspiration you have given me here...I love all the little elements you've added...especially the little row of lanterns...jus the cutest thing ever...love the photos..you done good girl!

  3. Omg, Nanne, what a great fun page! I always love to see how your mind works .. the bats were a great idea and love the lanterns too! Fab idea to distress the cardboard. Two thumbs up on this one GF!

  4. Nanne... this is fabulous!!! The cc looks sensational!! Love the way you distressed it!! And your lanterns hanging across the page are fabulous!! Love this LO!!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and being so kind!! And thanks for letting me join the SOUS team this week! I had so much fun... and of you are so wonderful to work with!! Have a great weekend!!
    Barb :)

  5. First of all I have to give you a hard time, cause this is two layouts in a row with no flowers! I think you did a great job though on this one. Love how you mimicked the stalagmites. I hope I spelled that right. The distressing on the cardboard looks great!

  6. Wow Nanne, I love the theme of this awesome layout!!! The distressed corrugated cardboard is a fabulous base for the torn papers!! I love the frames around the photos and the lanterns hanging from the wire is pure genius. Journaling a little bit of history about the cave is a nice touch!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!!

  7. Hello there!!!!!!!!!! So its early saturday morning and my whole house (even the in-laws) are all still asleep!!!!
    I think this is super creative, honestly it makes me want the Old West cart! I can see really liking some of those cuts! Especially just having gone to an authentic gold rush town!!!
    Again, SUPER creative! way to run with "bats"! LOL!
    I also took some more time to look at your past LO and the Engagement mini...all soooooo wonderful!!!!