Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scrapbook Sunday

Putting together my zoo alphabet and looking at the pictures from San Diego got me reminiscing about that trip, our last SoCal trip from Fall 2004. Wow until I wrote that I didn't realize its going on five years since we went. What a different life we led then, when we were childless and fancy free, LOL!

I added rub-ons and tied a ribbon around the 12X12 scrapbook that all the pages from this trip are in. I have no idea why I put Paradise Found offset like that, I kinda cringe whenever I look at that, but once on those rub-on are on! I've got a ton of pages crammed into that scrapbook but I'll only share a few today, in fact I took so many pictures on that trip that all the ones from the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park are in their own book. We stayed in this great little budget hotel in Malibu, right on the beach. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing and it was paradise. The room, not so much but for that view I can overlook a lot of things. Plus compared to a lot of places in the LA area it was a steal. I used a kit I got on sale to put the page together, the sewing was all done for me; the 3D tags and photo corners were already assembled. I'm sorry for the blurriness but a certain someone cut into my photo taking time so I didn't have time for a redo.The first night we were there, we went for a walk along the beach in Santa Monica. The famed pier was pretty empty but we weren't there to go on carnival rides anyway. The sunset was pretty spectacular. I thought the decorative slide mounts on this page turned out pretty neat. They're plastic and I backed them with cardstock that I wrapped with ribbon and added a metal charm to.
I think everyone who comes to LA is required to take at least one Hollywood sign picture. here's our versions which due to the haze didn't come out that fabulous and I gee do I look dumpy in that photo! Do you like me attempt to recreate my own Hollywood hills for the background of this layout? Am I cheesy or what?! You know we had to stop at Disneyland and I am so glad we did. We both loved California Adventureland. It was fun to go and see something totally new at Disney. Brad even liked it and he can be Mr. Grumpy on vaca sometimes. The pictures in the layout above are from Disneyland and are of the iconic ride It's A Small World. Even though I am grown up, I still love that ride! I made the background by using my Creative Memories circle cutter to cut all those circles. I like the break from black, red, white, and yellow that are in most of my Disney layouts in this one.

Noelle and Holly are your hostesses this Sunday as in the past for Scrapbook Sunday, please head over and see their scrapbook pages too!

11 Friends Said:

Kim said...

Awesome pages!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hollywood sign page.

Michie said...

Thank you for sharing. I love looking at scrapbook pages, looking for inspiration. I like how you used the patterned paper. I love patterned paper, but sometimes I think I go overboard with it. I think I need to start using it more for accents than letting it take over.

Kristen said...

I love the Hollywood sign page. And as for the blog's new look... it's super cute! :)

Mama King said...

Love that picture of you and your hubby on the Santa Monica page. You guys looks so relaxed and happy!

*Noelle* said...

your pages are just PHENOMINAL!!!

Holly said...

Cool pages, Katie! ♥

(We all gotta have those cringe moments! I think they're fun!)

~Bobbi~ said...

Great idea Scrapbook Sunday! You should make a button and linky so I can join. Maybe it would encourage me to make more time for my scrapbooks!!!! ;)

Orange Juice said...

I HEART So Cal LOL

Alicia said...

I love the offset words on the cover, the whole cover & the picture, being thats the one I see of you & B everyday!!!
...right next to the rotating images of ER!!!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Fun times! What a great memory to have and to look back on. Time truly does fly!! Great pages. I know I've said this before, but I really do want to join in! Maybe next Sunday?

Vickie said...

Oh girl! You do not look dumpy:)

I like the scrapbook kit that you used and the background with the circle is cool. Very creative. Giving me an idea:)

I didn't know you could put a rub on a photo album that has texture on it. I will have to give it a try! Also the Paradise Found title looks fine. I didn't think anything was wrong how you layed it out. Actualy it looks good:)

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