Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blast From the Past: Sanibel Island Scrapbook

I have been dying to share something scrappy.  Unfortunately, A) much to my dismay, I haven't been scrapping much and B) one of the projects that I have been wanting to share hasn't been photographed yet.  

I could just say that I have been incredibly lazy, but that wouldn't exactly be the truth.  If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that I am all up in the middle of the Beachbody: 21 Day Fix.  I am not going to high-jack my crafty post with fitness, I will save that for another time, but I am truly hooked!

Back to scrapping!  I searched the archives and I don't believe that I have ever shared this album.  It is is my very first true scrapbook.  My parents took Zach and I to Sanibel Island, FL for three vacations since 2006.  I can honestly say that this is one of my happy places.  Sanibel is so very laid back and not over run with touristy stuff.  The city has passed an ordinance that there can be no building over two no high rise condos!!  The beaches are beautiful and don't even get me started on shelling there....Sanibel is known for the "Sanibel stoop".  Shells that I have collected from our trips are some of my most treasured souvenirs.  My mom also vacationed there as a young girl, so to me that makes it even more special.  

Even though this is my first, it is still one of my favorites.  It was a Christmas gift to my parents, so I have to look at it when I am there....but I do secretly wish it stayed with me! : )

Just in case anyone was wondering.  The book is from K & Company and all paper and embellishments are from the Alix line from Anna Griffin.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. It sounds wonderful!! I'm on my phone and apparently this plug in is not supported... So I'll check out the pics later :)

  2. How nice! Many many years ago i used to live in Ft Myers. Sanibel was very close and i always enjoyed going to the beach there.

  3. I've been following your workouts on Instagram! You are doing an awesome job! You've been motivating me to get up early and actually run instead of just walking!

    Your scrapbook is beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful time, how great that you got to go with your parents and Zach! I'm sure they really love having the book to remember the trip by :)

    PS. I love the Shutterfly app you are using to show the pictures. I definitely need to look into that - how did you do it?

  4. I love Sanibel! What a wonderful book!!! I remember the fabulous shells!

  5. Looks like a wonderful place to vacation.
    such a great scrapbook with wonderful memories.
    I will not be sharing my first works in scrapbooking..I would blind everyone with the neon papers I only had, teehee.


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