Scrapping and Journaling your Vacation

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Summer is almost over, and there is a pile of vacation photos sitting on your desk just begging to be scrapped. What are you going to do?  I’m here to give you a few ideas!

The most obvious and easiest way to take care of a great number of those pictures would be a mini-album. My favorite way to design a mini-album is to pick a few sheets of coordinating patterned paper (usually three different patterns work well), some coordinating embellishments, and some base cardstock and use only those things within a sketch. The sketch is key. It makes the assembly of the pages super simple. Here is the cover and a few pages I did for my cruise vacation last year… The flowers, Basic Grey papers, and flocked rub-ons carry through the entire album keeping it cohesive and allowing the pictures and journaling to become the main focus.

Going beyond the mini-album…Let’s do some single pages. The most favorite parts of your vacation need their own pages. Make extra copies of those pictures and give them their own special place in your albums.

Sometimes you find those pictures that touch your heart or tickle your funny bone. They may not be pictures of your favorite part of the vacation, but you want to document how the picture makes you feel.

This one started out with a conversation that happened while on vacation, but made me go off on a completely different tangent about picture taking.

And let’s not forget comparing the past and the present. So many of us have gone on vacations as young children or as newlyweds and then gone back to those same places many years later. It is so much fun to look at the old pictures and compare how things have changed or sometimes have stayed the same. Dig out some of those old vacation photos and do some side by side comparing!

Now, go make a dent in that stack of vacation pictures! You can do it!

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