After my trip to America (New York and Washington DC) I thought I would try my hand at scrap booking. I’ve kept a scrap book before but then lost interest in it, and it sits half-filled on a shelf somewhere. For this project I chose a smaller scrapbook that would be dedicated just to this one trip.
Whilst I was there I kept hold of receipts, tickets, restaurant business cards, food packets etc Anything really that I liked, that summed up the USA to me, or that reminded me of the trip. I have the Rishi tea bag wrapper from my birthday lunch. I kept the baggage check tickets from the very rude staff member (fond memories). And I have the flattened Milk Duds box that kept me sustained for the first few days of jetlag in NYC.
I took a lot of photos with my phone, and a bunch with my digital camera. So I could start planning it all out as soon as I got back. I did a lot of notes when I was planning it out- that’s how my brain works! I listed the photos I wanted to use, the items I had to include, and also what we did each day to remind myself. I still manged to mess it up and get two of the days the wrong way around!
But I also used film cameras (Canon Ixus and Diana F+) as well, and had to wait to get them developed before I could see if I wanted to use any of them. So it dragged a few weeks annoyingly. Below you can see a an image that boyfriend took with his phone (left), it’s off me with my film camera. And you can see the photo I took of him with my film camera (right). You can also see how much better digital cameras adapt in lower light levels!
It’s not perfect, some pages look a bit messy or odd. But I’m pleased and plan to do it again when I go away in October to Riga.