Vacation Memories — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

For this blog hop, we are focusing our projects on scrapbooking in honor of International Scrapbooking Day on March 4.  I’m really glad we were given this theme for this hop because we went on a family vacation last August and I had the best intentions of making a scrapbook of our memories, and here it is March and I hadn’t even started.  Project Life to the rescue!

We journeyed 2700 miles round-trip to Washington, D.C. in a car with three kids last summer.  I have two teenagers and a preteen, so they were able to entertain themselves during the ride, and the scenery was new to us, having never been to this part of the country.  We did most of the typical Washington, D.C. things while we were there, and we had a great time together as a family.  It was a fun trip!

I chose the Let’s Get Away Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack for my album.  It is perfect to document a road trip.  I chose to use the 6″ x 8″ pocket pages because they are small enough to be able to get pages done fairly quickly and since this album will just be for this one trip, it didn’t need to be very big.  I’m still working on some of the pages and since there are 20 of us in this hop, I’ll show you my cover page and a couple of my other layouts.

DC Cover PageThis is the first page in the album.  I love traditional scrapbooking, but I don’t do it very often because it is time-consuming for me.  So for this vacation album, I decided to make the cover page a traditional scrapbook page — no pockets.  The rest of the pages use the Project Life Photo Pocket Pages so that I can make quick pages and get this album finished before we take another vacation.  🙂

I started with a 6″ x 8″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut out part of a map of Washington, D.C. that we used on our trip and laid that down as dsp.  And then I layered little mementos from our trip over the map — ticket stubs, Metro card, etc… and secured some with washi tape from the Let’s Get Away Accessory Pack.

I stamped some little grunge-y elements from the Timeless textures stamp set onto a couple of the corners for some added fun elements.

DC Cover Page Close UpI made the title for the scrapbook with a 3″ x 4″ Grid Card and the alphabet stickers from the accessory pack.  The cute car sticker came from the pack too.  The date and row of dots were stamped with Memento Black ink and Crushed Curry ink using stamps from the Project Life Day to Day stamp set.  I laid one of the acetate photo filter frames from the accessory pack over the card and attached it with staples.  I love the fun and subtle touches of color it adds to the card.

DC Capitol PageThis is a typical spread in the album.  I sorted our photos by the days of our trip.  On the first day we went to the Capitol and some of the other places on Capitol Hill.  You can get a closer view by clicking directly on the picture.

I attached a couple of the mementos from the day on one of the Let’s Get Away cards and stamped some more of the Timeless Textures stamps directly on the card.  I usually use my own handwriting to journal on the cards, but because I wanted to fit a description of all of our day’s activities onto this one card, I printed it on my computer printer instead.  It is on a grid card, stamped with a Timeless Textures stamp as well.  This stamp set is a perfect accessory for this Project Life kit.

DC Monuments PageMore of the same here.  Just slide the pictures into the pockets, add a journaling card and done!  This spread is of our first night in D.C. — a walking/bus tour of many of the famous monuments after dark.

So do you use Project Life?  Or do you prefer tradtional scrapbooking?  I really love that I can use a mixture of both in the same album.

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!


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Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Day to Day, Timeless Textures
Project Life Supplies:  Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Photo Pocket Pages, 3″ x 4″ Grid Cards, Let’s Get Away Card Collection, Let’s Get Away Accessory Pack
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Memento Black



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