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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish MMDT#2

Challenge #2 in January was to create a layout using Dr. Seuss as inspiration for a title, photos and journaling. I chose to use photos of our trip to Maui and naturally the story One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss came to mind. 

For this page I used the black grid paper from I like the black paper because it defines each different area and other colors POP on black grid paper.

Here is a photo of the first page:

After reading through the story once more, I chose to follow the pattern while still making it fit my purpose. So instead of "black fish, blue fish, old fish, new fish" I chose to use "Flat fish, Sick fish, Arkansas and June fish."

Flat fish refers to flay Lynnsey, who is visiting from Illinois. THIS is a great story in itself! It is a spin off of the children's book, Flat Stanly, authored by Jeff Brown. Flat Lynnsey came from a 3rd grader in Heyworth, IL. A little girl named Macy sent her to Arizona for pictures and adventures. Never did Macy dream that Flat Lynnsey would go snorkeling in Maui!

Sick Fish refers to a couple we met from Tucson, Arizona. Poor Mark was sick the majority of the trip and still managed to keep up with bicycling 26 miles down Haleakala Volcano, snorkeling, zip-lining, and all the other adventures. Alice, Mark's new bride, was very sympathetic to Mark, but wasn't going to miss anything!

Arkansas refers to a couple we met from Arkansas. Surprised? Annette and Eddie were not only fun, but they helped to keep the group together. Annette's sense of humor still has me chuckling to myself from time to time. Although, I must admit- She was sketchy playing 2 truths and a lie. 

Lastly, "June fish" refers to a woman named June. June made this trip alone and had made a conscious choice to have as much fun as possible. She was always smiling, easy to talk to, and willing to try new things. 

Here is page 2 of the layout:

Unfortunately, because I decided to do so little journaling on the page, I had to make the 2nd page with a flip up tab for journaling. 

Here is a photo of the writing:

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Shared by Billi Glenn on January 17, 2013 | Memory Date: January 17, 2013
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I love it!! Very talented!! Love the colors and how you incorporated Dr. Seuss to fit your own storyline. :-) Great job!!
Posted By: Julie Storjohann  |  September 12, 2013 at 2:30 am   
What fun! And I love the colors. It makes me feel like I could ditch the snow and go to the tropics in a heartbeat.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  February 9, 2013 at 1:56 am   
Great colors. You put so many elements into this layout and the way you put journaling over tiles. Looks great.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  January 26, 2013 at 12:37 am   
I especially love the way you played with the words to play up your vacation memories. Not sure I could be that creative - most of my titles and journaling are too obvious and just the facts, not very interesting most of the time except as a reminder to me.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  January 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm   
I really enjoyed this! The colors are so vibrant! I love the twist on the story lines, and of course the snorkeling and traveling aspects draw me in, too! Great job!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  January 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm   
Love the colors - so vivid! The use of black paper was perfect!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm   
Love the colors - so vivid! The use of black paper was perfect!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm   
All I can say is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful page!! It is gorgeous! I love the colors-everything seems to pop. Very nice job!
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  January 20, 2013 at 7:19 pm   
Love it! Great colors, pictures and fun! Makes you wish you could be there.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  January 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm   
I love how you integrated the Seuss Fish and sign illustrations and I love the way you used "Seuss phrasing" in your page 2 title to describe your subjects (Flat Fish, Sick Fish, Arkansas and June Fish.) and I also love the addition of the Dr. Seuss quote. Too too fun!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  January 19, 2013 at 12:26 am   

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