16 Jun 2012

How to have the perfect day in California?

I thought I'd better get blogging since I lost a couple of followers in the last fortnight. What do followers want from you? I think you have to live first and blog second. But I have got quite a few pages and projects I have been working on that I've been meaning to share.
I'm still working through our holiday pics from our California road trip last summer and I love creating every page as it takes me back to some really happy memories - especially in this miserable June weather! This layout captures some of the activities on our first day. We awoke really early in Santa Monica thinking that we had slept in, when it was actually 5 am! So we started early and went for a walk along the pier. Then later we rented bikes and really explored the craziness of Venice Beach and the tranquility of Santa Monica the opposite way. I was struggling to think of a title but then went for 'Perfect Day in California' as at the end of the trip we all agreed that it was our favourite day of the trip.
I used a sketch from Shimelle for this layout (at least I'm sure it was although I have just looked through her blog and cannot find it, it may have been from a magazine then!?) as I have been having scrapper's blog recently. I was glad as I used a few sheets up that I was struggling to know what to do with. I fussy cut the bottom California part from a fussier sheet and felt it was perfect for the title. I like the hidden journalling too.

It is my sister Tamara's birthday today and she was the one who accompanied us on the trip. It was great to have her there as my shopping buddy (especially in the scrapbook shops) and my cupcaking buddy as The Belgian is not the biggest fan of these two activites. I wish I was in London with her today, especially as she had brunch with my other sister, Gem, at Bill Granger's in Westbourne Grove. I just reviewed it recently for my other blog.
Will be back later with some more of my A4 scrapping.
Have a great Saturday!


  1. I love this page!, the california strip at the bottom works so well cut out and on this page, I might try that trick too! I love the polka dots and the hearts and the pink, yellow, blue colour scheme works really well, it was definitely a great start to the holiday! x

  2. Yeah I love using the California sign as a header, v.clever! would have been fun to have you in London too. p.s buying dad an actual father's day card is not an act of out-doing - it's just normal! most people do it!!

  3. A beautiful page!

    I read somewhere that the great thing about losing a follower is it means you are still holding onto the ones who really want to be there - I thought that was good!


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