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Thursday, February 21, 2008

A few more from Florence, Italy

Starting our tour, Piazza della Signoria, the cathedral (duomo), the baptistry with the marvelous doors by Ghiberti, and the church of Santa Croce which has tombs and monuments of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo and more.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Start to Italy

Here are the first 3 pages of the Livorno/Florence chapter of my mediterranean cruise album.

For Creative Escape and Inspired Page Swappers

Here are a few random pictures of my album from last year's CE. I was in 2 groups of 2-page layouts and 1 group of 1-page layouts and I only made 1 extra page for my album. Of course I didn't have all the pages as there were many groups. Each group was a group of 10 same as this year. I just took some random pictures to show the variety of the pages, how they all went together and how the pictures fit with them. I hope this helps anyone trying to decide on whether to join up or having concerns about their pages. Some were quite elaborate and some really simple and they were all great and all went together because of the colour selections.
Also the album was sold at Scrap Happy Sisters and I bought it on the shopping tour. It consisted of two chipboard covers, the letters and some page protectors and I bought more page protectors. The cover paper and some of the stickers and die cuts I used in my album were from a package made especially for CE and sold there.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

One layout and an envelope book

This is a layout I did for the Europe album the other day. I couldn't seem to get a good picture of it no matter what setting I tried. The other two pictures are an envelope book I did for the BPS book making class.

The intent of this little envelope book is to use it to collect emphemera which will be placed in the Book of Days I made before.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Little Break from Europe

Here are some things I have been working on in classes from Big Picture Scrapbooking. The first are two Japanese Stab Binding books I made in January. The one with the {a} I made for a swap for a Yahoo group. In February, the class was to make an art journal using pamphlet stitching and I finished the base of mine today. ( Book of Days) I'll be filling it in over a year, starting in March.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Last of the France chapter

I finished up the pictures from Villefranche and Nice today. It was a short day there.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Our first port of call

Our first port was Villefranche in the south of France. While there we took a short train ride to Nice. Villefranche is a pretty town and I think had we spent the day differently and just looked around there it might have been nicer in a way. As it was, we spent quite a bit of time buying train tickets and waiting for the train and it was very hot, so when we got back from Nice we just went back to the ship early. Anyway, here are the first few layouts from this chapter.

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Cruise Begins!

Finally leaving Barcelona! Here is the next chapter in our adventure as we embark on the Brilliance of the Seas.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A final few from Barcelona

I finally finished up the pictures from Barcelona and now can embark on the cruise ship! Here are layouts on Parc Guell ("park goo-ay") an amazing park area designed by Antoni Gaudi, which was up quite a steep hill. After climbing in the heat we had to rest awhile before exploring further. Also pictures of us outside a 17th century building which houses the Maritime Museum and of the Columbus column.

Friday, February 01, 2008

More from Barcelona

I did these today. Sorry for the poor pictures in some cases.

The first two are pictures from Casa Mila (also known as La Perdrera) the Gaudi-designed apartment building. The other four are of Sagrada Familia, also designed by Gaudi and still under construction. Gaudi died before it was completed (back in 1920s).