I really didn't want to ride the rentable bikes scattered all over Paris. The rules of the road are different there, I didn't know where I was going, there were a myriad of reasons why it just wasn't something I NEEDED to do. My sister harrassed me. I resisted. My nephew pitched a fit, I caved... And, honestly, it wasn't too bad. Especially as I just had to follow Rina, I didn't have to navigate. Until we got to the one way street! Bikes are permitted to go the wrong way down a one way. You literally have an inch clearance between your handlebar and the parked cars on your right and the moving cars in the road!! Harrowing!! I didn't have a 4 year old in my basket like Rina did either!!
Prior to my arrival in Paris I had done some online shopping for much coveted French scrapbook supplies. (With the astronomical pricetag that accompanied them, gulp....) They were delivered to my sister's apartment at a fraction the cost that it would cost to have them shipped to me here. And they look just smashing with my Paris pictures, don't you think? With a few "local" bits and pieces for a complete look.
No you're not seeing things, I had to remove this pic as this layout is out for publication! Check the July 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes!
The left hand page! Note the rental ticket that I used on the page. It's fun to include memorabilia that personalizes the page.
This picture has been removed too!
The right hand page! I searched high and low for the Glitz line that goes with the circle flags, I know I ordered it and it's somewhere in my scrapbook stuff... It would go perfectly with this 4 Heures 37 Eiffel Avenue collection. I can't find it anywhere... Don't you hate that? Guess what tonight's mission is?!
Still absolutely LOVIN' my Cameo. No regrets whatsoever!
Love the sublte bicycles in the yellow and the bigger 4x6 journal spot.
That yellow star button is another little trinket that I picked up in Paris at a local knitting shop. I love the yellow, red, teal and grey color palette that this 12x12 polka dot page introduces. Goes well with the red of my jacket and the grey of Paris during the winter.
It's been a while since I've done a double page spread! Leave it to Allison and her awesome sketches to inspire me to do it once again! I did think it a waste that I only have three pictures on a two page layout... But the embellishments really support the page. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
How have you spun your wheels lately?