Digital Scrapping

The Venetian and The 80s

What a combination, eh? (Sorry, that’s my Canadian slipping out. I actually got to speak with a Canadian weather goddess this evening after she volunteered me to be the guinea pig for her new internet phone service. It was fun!)

Anyway, two more layouts for today. One is of the fountain in the lobby of The Venetian in Las Vegas; photo by Sandi Engiles (SandiInVA to all you stitching board people). I absolutely loved this photo when I saw it hiding amongst the rest of her Vegas bathroom pictures (don’t ask).

The Venetian

  • Photo by Sandi Engiles, used with permission
  • Font is ALS Script
  • Everything except photo corners from Cafe Society by Tracy Collins at Digital Freebies
  • Photo corners from Optimism by Eva Kipler at Digital Freebies
  • Inspiration Sketch #25 by Ginger Thibodeau at R U Square
  • Created for Maria’s Weekly Layout Challenge at Digital Freebies

The second, which is not very good in the design department, is great in the “oh man, I remember that!” department for any child of the 80s. It was an impromptu challenge to scrap something you loved from the 80s, so what could be more appropriate than my favorite 80s cartoons. See what kind of memories it brings back for you!

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I {heart} 80s Cartoons

  • Font is Alba Super
  • All images found using Google Image Search
  • Papers (background and font fill) from 80s Wham by Jeanine Baechtold, a freebie from her blog
  • Created for Jeanine’s Impromptu “80s Challenge” at RAK Scraps

Not my most stellar work, design wise, but she asked us to post a layout about the 80s, and once I started thinking of cartoons, I couldn’t stop! She said she wanted us to make her smile, and what better way to smile than to remember cartoons that you haven’t thought of in years. I hope she likes it.

I guess you know you are really a child of the 80s when your fondest memories are of cartoons. These are not all of them by any means, or even all of the ones I wanted, but I couldn’t find good pictures to use for some. I know they are hard to see (click image for larger version), so I will list them, left to right, moving down each column before shifting to the next (make sense?):

  • Top: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fraggle Rock, Pac-Man, Muppet Babies, Gummi Bears, Alvin and the Chipmunks, DuckTales, Shirt Tales, Mickey’s Christmas Carol, My Little Pony
  • Bottom: Smurfs, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Thundercats, Rainbow Brite, Danger Mouse, Care Bears, He-Man, She-Ra, Inspector Gadget, Jem and the Holograms, Popples, Richie Rich