I have lived in Virginia my entire life, but I have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or visited the monuments in Washington DC. I have heard a lot of people say the same about where they live. There's something about feeling like you can't be a tourist in your own backyard. Every single year since I can remember, my hubby and I say we're going to see the cherry blossoms, but we never have. When Chris was little, we took her to the Smithsonian several times, but we never made the cherry blossoms or walked the extra distance to the monuments. The official Cherry Blossom Festival doesn't start until March 20th, but we decided to beat the crowds. It was beautiful. For those of you who don't know, in 1912 Japan gifted DC 3,000 cherry trees. This year is a special celebration because it is the 100 year anniversary. For more info visit http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/2012-centennial/
Orchid exhibited at the US Botantic Garden
It was so much fun, I can't wait to start a scrapbook!!! That's right, scrapping is a thought that's never far away. It just so happened that 2 very perfect collections from Pink Paislee just arrived in the store that would be perfect for a mini album to commemorate my trip.
London Market would be the perfect mix of travel and shabby chic. But...
Spring Jubilee is the perfect spring collection with cherry blossoms on it!!
I NEED your help!!!! Which collection should I use???? Click on the collection images above to view the entire collection. Take a look, then leave a comment on this blog post telling me which collection you think I should use. You have until March 29th to leave a comment. On Friday, March 30th I will pick a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate to www.melissasamuels.net that you can use toward scrapping your spring trip!!!!