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Back to routine.  Back to photo management.  Every month I go through my photos and hit “delete”. Typically, this does happen every month but not this summer.  While trying to catch up, I ran across these photos from a last minute trip to Cape Spear, Newfoundland – only a twenty minute drive from my home.

This story needed to be told right now. I jumped off the couch and got every rolling. In fact, I had already documented this story on a blog post.  All I had to do now was put the layout together.

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This time I started with the story.  I copy and pasted the story from the blog post onto an 8.5×11” canvas in Photoshop.  I hit print.

I printed the photos with a border using my Canon Selphy printer knowing which photos I wanted where.  Note that the two vertical ones were printed together so that I didn’t need to cut them.

And finally, I used the Stampin’ Up! All Year Long Project Life ™ Card kit and Accessory kit for this layout.  It’s very simple. It’s very clean.  It’s what works for me now in my busy lifestyle.

Both pieces of the layout go side by side in my album as shown below.

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“It was mid July when we decided to get up on a Saturday morning and explore Cape Spear.

Ahem. Rewind. My husband actually suggested this short adventure. Now. Ryan is amazing in many ways but to say he has a “get up and at ’em attitude” would be completely out of this world.  “Let’s go to Cape Spear.” He said. “Where can we go today, do you think?”

Coming just back from work – now being 10am.  I wanted to just sit down with a coffee.  But I was silenced. A deer caught in head lights.

…shhhhhh.  Nobody. Move. Let’s see if he says it again..

“We don’t have anything until when?”

… could this be real life?

“Well, I suppose we can go to Cape Spear if you want to. We have a birthday party at 2pm and we have a Butterfly release at 4pm at Bowring Park.”   And… so we did.

Cape Spear is the most Eastern point in North America. Today was the day to go to Cape Spear.  The whales were jumping everywhere.  We saw them close and we saw them far. Of course, not caught on camera.  It never gets old.  Not this kind of beauty.  Like many parts of Newfoundland you can be sure that weather can be a big factor in your experience.  But no amount of weather can stop you from feeling the energy of this place.

If you are like me, the thought of having my three year old unpredictable “Batman” near the edges of any cliffs will bring my heart out of my chest.  The laws were laid: “STAY ON THE PATH”.

Hey. Hey. Hey. Kid. Kid. Jack. Jack!?!?

“What did we just say?”

On. The. Path.

“Read. The. Sign.”

Easier said then done. But I was born for this challenge. Bring it kids. I can already see my mini me dragging Jack back onto the boardwalk in between cartwheels and Ryan not seeing a thing.

We started our hike by travelling towards the Atlantic Ocean from the parking lot where we could point out Signal Hill. We followed the boardwalk and the dirt trails while watching the whales dancing in the distance. Quite literally. We saw five at the same time as we walked in.  We stopped at the look-out where crowds are often gathered looking for sea creatures.  Today they found plenty and you could feel the excitement. The whale lost their appeal as it seems waiting 10 seconds between blasts of water bellowing out of their spouts was too long.

As you go around the hike you end up in the entrance of the old jail.  We climbed the canons and went inside as far as you could.  At one time, you could walk through a short path of this dark and grungy place but it’s locked up now…. and well, thank goodness… I am 34 years old and am still scared of the dark.  Regardless, its like there’s a tingle in the air… like you can feel the spirits and the magic, most certainly you can feel the heros and the sorrows that occurred.

Right now, I am just here for the party.

“Party. Party. Party.” The Husband would say.

Following the path to the lighthouse.  Batman was slow as molasses – Still, there were no complaints from him or any person on the path behind us.  On the contrary, Jane is doing cartwheels on every platform.  I didn’t stop her – there’s lots of room to be yourself here.

Happy adventuring.”

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If you are interested in Stampin’ Up! and are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalog or if you have any questions/comments to share at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador

Follow Cathy Caines and her scrapbook stories on her webiste : http://www.inthecatcave.com

Supplies and images used are © 2016 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Whisper White cardstock, black archival ink, 1” circle punch,  Project Life photo pocket pages, All Year Long Project Life © card kit and All Year Long Project Life © accessory kit, Stampin’ Up! date stamp (retired), mini stapler

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  1. joanne darrell Reply

    How blessed to be living close to nature so the kids and adults can have great memories.

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