Friday, June 14, 2013

Sail Away With Me

I have a few other things on my bucket list which I would love to do.  Funny how the four things on my bucket list all involve traveling.  Of course I'm working on the pictures of courthouse!  I'd love to see a baseball game in the home field of every major league team, but I could give up that just to see the Cubs play in Wrigley Field!  I have many years ago met one of the heiresses of the Wrigley fortune....ahh that doesn't count.  I want to see the Triple Crown run....the key though I want to see all three races in the same year.  The third is I want to go on an Inside Passage Cruise to Alaska.  Not a big list!  Short lists are much easier to conquer!

In 1984 my grandmother and mother did take that cruise to Alaska aboard the Royal Viking Star.  They left on my grandmother's birthday, her 80th.  Dee-Dee took my mother who would turn 50 later that year.  I found the album of  the photos and brought it home last month because the album and not the photos are deteriorating.  I've done two layouts so far and I'll post the other when a week from Tuesday when it posts on Nuts About Sketches.

I just love the Studio Calico Atlantic and Crate Paper Pier to work on this album.  I'm also going to order Echo Park Birthday Wishes from the Photo Freedom lines.  Perfect for the photo with Crew and Cake on Dee-Dee's birthday!  But these photos show Mom and Dee-Dee on deck as the ship sails out of San Fransico.

A couple of other things about the layout.  I love the Boats & Anchors of the Atlantic Line.  I have the complete itinerary so those darling boats with the numbers on them are great for 1st day, 2nd day, etc.  I used Paper Bakery Kit Club Sketch #5 that Juliana Michaels provided.  Unique idea for borders!  I also was drawn to my May PB Kit to use the Lily Bee Kite Strings as my base!  Love the busy feel to the layout, too, as I don't imagine cruise ships aren't crowded.  Although the Star is no where near as big as the super cruise ships of today.  This sketch just begged to be used for this vacation.  I'll probably use it again, but with some different ideas now running through my head!

Thanks for taking a bit of time with me today.  We'll see you Monday as I'll be working on my flower garden and some scrapping!  I'm going to try to get two more pages done from these photos this weekend.  These will be done in Project Life Style.  As I started to total up what it will cost just to do this album I am pushing $400 so far.  I know I will have left overs but not alot!!!  For 120 photos I'm just stunned!


Katrina Hunt said...

This is wonderful!! I love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at TPB.

Juliana said...

Love your bucket list! It certainly seems realistic and made me think about putting my own down in writing!!!
Great layout and those papers are so perfect for this! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Bakery too!!!