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Holiday Scrapbook

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.

Scrap-booking- Holiday Inspiration!

Having just returned from an awesome holiday to Croatia, I already want to get back there!  You can probably see why by looking at the snap above.

After a few years of non-travel last year I went to Barcelona (for my 25th birthday), Venice (found cheap flights), and Gdansk, Poland (for my mum’s 60th birthday).  I decided I rather like this travelling thing, although it is just holidaying rather than full on travelling for now and want to keep doing it.  So this year we went to Belfast (for the Game of Thrones Exhibition/Our Anniversary), and Dubrovnik, Croatia.  And I decided before we went to Dubrovnik to buy a scrapbook to use as a travel scrapbook/journal.

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I put in some pictures of my previous hols, as you can see above.   You can also see my little plastic wallet of supplies, which currently includes coloured pens, post it notes, and a newspaper article a friend from work cut out for me.  I have big plans to buy nice tape, ribbons, pockets etc to jazz it all up.  During my trip to Croatia I kept hold of some receipts, leaflets, coins etc to include in the scrapbook so it’s not just photos, which you can see to the right.

Below is the finished product (so-to-speak).  I printed pictures out on photo paper and they came out looking really nice.  I also glued in some small coins, and funny beans I got on holiday (the beans have smiley faces on them and came with our bill at the Dubrovnik Veggie resturant- Nishta).  I also turned my boarding pass into a ‘pocket’ to put the rest of the coins and beans in.  I also got a nice stone from one of the beaches we went to but its a bit big to stick in unfortunately…

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