Friday, 15 May 2015

Focus your Craft and Soul blog hop

Welcome to my part of the Focus your Craft and Soul blog hop.....which is part of Jennifer's weekend craft extravaganza.
Over the past year the focus in my house has been on plans to celebrate DD1's 'big' birthday [and her friend's one].....she knew exactly what she wanted to do.....an epic 2 week visit to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.
The focus has been on.....when to go.....connecting the flights....where to stay....places to see....trips to go on....fun to have.
She was determined to see and do as much as humanly possible in 2 weeks....so we had a pretty exciting [and exhausting] schedule.
But she also wanted to focus on having as much fun as possible....and fun she did have....plus apparently in Hawaii having a British accent greatly increases the amount of fun a girl can have!! 
So this is the first page made for what will be a massive album.
I wanted a large 'in your face' title...and found some fun, felt letters in my stash.
I also wanted the 'theme' and photos to be the most important part of the page......so no patterned paper apart from the background....just a few flattish embellishments and appropriate quotes
I now need to focus on making the rest of the album......and DD1 has caught the travel bug....and is going to focus on saving up for a couple of years so that she can take a year out to travel!!!

Jennifer is giving away a brilliant WRK Insta Album Kit.....enter to win by commenting on all the blogs in the hop.....the giveaway closes on Sunday 24th May at 10pm [UK time]...so you've got plenty of time....and it's open internationally.
I'll also be giving a little scrapbook related prize to one randomly chosen commentator here...also closing Sunday,24th.
To continue on the hop please pop on to Ruth's lovely blog.......and if you get lost head back to Jennifers blog.

36 comments:

furrypig said...

so excited to see the start of your USA holiday album from this year, sounds like a fab adventure and I am looking forward to seeing more...love the fun first page xxx

Cheri said...

You have a FUN start to what I'm sure will be an epic album!

JO SOWERBY said...

OOooh travel I'm jealous. Love the pictures so far and I am sure the whole album will be beautiful
Jo xxxx

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Definitely a fun page to celebrate!

Sarah said...

Great 1st page for the alum. Can't wait to see more photos from your trip! x

Claire Newcombe said...

Haha sounds like all that focus paid off and there was plenty of fun had ....that's what holidays are all about x

K said...

Great page & most certainly does look fun.

Sandie said...

Sounds like you all had fun, and more to be had filling your scrap book!

Melissa said...

Fantastic first page to the album! You are going to have so much FUN re-living the trip as you scrapbook.

Karen said...

An absolutely perfect title and first page to the album!

mandysea said...

Oooh! You just make me want to get out that travel album and start getting some pages done!
Love your focal titles and yes 'Girls just want to have fun'
Love this!

Annie Claxton said...

Lovely page Jackie, bright and full of fun :o)

Dawn said...

looks like such a fun trip, love the bright page to start your album

My not so simple life said...

Sounds like an amazing holiday, great layout :)

Sian said...

Oh,wow! I'm imagining a fabulous big fat album absolutely stuffed with pages about all the amazing memories..

Jackie said...

Great start to a super album!!!!!! Good luck with all the rest!!!!!! Might need a second album?? LOL

Frances said...

Love the idea of the simple background paper.

Gill said...

Fabulous!
The trip sounds so exciting!!

Louise said...

it must have been amazing..great layout Jacky x

Lynne in NI said...

What a fabulous LO Jacky, it will be a great memento of your holiday :)

LeAnne said...

Great layout. Sounds like a very fun trip.

LCSmithSAVED said...

The felt letters were FAB & you had me won over immediately with the Dr. Suess quote :-)

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Those bright primary colours are perfect for those fun photos.

Janet said...

What a fun layout! Love the photos!!!

Clare Brown said...

wow girls really know how to have fun and your page reflects it perfectly!!

Kristin said...

Wow, that looks like SO so much fun! And what a great way to celebrate a big birthday! Your layout captures the fun beautifully ;) xo

Natalie Nelson said...

Looks like they had loads of fun. A fab way to spend a big birthday. x

Camille L said...

Just by looking at the pictures, you really had fun! Love the layout!

Janis said...

What a fabulous trip and such awonderful LO!!! AWESOME!! Really enjoyed seeing the photos. Love how you have them clustered and the rest of the page as mostly "white" space for the big title and the other elements!! Terrific work!!!
<3 J

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mandysea said...

You've inspired me to get another page done for my travel album!! Thanks!

pinky said...

I'm so jealous, your pages are amazing and really tell us a lot about the trip Jacky!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Blogging along....you certainly have plenty to focus on in your family! Love the multi photo LO and that you journaled on the front like that - it's such a lovely memory of your busy time!!!

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful layout, Jacy! You have definitely focussed on the fun, and the album is going to be a wonderful keepsake!
Helen xox

Daphne said...

What a great page and good luck with the rest of the album!

Jennifer Grace said...

Brilliant! I love the bright background and how you didn't use too much pattern, and the big title really stands out! Thank you so much for joining in the FYC&S Blog Hop! x

Becky said...

Be careful! I was just doing one epic album for our silver anniversary trip and it's turned into four as I created so many layouts! And that's four d ring AC albums! Have great fun creating it and reliving all those memories.