Portland - March 2018

I was on a roll, finishing up the 2-pagers from our Canada trip. So I kept going and whipped out this spread from our Portland trip in March. 

Portland '18 (affiliate link)

I kept everything really simple. All the photos are in a grid, except for the Portland marquee that I fussy-cut and used as an embellishment. I put the title on black cardstock, accented it with a tiny strip of patterned paper, and put the year in the top right. Then I wrote a ton of journaling. 

As I've mentioned before, I keep a daily journal. Normally, I use it as the source for my journaling on a layout. It helps me capture my thoughts and memories from when they were fresh. But in this case, I veered away from that a little bit and allowed the passage of time to guide part of my journaling. Midway through our trip, my dad was admitted to the ICU. It was a very scary time and it was hard to fully enjoy the trip. Now that 8 months have passed and my dad is doing great, I was able to include that in my journaling. 


  1. Another fabulous collage/grid style tarvel layout!
    I think I should just send you all my photos from my trips and you can scrap them for me, LOL

    1. Sure - I'll get around to yours once I'm all caught up with mine! You can expect your completed layouts back in a couple of decades or so.

    2. Hahahahahahahahaha! Okay, now I don't feel so bad! BTW - I know how to spell "travel", in case you were wondering ::doh::!

  2. Well done! I love your travel spreads.

    P/s: Glad your dad is ok. :)

  3. Love this! LOVING that you included the info on your dad!! :)


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