I stink at simple pages. They intimidate me in a way that I don't understand, but if you aren't trying new things you aren't growing, so I thought I'd give Cathy's Quarterly Sale Type Challenge a go. Ugh! One photo, one template, one element, two papers and I spent hours on this. Of course, I'm only listing what is on the page right now; I'm leaving off all of the things I tried to squish onto this page as I was making it.

This is yet another photo from our Fall 2012 Road Trip. (Keep those challenges coming, Katie and Team! Only a few thousand more photos and I'll be done scrapping that trip! Smile ) The story behind the photo is in the journaling, but I can't emphasize enough what a good sport Mr. Squeak is. I have a ton of these types of photos from this trip, all taken by my ever-patient DH. Wait 'til I get to the one of me and the World's Biggest Rocking Chair! Smile

Cathy, thanks for a fun chat and for the wonderful inspiration!

Journaling reads:

"After hiking around Arches National Park for most of the afternoon, we made our way back to the park entrance as evening was coming on. We'd seen this formation, the aptly named Balanced Rock, on the way in earlier, but since it was so close to the main road that runs through the park we thought to stop and check it out as we were leaving, after we had done other hikes that were on our list. Arches is riddled with world-famous majestic rock formations, but this fine fellow is one of the most popular park attractions, and probably not because the whole balancing act is a thing of physical beauty. No, I suspect one of the reasons it is so popular is because park visitors can take pictures like the one seen here. I was amused to see several other tourists getting exactly the same photo as we did, and when I say "we" I really mean me. Peter rolled his eyes when I asked him to take this photo of me, but good sport that he is, he took several shots and he even made sure my hand was properly lined up before he snapped the pictures. I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd probably be Photoshoping the final result anyway."

Oh, and a shout-out to Connie (scullen2). On a recent page of hers, she strung together the wooden arrows in a way that I liked and so I, er, appropriated her idea for my page. Thanks, Connie!

Cassie Jones
How'd They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows
Laying It All Out No. 04: Extractions with Dimension

Maplebrook Studios
Just Linens Paper Pack No. 01

Katie Pertiet
Burlap Essentials Paper Pack
Wood Veneer Arrows No. o4

Cathy Zielske
Cathy Zielske's Layered Template No. 069

Fonts: Arial (journaling), Aaargh (page title)

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