Oh boy. I wish that title meant I was going to San Francisco. This girl could not only use a trip, but has been craving to travel. We’d talked of going to the Kalispell/Glacier area again at the end of August and it was a good thing it never came together because, hello…fires. The west side is basically closed.
I just can’t believe all the devastation going on right now in so many places. Fires, hurricanes…it’s just so saddening. All the destruction in both beauty and people’s lives. I think this year has had more than its fair share. Time to be over Mother Nature. My heart just goes out to everyone.
So, San Francisco…what an amazing place. Dan and I went there for an anniversary a few years back. Would love to see it again…soon.
For now I’ll just have to live vicariously through Laura’s recent trip. Love, love, love how she always shares so many photos on a two-page spread!
Take a look…
As part of our little “staycation”, our family took a day trip to San Francisco. We only live an hour and a half away, and yet I can’t even tell you the last time that I have been there. My girls have both gone, on day trips with their friends. But I’m pretty sure the last time I went out that way was back in high school. Lol. I left it up to my oldest daughter, Alyssa, to guide us to a few good places in the city, since she’s been there the most. While there were a few times that we purposefully thought to stop and snap a few photos, we didn’t really force the camera on each other that much during the day. So I was pleasantly surprised when, between Alyssa and I, we managed to get a good variety of photos from the day on our phones.
I do one photo order each month for my Project Life album, and I order just about every photo from my phone (and any the girls send me) as 3×4″ photos. I knew that I would only include 2-3 photos from this trip in my actual Project Life spread for the week, so I had tons of photos leftover to create a layout. I did go and print the 3 photos I used in my Project Life album again, so that I could include them on the layout as well.
Since I had quite a few photos I wanted to include, and they were all 3×4″, with the exception of one 4×6″ photo, I decided to arrange all of the photos around the outside edges of a two page spread. I’ve used this page design before, and it’s a great way to get lots of photos on a two page layout. And it’s pretty typical that I’ll line up all of my photos across the page, and I’m somehow left with a gap. Meaning a few of the photos didn’t print at exactly 3×4″. Never fails. This is why I simply added the small strips of black and white dotted patterned paper to the outer side of each page – to hide that gap!
After arranging all of my photos on the spread, I was left with a 4″x9″ section on each page (or 18″ across the spread). I wanted to keep with neutral colors on this layout, and decided to keep that middle section white. To add a little interest to it, I die cut a circle background from Kerri’s Background Basic kit from white cardstock. I love the white-on-white effect, and it adds a subtle touch.
For my title, I combined the “destination” from Kerri’s Pack Your Bags kit and “SF” from her Weathered Door Alpha kit, cut from patterned paper and black cardstock. I finished off the spread by adding a 3×4″ Project Life card, my journaling, and a tag with the date.
What a cool idea to add the strip to ‘mind the gap’ of the photos. No one would ever know. Looks like an amazing trip and an amazing page! Clean and so many photos.
I love it.
Now where shall I plan for a place to go…