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MMDT 2013 #2


For the 2nd 2013 challenge, a Dr. Seuss inspired layout, I chose the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"  Anyone who knows me knows that I am a travel-holic!  But, this book also means so much more. 

This was the last of Dr. Seuss's books published, and has been used for graduation speeches numerous times.   It talks about the ups and downs of life, which I know we've all experienced and can relate to!

A little background...I grew up in a middle class home, in a rural area of a very small town in Wisconsin.   Fortunately, my mom was from the Chicago area and we got to visit there every Easter, Thanksgiving, and 4th of July.  We also went to places like Wisconsin Dells, Mackinac Island, Brookfield Zoo, and other "destinations" on our summer vacations.  We never had the money (or time!) for trips to places like Disney, but from these local trips, I got the travel bug!  Through ups and downs in my life, I never gave up that dream, and as a result, I've been fortunate enough to have been able to travel to many places I only dreamed and read about as a youth.

For my layout,  I started with tropical grid paper.  I photocopied the front cover and the last page of the book for the title and the closing journaling.  I cut out the title and used some of the colored area for the 1" squares on the side and to mount the Texas sticker.  


I cut out the "little guy" from the front and from the back page to place on their "paths"! 

The one inch colored squares represent various paths along the journey, taken from the colors in the book

...when the paths split, I used 1/2 of a square for each side.   The 1" tiles are Cyclamin Pink, Caribbean Breeze, and Light Meri-Gold (left over from a kit!.)  ***Just an aside...when I do the page kits, I keep every scrap of leftover paper that is over 1" wide!  These pieces come in handy for later projects!***

The photos on the left are from the United States:  (clockwise) Colorado, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Alaska (with a Jolee's Boutique Texas sticker thrown in!)....



the ones on the right are from places outside of the country:  (clockwise) St Thomas, Costa Rica, Jamiaca, Antarctica, Puerto Rico, and the Bahama, with the cruise ship thrown in because I love cruises!   I incorporated the one inch squares into a few of my photos as well.


I added the "Imagine The Possibilities" sticker  (from the Colorbok Outdoors paper pack) to go with the final journaling..."So, get on your way"!   I DO continue to "Imagine the Possibilities" and get on my way... and as Dr. Seuss said "And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"





Shared by Lori Hanson on January 21, 2013 | Memory Date: January 20, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed your pages and the way you merged your own travel expenses with the divided paths. Good point about saving kit scraps. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  February 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm   
Your color selection is superb. I love the paths theme and the way you merged your own travel experiences into the Dr. Seuss motif. It is compelling and tells a wonderful story.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  February 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm   
This is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books - I use it for graduations (with money tucked inside...). Love to travel as well, so this really struck a chord. Your colors are great, love the paths you created and the addition of the little figures. Great job - and something to aspire to!
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  January 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm   
This layout almost reminds of the game Candy Land. The colors are in keeping with the book and it really tells us you love travel.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  January 26, 2013 at 12:31 am   
I love the story and how you used the characters on your pages. Very cool!
Posted By: Billi Glenn  |  January 25, 2013 at 3:37 am   
I LOVE this layout! It makes me smile! I like the path and the litle guy. So fun!! I enjoyed seeing all the places you've been, and am glad you got to see them. I was born and raised on the Jersey Shore, but I now live in a tiny, rural town in WI just like you did! Love the colors and the way you cut your photos into 1" tiles and strips. Fantastic!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  January 24, 2013 at 12:24 am   
I love your page! What a great idea to cut the little guy from the book out! He adds a gret extra element to the page.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  January 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm   
Antarctica?!!! How exciting! Love that you've given us the story behind your love of travel and then to bring us so many places you've been. It fits in so well with the story "Oh, the Places You'll go." Your colors are true to the book and help us travel through with you on this journey. The triangles often forming "arrows" pointing a subtle direction is a nice element. Lori, you've got me wanting to see more and get on the road!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm   
I was hoping someone would do this book! I like the little path the guy is following!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm   
I was hoping someone would do this book! I like the little path the guy is following!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm   

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