Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Santa Monica Pier - LRW

What a beautiful Wednesday!!! I am in such a good mood today. The sun is shining and we have SOLD our house (in only 2 days)!! We are scheduled to move into our new house in Elora on July 8th, which means that we have lots and lots of packing to do.

I am starting to pack up most of my scrapbooking supplies, so I am going to be limited on what I can create. I am going to try and focus on Jay's travel book (although I might slip in something different too).

Today is another Little Red Wagon challenge and this week it is brought to you by Rosanne! She wants the team to use 3 or more patterned papers on our project. That was easy........

I decided to make another 'albums made easy' style layout to finish off the Santa Monica Pier.  I just love this style of scrapbooking.  It is fun, easy and really makes me feel like I am getting somewhere with this project.

There are definitely more than 3 different patterned papers on my pages, plus I was able to use up lots of little items I had in my stash.  I found this 'road trip' sign and a curly arrow....along with this chipboard word that said 'GO'.  I arranged them in the first slot to set the tone for my spread.

I used photos that really stood out from the day and tried to pair them up with appropriate embellishments.  Look at this cool, lazy dog laying around on the pier.  You couldn't help but smile and he certainly was resting and relaxed.  

Here are the handsome tourists posing for a photo with the ocean and mountains in the background.  

I used stickers to personalize a few spots.....a super easy way of journaling the day.

I had one photo left over from a previous layout that I did just focusing on this very LARGE snake that Jay and David spent some time with.   I included it on this page to recap the highlights of the day.  

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!  I hope you will check out the Little Red Wagon blog and play along with this weeks challenge.   Don't forget to link up your project so we can all see what you have created.  


  1. Nice work, that is so cool,love it! Looks like fun was had.

  2. Wonderful layout Carolyn! Love all the little details. And congrats on the house!

  3. Congrats on the house. That's great. Lovely LO. Indeed a new way of scrapbooking!

  4. Nice double page layout! Looks like a quick way to do them!

  5. Congrats on the sale! You'll love Elora...I drive through every Tuesday on my way to ball (and I'm usually running late so watch out). :-)

    Wonderful pages. I especially love how you split those two photos.

  6. Love your layout idea.....might have to borrow it for our summer trips to see friends in Cheyenne, Wy, if you don't mind? Thanks for the great inspiration!

  7. Congratulations on the house sale!! Fabulous layout too! I haven't scrapbooked a layout in ages (haven't been to 2SF in ages too). Life's just been so crazy busy. Maybe I'll try some of those pages this summer.

  8. Congratulations on your house selling! A great layout!

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