12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) + cardstock (Bazzill) + Alphabet stickers (Jillibean Soup) + Die-cuts (Jillibean Soup) + Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
A Note from Donna
As strange as it might sound, I take better pictures with my SLR camera than I do with my point-and-shoot. It is probably because I use my SLR more often and have more familiarity with the menu and setting options. But sometimes I forget my camera or we have a change of plans and so I keep a point-and-shoot camera in my purse. This way I have a camera with me at all times. The photos on this layout were taken with my back-up camera at a pizza restaurant, so indoors with poor lighting. The shots came out dark and some had some motion blur. I worked around this mostly by printing the photos rather small; the largest size photo on this layout is 3x4 inches. Also, I didn’t want a dark patterned paper competing with the dark photos and so I chose to use a light colored background for the photos and used the colored patterned paper only as a border.
In search of great East Coast style pizza we headed to Pizzeria Luigi after seeing it featured on “Guy’s Big Bite.” Located in the Golden Hills neighborhood of San Diego, it’s a bit of a drive from where we currently live. The pizza was excellent though and we enjoyed a calzone almost as good as those in New Jersey; the boys loved it too. All around it was a great trip. November 11, 2010