Monday, 9 March 2015

CC3 Challenge Folio

Hello and thanks for stopping by, I was really happy to see the current challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's blog CC3 Challenge #23 using the Tim Holtz folio.  This particular project has been a work in progress for a couple months now. I wanted to create a memory book for our trip to New York City and the 12 day cruise we took from there to the southern Caribbean. I divided the folio into 2 parts. The left side is all New York and the right side is the cruise pictures.

This time around, the challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. You can check out the online store here.

Lots of picture so get ready...
Paper stash is Prima Seashore collection and Bazzill cardstock.
I have used various Silhouette cut files for the cover as well as that fabulous compass stamp from Tattered Angels. I used Broken China Distress Paint for the folio.

The back panel has Vintage Photo Distress ink sponged over the top.

A big shout out to Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon. She inspired me to really get creative with the folio. I purchased her Foto Folios 2 kit back in December. It's awesome, thanks Kathy for doing what you do so well...
Very old Letraset rub ons and a stencil created my titles.

Clear pocket to store my extras
I created extra photo collages to tuck in the pocket.
Here is the right side of folio (still working on this side)
Sometimes you just have crap photos. Google images saved the day!
I have numbered the flip book for each day of the cruise. I still have room in the back there to add more photo layouts.
Thanks for taking a look at my folio. I really had a lot of fun making it...
my Deep Red  Statue of Liberty stamp I got at "the Ink Pad" (West Village).


  1. Awesome, Laurie, what a great memory book you've created. I love these photos for scrapbooking grungier, more free form. The pocket for loose pieces is great. Love it!!

  2. Wow, you packed so much into this! I love that you combined the two trips here. Such a wonderful idea and so many great pics. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C, Laurie.

  3. Wonderful folio and great remembrance of your trips to New York, Laurie! I love all the pockets for photos along with the great ephemera! I will have to make more folios for my trips! Thanks so much for joining us for this challenge!

  4. This is very cool! What a good way to keep travel memories!

  5. I think these collection folios are perfect for vacations and travels. Yours is a perfect example of why. Fantastic!

  6. WOW...this is jammed packed full of wonderful momentos of your trip! LOVE the photos and all the collected pieces! Thanks so much for joining us in the folio challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  7. Your folio looks great, they are wonderful for journalling holidays. Jan x

  8. 1I love your charms on the front. Really nice job