Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Road Trip with Paper House Productions & Xyron - and a Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Paper House & Xyron Travel the World Co-Hop! I am so glad you are here and I have a great project to share with you!  Be sure to stop by Jo's blog and see her project before you head over to the Paper House and Xyron blogs - they are having giveaways every day this week!

 Today I am sharing a travel themed mini-album!  
Road Trip Collection Paper; Xyron Glue Stick; Want2Scrap Chipboard Album
Earlier this month my brother commemorated 40 years as a priest.  My siblings are spread all across the country but we decided to surprise him for the celebration.  I joined my sisters in Texas where we started a 165 mile road trip to Grambling, Louisiana.  We decided to “enjoy the journey” – bluebirds, guitars, rusty yard art, roses and a giant milkshake were just a few of the sights we saw along the way!  Paper House Productions had the perfect papers, 3D stickers and Canvas Art for everything! Xyron adhesives helped it all come together perfectly.  This Road Trip album holds lots of good memories – I hope you enjoy it!

We started our trip in Lindale, Texas and they had this fabulous billboard at each end of town!
Paper and Chalkboard Stickers from the Road Trip Collection.
Here's a close up for you:.

I got to see my first Texas Bluebirds!
Backyard Birds paper and 3D stickers

We had to check out the Pink Pistol, owned by Miranda Lambert.  Yee Haw!
Country Girl papers and cardstock stickers.  3D Acoustic Guitars sticker.

We took the scenic route and happened upon an abandoned gas station with some rusty characters out front.  They were built from an assortment of car parts! Very cool!
Farm Paper Pad and Road Trip Canvas Art stickers

I love the Canvas Art stickers - awesome graphics and I love the dimension!

This paper is a  collage of a vintage-y road map and license plates and provides a nice generic background for some interesting travel moments!
Road Trip Collection paper, Cardstock Stickers and Chalkboard Sticker

I used a white Uni-ball Signo Pigment Ink pen to write on the Chalkboard Sticker:

We found some place to stop and smell the roses:
Backyard Rose Collection

My brother is an amateur astronomer and has built his own observatory.  We got to do a little stargazing away from the bright lights of the city:
Live by Faith paper; Road Trip 3D sticker

The celebration at the end of the road!  I loved using this paper as the background for this page!
Live by Faith Collection

The entire album, and the chipboard title on this page, are from Want2Scrap:

The back of the album was finished off with this really cute paper and the date of our trip!
Horse Collection paper

Xyron was very generous and sent along some great products for me to use. 
I used the Glue Stick to adhere the paper to the chipboard pages making sure I covered the entire page, especially along the edges. I used a brayer to make sure there was full contact.  It dried very quickly and left no mess.  I used the Tape Runner to adhere the pictures.

Do you remember the front cover of the album?  I used a craft knife to cut out those letters and decided to save them for a future project.  It was easy to do using the Xyron Sticker Maker.

And finally, as a thank you for stopping by I am going to do a little giveaway of my own - a pack of Canvas Art stickers from Paper House Productions!

To be entered into the drawing you can do either or both of the following:
***You must leave a comment on this post letting me know what you have done!***
I will leave this giveaway open until 11:59 pm EST on - May 25th

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

Paper House Products:

Xyron Products:


  1. Wow~ Susie!
    Love this!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  2. cute stuff! love the travel embellishments you used. Funny you started your trip in Lindale. My son and dil and granddaughter live there and I live about 25 miles from there. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

    1. Sherri - It is a small world! My sister has had a place in Lindale for years and this was the first chance I got to visit her there. The weather was gorgeous. The only bummer was that I got there just a little too late to see the bluebells. Maybe next time!

  3. Great album! Love
    all the embellishments
    in it. Also a new follower
    on both your blog and FB.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Love the shape of this album and how you decorated each page.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  5. I. LOVE. THIS. ALBUM!!! Super fun pages, great embellishments... just wonderful to see!

  6. liked and followed. Love the road trip album, very expressive.

  7. amazing mini album... fabulous memories on these great pages using PH products