You know what's fun? Sitting down to scrapbook a vacation. It helps the memories of that trip live on. And playing with paper stuff? Even more fun.
My general vacation photo process starts with downloading all my pictures and backing them up. For this year's album, I then used Tracy Larsen's Simply White Collection to put the photos on 4x6 canvases. I really like the look of having white framing each photo and using her templates let me put multiple photos on a canvas and/or put two 3x4 cards onto one print.
I had my photos printed at Persnickety Prints and they arrived a few weeks ago. On Saturday I finally had a few moments to sit down and play.
Because I am primarily a digital scrapbooker, I don't have a designated space in our house to scrapbook. I've done a lot sitting criss cross applesauce in the living room, but for this one I claimed the kitchen table. Opened the curtains to get some natural light and spread out my supplies.
I have my cards organized by kit in 4x6 Iris photo boxes and my embellishments are organized by color in the same boxes. (I have 3 totes with 16 boxes each at the moment). This is before my first layout, so you can see my photos laying in the middle of the table. I have one core kit pulled and 3 boxes of embellishments (some colors have more than 1 box). Some scissors, a paper trimmer, a box of Design A page protectors.
For my first layout, I took process pictures and plan to post a flipagram on Instagram today of my process. Here's the finished product for day 1 of our trip:
I have no idea what core kit these cards are from. I thought Honey but I have another box labeled Honey that I'm pretty sure is correct. So I don't know. But I'm pretty sure Honey.
Here's some details:
I have so many embellishments that I have no idea where they came from, but if you see something you want a source on, let me know and I'll try to figure it out.
And some detail shots:
The yellow and pink just came to me while I started picking out cards and I love the final look. It is so easy to find embellishments when I have them sorted by color, but I do like keeping my core kits together.
I am having so much fun using physical products to put these pages together! I love getting my hands dirty all over again! Digital was perfect when I had little kids at home, but now that they're older, I'm enjoying this chance to be creative!