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Photo Friday / Scrapbooking, “Go BIG” style!

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:

Scrapbook

We just saw this apple in Winchester, VA on our road trip to FL. I got a strange thrill upon realizing that I had a Creative Memories autumn-themed pack with apple paper!

Apples

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.

bowling

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!

Columbia Restaurant

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.

Crayon

7 comments

  1. Pat Curry said,
    February 11, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    I love over-stated things! This is a great idea.

  2. February 11, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Crayons! Great minds think alike :)

  3. Margie Lundy said,
    February 11, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    Fun! I’m digital, which makes it so easy on the road. Lots of travel pages (I do state by state) in my gallery at http://margie.digitalscrapbookplace.com.

    • Traci Suppa said,
      February 14, 2011 @ 9:36 am

      Thanks, Margie! Your pages are amazingly creative! Digital appeals to me because it’s efficient, and limitless in design choices. But I stick with the old school approach because I just really like working with paper; it’s therapeutic for me!

  4. kathy said,
    February 17, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Love the red and white color scheme and the whole idea of visiting all those unique places. We’ve been to some fun and unique places, but nothing like those.

    Happy Travels

    Kathy

    http://www.FreeTravelScrapbook.info BLOG

    • Traci Suppa said,
      February 17, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy! These quirky places always make for great photo ops, and the good thing is, you really don’t need to travel far to see them. They’re everywhere! We took our Christmas card photo standing in front of the world’s 2nd largest garden gnome, who lives on a farm 30 minutes away!

  5. Elizabeth said,
    February 18, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Love this Blog Traci! You are just so creative in so many ways and your scrapbooking is amazing!! What fun places you and your family have seen!!

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