Thursday, 11 August 2011

Escape from Alcatraz

Morning all,

I have finally finished my scrapbook pages to show you- these were from our amazing holiday to California last year.

We went on an evening boat trip to Alcatraz. I must confess I didn't think it would interest me really but I am so glad I went. We set off early evening so it was still light but came back after dark and after watching the sunset we saw the twinkling lights of the skyline of San Francisco.

The island is in a beautiful location with views of the Golden Gate Bridge but I don't think the prisoners got to see much of it !

After dark it was very atmospheric and we listened to the slamming of the cell doors which was 'awesome ' as they say over there lol !

For the first page I cut up and inked some pages from the visitor guide........... those facts that you learn at the time but can never remember a couple of years later !

I used the Word Window punch to 'round' the cell bars and added a little Tiny Tag with Escape on it............... The second page shows my photos

Colours are River Rock (very appropriate ), Soft Suede, Crumb Cake with a bit of Chocolate Chip and Old Olive. Here are the 2 pages together...........

I must spend more time scrapbooking, I really enjoy it when I do !


  1. Julie this is fab. I have always wanted to go to San Fancisco and over to Alcatraz, Jules x

  2. I love your layout Julie especially the little details like the bird on the rock. Great idea to add the info from the visitor guide too. That looks like quite a trip! Vx