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Tuesday 24 January 2012

California Dreaming

Good morning all, I hope you are well. I managed this two page layout last night:

My eldest went to California with the school when he was 17 (he's almost 22 now!) and I've just got around to scrapbooking the pictures!  Dunbar in Scotland where we live is twinned with Martinez in California due to the links with John Muir the conservationist. They spent several days in Martinez with an exchange family then travelled to Yosemite for a two night hike, then went on to San Fransisco for some fun.
I've used a scrap mat from Scrapology as the inspiration for the layout. All the papers are from my bit box and added elements are leftovers from a kit I used ages ago. I've added some stamping using a La Blanche stamp and iced spruce DI.

Challenges entered:
Scrapology - scraplift
Crafty Boots - inspired by a song

Carol x


  1. very impressive! Love your layouts Carol. Its fun dressing up and keeping memories this way - something you can go back to time and time again :)

  2. Looks fabulous, two great pages xx

  3. Great layout and a great looking keepsake for what appears to have been a lovely trip! I love your song choice too. One of my favorites! Thank you for joining in with the Inspired by a Song Title theme at Crafty Boots Challenges xx Denise

  4. Love you double page Carol,fab pics too.xxx

  5. oh this is one super layout Hun wonderful photos hugs cherylxxx

  6. Great layout, I love your design and choice of song. What a fabulous way to keep your memories of a special holiday.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Beautiful scrapbook layout pages! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. Great LO Carol the photo's are amazing and you have shown them off wonderfully :)

    Michelle (not Sue lol) x

  9. This is a super scrapbook momento of what seems to have been a fabulous trip. What a way to hold onto thos memories for ever. The double page layout is just composed perfectly. Great work.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  10. Carol, it's lovely you should do more scrapbooking the double page layout is stunning:) Sandra H

  11. You've created two fab pages Carol. Great way to look back on memories. Carolxx

  12. Looks fabulous Carol, I wouldn't know where to start with something like this! Lisa x

  13. Fab & great song. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  14. Great layout!! I like the birds that you stamped throughout : ) Jealous about that trip to Yosemite!! I've heard good things : )

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  15. CAROL.....better late then never...I say!! And such a WONDERFUL 2 pager it is!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!


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