Today I actually followed along the LOAD prompt and scrapped about my hometown. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and even though I’ve traveled all around the world, living so many miles away now… my hometown still has a special place in my heart. My husband and I would love to live back there for some part of the year. One day.

I created the layout digitally, then printed it out and added some paper bits. I still have trouble choosing the best paper, getting colors right and the like… but regardless, hybrid layouts are super cool to me.

I can use digital tools and get a degree of accuracy and neatness, but then the touchy feeling, playing with paper part can come in the embellishment stage afterwards. I get the best of both worlds and really love the process. Perhaps I’m finally learning how I truly like to scrapbook.

Journaling reads:

Born and raised in Southern California… growing up I didn’t realize how lucky I was to live in such a beautiful area. Although I’ve traveled far and wide, my hometown still holds a special place in my heart. Forever sunny days, never owning a real jacket, being able to grow things year-round outside, still getting to see snow if you drive up to the mountains, the Chinese community and readily available cuisine… so many things I love and miss dearly… my new home in Italy is so different and also wonderful… but it doesn’t replace my first love.