Let's get campy!

As I mentioned on Monday, there's a big party happening on the Imaginisce blog this week for the release of the new Happy Camper collection.

When I heard that Imaginisce was doing a camping collection, my first thought was: uh-oh. You see, I've pretty much sworn off camping unless it involves a luxury trailer (like the kind the celebrities travel around in) or a well-built cabin with indoor plumbing. Suffice it to say, my photos of camping are pretty limited because, well, I just don't go there.

But I got lucky. Cecily's preschool goes on a camping trip every year and Adam, being the good sport he is, agreed to take her. And it just so happens, one of her classmates has a mom who is a truly amazing photographer and was kind enough to post photos of the camping trip for all the parents to download. Pretty cool, huh?

I had to supplement with one iPhone photo -- bet you can tell immediately which one is not the professional-grade photo.

Since that layout pretty much exhausted my camping-related photos, it was time to think outside the box. Looking at the colors in this collection, the oranges, reds, browns and dark greens reminded me of the change of seasons. Even though it's not even summer yet, I started thinking FALL!

I used the Cloud Snag'Em Stamp (directly on the layout, as well as stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and cut out) along with the clouds from the Camp Critter Die-Cuts to create the scene.

The trees are handcut (but I used an October Afternoon die-cut as my template/inspiration for their shape) -- except for the pine trees, which are also from the Die-Cuts pack. I used pop-dots to give the 3D look of a grove of fall trees.

The other thing I love about this collection is the little red birdie. He just makes me happy, so I wanted to give him the spotlight.

And there you have it. The closest I will get to camping for a long time. Hopefully!

Be sure to check out all the other DT members projects on the Imaginisce blog today, and enter the giveaway there to win the Happy Camper collection.

And speaking of giveaways, the one I posted yesterday is open until Saturday, so if you haven't already "liked" Scrapville on Facebook and posted a comment on my blog post from yesterday...well, what are you waiting for? My Mind's Eye yummies are up for grabs!!

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