Friday, July 26, 2013

Our Fly Drive Holiday

When I scrapbook, I don't use many items that are themed. My wedding album has nothing that would lead you to believe the photos are from our wedding, and I'm perfectly fine with that. I tend to pick a couple of collections that I feel provide the best vibe for the photos, then build a kit from there. I don't often go back into my stash as I work on a project and I use the scraps and the same embellishments throughout the album to maintain continuity.

For our vacation this year, I changed my kit process a little and selected a different set of patterned paper for each place we visited. Oddly for me, I used a lot of pink on these layouts, but it really worked.

National Scrapbooking Day fell in the timeframe that I was working on this album and so I got to enjoy creating layouts for my album while doing some fun challenges. I was not a winner, but my album is complete, so I'm a happy camper! You can see the layouts I created for challenges at my Two Peas gallery, but I wanted to share a couple more here.

For the title page above, the journaling card from Simple Stories {Urban Traveler} was perfect for the bullet points of our trip. I had bought pieces from that collection as well as picking up some Studio Calico {Abroad} on sale before we'd even left.

Not only do I love the story behind this photo, I love how 4 different lines worked so well together! There is Fancy Pants {Park Bench}, Glitz {Uncharted Waters}, My Mind's Eye {The Sweetest Thing}, and Simple Stories {Urban Traveler}

Visiting Bryce Canyon was absolutely stunning, and though I scrapbooked several large pictures, this layout was one of my absolute faves! Some more My Mind's Eye {The Sweetest Thing} and {Miss Caroline}, and some simple embellishments were all that was needed!

Do you buy (and use) themed products?


  1. So cool how you mapped your fly/drive route on the layout! Great pages!

  2. FABULOUS pages! I tool love how you `mapped`everything out!

  3. I really like the simplicity of your pages because the focus is on the story and photos....I've always wanted to take a trip like that. What an adventure!

  4. LOVE THIS!!! these are great pages!

  5. It is nice when you can mix and match pp from different manuf. I love your Bryce Canyon photo!

  6. Gorgeous photos and fab layouts!

  7. Great layouts, love the labels with journaling on the first one and the third one is amazing with this photo enhanced !


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