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April 14, 2008 Sarah Coggins

Yesterday I went shopping with my sister which included a trip to Archiver’s. On my list were the new Archaic line of patterned papers by Basic Grey for a layout of DinoLand USA at Animal Kingdom.

I wanted the journaling to mimic exhaust from the “car” I was driving into DinoLand. I used the same steps I shared in my Shaped Text post last November. Unlike creating the Mickey head text, I didn’t have a photo of what I wanted. Instead I sketched out the lines on a blank piece of white paper, scanned them into Photoshop and then “traced” with the pen tool.

Supplies: Basic Grey Rock, Dino and Bunny Hill patterned papers; QuicKutz dinosaur and Studio & metro fonts; Making Memories leather frame cut into photo corners; Die Cuts with a View adhesive backed cardstock; misc. tan cardstock; fonts: Garamond, Matisse, 2Peas Crate, 2Peas Silly, and Akbar. Inspired by Apr 14 of dw2008.


  • Lida April 13, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    I love your layout is super cool and that is one clever idea, have a great week!
  • Patter Cross April 14, 2008 at 5:14 am
    Love how you did your journaling. Very cool!
  • :: gingerkitty :: April 14, 2008 at 5:36 am
  • Ryzmomplus2 April 14, 2008 at 6:14 am
    I wasn't aware of that paper? Its perfect for your layout! So cute!
  • Juliana April 14, 2008 at 8:38 am
    Very cool how you created a text path to get it to do what you wanted! It turned out great.
  • Dana April 14, 2008 at 9:22 am
    Love the layout!! You go girl! YOu have been on a roll lately! Dana
  • jp April 14, 2008 at 11:14 am
    What a cute layout! Love how you're riding in the car! ;-) I haven't seen this line yet...looks great!
  • oceans5 April 14, 2008 at 5:24 pm
    Love the lo!! The exhaust idea is way too cute.:)
  • Staci April 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    I love this LO! TFS!
  • Aimeslee April 14, 2008 at 8:04 pm
    Okay, THIS I could maybe try. Thanks for the idea and tip. And that layout is darling!
  • Linda April 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    This is such a cute layout! I love the car and the journaling.
  • Jen Sue Wild April 15, 2008 at 12:44 am
    Cute cute cute LO..
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