challenge: passport to fun

This week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge is “passport to fun” – which means ANY travel related crafting is eligible! Or passport sized? or inspired by a place? It’s WIDE open – be sure to visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as usual.


I broke into some of my new Tim Holtz goodies for this layout, and used my compass stamp as a base for my title – I LOVE using this stamp like this!


1. Ink no.12 tag edges with blue distress ink, then mount two (3×5) photos to it. Adhere this to layout, cut off the excess tag that hangs over the edge.

2. Ink compass stamp with embossing ink, then stamp, coat in black powder, and heat set. Get out some UTEE in platinum while you’re at it, sprinkle it around the layout and heat from underneath (so the UTEE doesn’t fly away!

3. Stitch around the edge of the photos

4. Add gears & rub-ons to top. Then take travel stamp (stamp) and picked raspberry ink and edge along very top and bottom so just part shows.

5. Paint the #4 with picked raspberry distress, add to layout along with journaling and title stickers.

6. To finish the page, flick some dylusions for the blue dots.
supplies used:

22 thoughts on “challenge: passport to fun”

  1. Lovely layout May, love the compass stamp and the added stitching is a fabulous touch. Love the ink spots too. Lovely way to showcase your lovely photo. Tracy x

  2. Very cool layout, May. I really like your use of Tim’s new rub ons and the Ideaology metal pieces that you’ve incorporated into your layout. That compass blueprint stamp looks really cool stamped right under where you’ve done some journaling. I like the simplicity of this layout…it’s very clean and really shows of the photographs! <3 Candy

  3. Love the layout and how the movement from the design flows! Beautiful pictures of the family too!

  4. Love the tag as the centre of your layout! It’s really pretty! Those rubs are stunning! Such sweet pictures too! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Congratulations May on being listed as one of Tim’s Noteworthy Blogs. This is a really cool layout and I”m happy that you’re getting special recognition for it. Very happy for you! <3 Candy

  6. Love this layout May, wonderful elements and design. Congratulations on being one of Tim’s noteworthy blogs, so well deserved.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  7. I love how you brought the focus down to the photo and journalling and the clever way that you used the stamps to frame and pull the eye down to the focal element. I am not a design student but I notice things like that and I think you did a fabulous job. I cam here via Tim Holtz – glad that he mentioned you!

  8. Lovely work as always. I look forward to seeing your posts, and I can see why you were “blogworthy” today..Congrats!

  9. Great layout May! I love the addition of the UTEE, its something so simple but the texture is perfect! Thanks for sharing and Tim’s shout out is well deserved! Congrats.

Comments are closed.