A Day in San Francisco

Just about this time last year, Steve's manager (Andy) came to visit California. Steve works from home for a company in Ohio; Andy recently moved to Ohio after living and working in England all his life. He'd been to Southern California once before for business, but this would be his first time in Northern California. We were excited to show him the sites. Topping Andy's list of must-sees was San Francisco.

We live about 45 miles from San Francisco, so we have been there many, many times, but it was great fun to explore the city with a first-timer. At Andy's request, we started the day with a cable car ride... which was something neither Steve, Trevor, nor I had ever done! I guess when you live close enough, you don't always do the touristy things that you would when visiting on a vacation. Trevor and I started an alphabetical photo contest to pass time while we waited and continued it throughout the day. So much fun! From the cable car stop, we walked to Fisherman's Wharf, had lunch at Boudin, and watched the sea lions at Pier 39. From there, we drove to Ft. Point and toured, then walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. No matter how many times I walk across it, I'm always surprised at how cold and windy it is compared to the rest of the city! We drove out of SF over the Golden Gate, then stopped for In N Out burgers on the way home so that Andy could try another iconic California item. It was a fantastic day.

When it came time to scrap the day, I decided to go with a grid-style layout inspired by Polaroid photos. I cropped each picture, then matted it in white with a larger border at the bottom to house the journaling. I glued them haphazardly to the page (which made me twitch a bit), then added a title card in my handwriting with a laser-cut Mrs. Grossman's sticker of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a really fun page to put together.


  1. Loveeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the grid design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love the grid design and your homemade polaroids! I definitely need to use that technique (polaroid) in the future! BTW what a coincidence that you are sharing this...David and I are going to San Francisco this weekend; it's been a few years since we've been!

  3. I love the way you captured the memories! Is it wrong that the first thing I noticed was the haphazard alignment? I like it, even though it's not your signature style.

  4. That's funny - I would not call that haphazard at all! I love a good grid layout but mine tend to look like this one even if I'm TRYING to line it all up perfectly. I tend to go with grossly haphazard on purpose just because it's easier! :)

  5. I think this page is awesome! You know how much I love grid layouts! Super adorable layout Cindy.


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