Okay, so my dirty little confession is…I scrapbook. (Sorry if you were hoping for something more sordid.) I’m not rabid or anything, and I could stop any time I wanted to. I don’t have a problem. It’s a creative outlet, and a social thing, since I only “scrap” with a bunch of girlfriends, surrounded by snacks. My enablers.
My favorite ongoing project is the 8×8 scrapbook dedicated to the world’s largest, longest, tallest sites we’ve visited. I started it before I started this blog. I think it was partly the inspiration for Go BIG or Go Home.
For Show and Tell today, I wanted to share a few of my bestest pages. Do you have great scrapbook pages from your travels posted online? Feel free to link to them below so we can take a look!
Every good scrapbook has a title page:
I don’t always use “real” scrapbook supplies. I save any interesting scraps of paper for layouts. On this page from our trip to Tampa, I use a zebra print paper that I saved from … get this … a box of Madagasgar-themed valentine cards! I’m also a sucker for travel-themed embellishments, and have spent more than I care to admit on products like the fun compass brad in the lower right corner. If anyone has any extra 40% coupons for A.C. Moore, please send them my way.
Sometimes it is challenging to fit all the images I want in a 8×8 layout. What was I thinking picking a small album for BIG sites?! On this page from our visit to the Columbia Restaurant, I barely squeezed in the three photos I really wanted to use. The title scrap is from their take-out menu!
The very first “world’s largest” we saw as a family was the crayon at the Crayola Factory‘s gift shop in Easton, PA. The Girl wasn’t even born yet, and it was long before the birth of my other “baby,” this blog! The blue splotch-shaped paper behind the bottom photo is actually a Crayola product. It came in a pack of different shapes and colors. I also used my journaling stamp from Stampin’ Up to write a short background of the crayon.