Nothing much happened at the beginning of Week 14, but it ended on a high note! Chris had a 4-day weekend and we took a little trip to Vilnius, Lithuania. He's been super busy at work lately and we just needed to get away for a few nights. My layout for Week 14 documents the trip.
I know I posted the Word Art Titles in a quick post last week, but here they are again! Click the link below to download them. Designs A, B and the 6x12 divided page protectors were used. Visit my "freebies" page to download ALL 52 Weekly Word Art Circles.
Embellishments in this layout were kept to a minimum. I would rather focus on the photos than worrying about the enhancements!
Since I so many photos I wanted to put in the layout, I needed sacrifice using too many journal cards. But that didn't mean I was sacrificing my journaling! In the 4x3 photos above and below I did my journaling in Photoshop before I printed the photo.
Other than reserving a hotel room, we went to Vilnius without any plan. We didn't have a schedule, didn't know what we were going to see-we were just kind of winging it. By not having a plan or being tied to a schedule allows you to just stumble upon little treasures and finding them yourself instead of following a guidebook. This is what happened when we came across Literatu Gatve. We accidentally walked down this street and I fell in love with it! It's a street that has a permanent outdoor art gallery dedicated to past and present writers and artists that left their mark on the city. There are over 100 pieces of art-mixed media, drawings & paintings-all from local artists-displayed on the walls along the street. The photos above show some of the works displayed. We walked down the Literatu Gatve several times during the day and the evening. It was such a picturesque little street. I love that we found this treasure together!
Instead of labeling some of my photos with tags or stickers, I labeled the photos in Photoshop before I printed them.
Again, more journaling on the photo. Vilnius seemed to have a big Italian influence. The city was full of Italian restaurants, Italian bakeries, shoppes and of course Catholic churches (beautiful churches). Fiorentino's was a restaurant located around the corner from our hotel. The chef is from Tuscany and the decor in the place made me feel like I was in Italy! The food was fantastic! I would love to go back and visit this restaurant in the summertime. Our waitress told us they have outdoor seating behind the restaurant in a beautiful courtyard. She took us back there, and although it was cold and dark, I could imagine how beautiful it would be in the summer with flowers tumbling over their containers from the balconies that surrounded the courtyard.
It was a great getaway. I can't wait for our next adventure!