Saturday, August 28, 2010

San Francisco Road Trip Scrapbook


Last summer at this time, I had just come home from a trip to California. I blogged about it last August, but the gist of the trip was that my cousin, in California, welcomed a new little baby into our family, and my Mom, brother, and I went down to fight for her affection. ;o) We made a road trip out of it and stopped by the Grand Canyon, and San Francisco on the way...or I guess SORT of out of the way. I made a small album over the last few months to commemorate the trip. We rarely get a chance to get away as a party of three anymore, and I know this is a rare little road trip of memories I'll cherish, and now my album is complete.
I love 8x8's b/c they are pretty easy to throw together, and don't require, or have the room for a lot of embellishment. Don't get me wrong, I love to embellish, but my checkbook likes it when I'm limited.
Here are a few of the pages in memory of a few of the adventures....
I love driving to California b/c it takes you through a lot of Old Route 66, and some really fun old towns...

The Grand Canyon never gets old. This was my third trip, but my brother's first site of this incredible canyon. I squished as many pictures on this small page just to remember that we went....

...and then it was my turn to visit a new location....

I walked the Golden Gate Bridge....the fog lifted long enough for me to see beyond the Bay, I loved it!

...and have you ever seen a cuter baby?

Ever?
I love this little girl, even if she screams when I hold her....as long as she stops by the time she's sixteen or so, I'll be OK....
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7 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. And great news you finished the scrapbook. I can't tell you how many pictures I need to print, organize and scrap, for myself and friends. The longer I put it off, the more places I go and people I see, the more I have to do. Ugh! Best wishes for your weekend. :) Tammy

PS Loved your barbed wire wreath. I've been wanting to have monthly themed wreaths for my front door -- something else I think about but don't do. :/

Slipstitches said...

Congrats on finishing your scrap book it looks great!

Kathryn said...

I love the layout of your eclectic scrapbook - each page is a new visual adventure.

Kansas Amy said...

Where do you find all of this time! I used to scrapbook years ago and have the books for proof.. but I just never make the time anymore. Great job Christy!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

You're right 8X8 are such a great size and it's nice to have a project completed. Sounds like a wonderful trip and a great way to remember it all.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Very nice!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Love all the pops of red you used on each page to make it cohesive. Featuring this tomorrow on my Friday Favorites. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!