Pioneer Trek

trek - wagon wheel

Experiencing Pioneer Life

Elements and Tiny Explore are two of my very favorite sets to use and were absolutely perfect for these pictures I had of my son, Matthew, when he went on TREK two summers ago  – – a church activity that gives the youth a chance to push and pull handcarts and work together to reach their goal, experiencing a little of what their pioneer ancestors went through when coming west.

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I wanted to create a wagon wheel and a trail for my border, and I was pretty excited when I pulled out my Rings and Tiny Explore and found that they worked perfectly to create the wagon wheel.  I threaded Happy Trails right through it and layered the title right on top of the trail.  It was a quick and easy border that fit my pictures perfectly!

-Debbie Budge

The rest of the layout came together pretty quickly.  I added some arrows and gears and all my favorite pictures, then I simply followed the other basic steps of the Play-To-Create process: trace, cut, ink, replace! I love how it turned out. It is such a fun memory for Matthew and I’m so happy I could capture it in this layout.  He came home tired, sweaty, and dirty, but he was so happy that he went! Definitely an experience worth having!

Designer Templates Used:

Abbie Road (3a, 3b) Happy Trails (3A, 3B) Strips (½”) Adventure (5) Elements (6) Playtime (3) Rings (2) Tiny Explore (4T, 5T, 6T) Tiny Shapes (3T) Tiny Bracket (4T)  & Photos Set

Paper Used:

On the Go by Paper Loft

Have you or your kids done something that was hard, but ultimately fulfilling? Share with us in the comments section!

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  1. Great layout (I love the wagon wheel) and the paper you used fits your photos perfectly! My hubby and I went on a cruise with our 2 youngest kids a few years ago and we climbed up a big waterfall (Dunn River Falls, Jamaica). It was hard to do but once we did it we were so proud of ourselves. Especially proud of our son who survived a cancerous brain tumor and achieved victory over this challenge. 🙂