A picture might say a 1,000 words, but those words are pretty important on their own! What I am trying to say is, pictures are not the only things that hold a memory or tell the story.
On your trips this summer - look out for things that will make you remember WHERE you were and WHY!!!
What you needItems from your vacations, maps, phamplets, tickets, receipts and whatever else you find. General scrapbooking items like gel pen, paper trimmer,cardstock and adhesive. No special tools
In my Vacation Album scrapbook
I used “road” sticker strips. Looks just like a road and I put a little stretch on each page. This continues on each page and just offers the amenity of “continuation” in your album.
I used the map of the area I went. This is especially good for places like National Parks or a specific location. Although I do admit I did a scrapbook layout from California to Texas – and used the map highlighting the trip on Interstate 10 East! That is what I used as the “background” paper! The actual map!!
And I made other little markings for things on the way that I want to remember. This way, the map as the “background paper” not only offers the theme of “travel” but also offers memories! Cuts down on cost and thickness of the layout. If you don’t have the actual map or it isn’t in usable condition – scan it and print it out!
You can use admission tickets and pamphlets that you might get at a destination.
Pictured above is a photo of my scrapbook layout (12 x 12) I did for Disneyland.
This is a 2 page spread, and has 5 photos of my 2 kids at different ages when we went to Disneyland- so it shows “Disneyland Through the Years”.
It also has admission ticket showing the price of admission and the parking ticket to see how much we had to pay to park!!! Admission is about $52 to Disneyland this year – in 1999 it was only $36!!!!
The pamphlet that they hand out as you walk in – I just cut out the map of the park and it shows the whole park with all the rides – and we always look to find our favorite!
Look Out For Other Things That Hold Memories
Had I been thinking “scrapbook” when I went, I would have also kept food receipts from when we bought the Mickey Mouse pretzels and the frozen chocolate covered bananas. Or the label from the popcorn box or even a pebble from a walkway!!
There is so much that you can find that will offer you memories. Don’t just rely on photos. They are great and do their part, but other mementos are just as great.