Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Most Improbable Shot

While in Chicago, my husband and I were killing a few minutes before heading out to meet up with my brother Jay and his family who were on a sailboat cruise.  We wandered around our hotel and checked out the Gold Lounge on the fifteenth floor where our breakfast would be served.  I snapped a shot of the skyline and then noticed waaaay in the distance a lighthouse.  I started zooming in and snapped a shot of it, and then a sailboat sailed into my frame, and I automatically snapped another shot.  I said to Mark, "Wouldn't it be funny if that was Jay and company's sailboat?"  And funnily enough, IT WAS!  Unbelievable!

Here are close-ups of each page:

The red arrows are pointing to the lighthouse in the distance.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Crusin' with Close To My Heart

My husband and I recently visited Chicago, and on the advice of a friend, we stopped for lunch at a 50's diner called Ed Debevic's.  The food was less than impressive, but the experience was great for a scrapbooker!  50's decor and snarky wait staff made our visit a success.  Here's my layout using CTMH's Crusin' paper pack from several years ago:

One of the things I like to do is add a pocket to hold ephemera--in this case the receipt from our lunch.  I just put adhesive on the sides and bottom of the photo mat, leaving the top open so I could slide the receipt in.

Yes, our waiter's name was Popcorn, lol.