Featuring: Pattern #280 Rows
Scrapbooking Vacation Memories
If you are getting ready to hit the road on a fabulous summer vacation don’t forget to pack the camera! Along the road there are often unique photo opts that may never make it into your scrapbook albums because you only took one or two.
It isn’t often that a single photo is featured on a Mosaic Moments Grid. I know I’m usually trying to get as many images on a page as I can, but I will admit that there are times when I only have one, maybe two photos of a particular event and I’m hesitant to devote a whole page to it and often overlook the memory entirely.
Today’s pattern will be a solution to that dilemma and suggest a way this pattern might also serve as a title page or introduction to a larger collection of layouts from a single event or trip with multiple layouts in the collection.
Pattern #280 is a perfect pattern to show off one or two photos. The style lends itself well to being a title page for a collection of photos allowing ample journaling space for an introduction and a feature photo. And if you only have a photo or two you can successfully build a page quickly. The borders are just right for a large title or adding embellishments.
Let’s look closer at each idea for scrapbooking vacation memories.
1. Washington DC
Our first layout will be a feature page that will serve as title page for our DC trip. This page showcases one photo and a story.
I love Hannah’s photo of Andrew up a tree with the Washington Monument in the background! I’m so glad you kids had fun walking around seeing the sites. When I dropped you all off I was terrified letting you all go. I worried that I’d get lost and then not be able to find you all again. It was almost too true as I got in the wrong lane and landed up in Arlington Cemetery instead of just looping around again. As much as I missed being with you all as you saw the sites I loved the enthusiasm as you all told me about what you did and what you saw. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and everyone took wonderful photos. Maybe next time in DC you’ll have more time to see and do more than this quick trip allowed. Maybe you’ll even get to stay for the Cherry Blossom Parade.
There are more photos taken by six different family members that might give a better overall look at that trip through each person’s eyes in several layouts where tags are used to acknowledge the individual photographer while painting a fuller picture of the event…but that’s for another day!
• 12x 12 Mosaic Moments Grid Paper: Granite
• Mosaic Moments Dies Set B
• Patterned Paper: Scrap Your Trip Cherry Blossoms
• American Crafts Cardstock: pale blue
• Cardstock: white
• Font: Memo
2. Mount Rushmore
The second layout features a large title and large photos. The page is also made to resemble one of the National Parks brochures with bands of color in the borders sections of the pattern.
The photos are trimmed from 5”x7” prints using Die Set B so they fill the whole spot without a mat. It’s a good choice for some of those impressive photos you have taken.
Chipboard letters are painted in black acrylic paint and adhered across the top with the subtitle/location printed in ink below.
Mount Rushmore is a National Memorial in South Dakota that is a must see vacation destination. This year the National Park System celebrates 100 years why not join them at one of the hundreds of parks, memorials and historic places with your family and capture it all?
The Mount Rushmore page will likely have a series of layouts all with the same grid color and some of the accent colors to keep a theme going. I may even mix in photos and layouts from multiple trips over the years for interest at a later time; meanwhile this layout stands alone nicely.
• Mosaic Moments 12×12 Grid: Cypress
• Cardstock: Black, Core’dinations: Argos (a grey green shade)
• Mosaic Moments Die Set B
• Chipboard Letters
• Black acrylic paint
3. Chess Club
The third layout is from one of our favorite campgrounds that has a giant chess board to enjoy. I’ve used a pattern paper in a checkerboard pattern for borders and hand cut chess pieces as embellishments. Each piece is doubled with foam mounting tape for dimension and covered in crystal lacquer for a shiny contrast to the paper it is mounted on.
The Chess Club is one of those layouts of a more random event; it’s a stop along the way for us as we travel. While taking photos our campsites helps us remember each stop along the way, the time the kids spent playing chess at this Bowling Green, Kentucky KOA was the event that set this camp apart from others. It makes a great 2 photo memory with this layout.
Next time you pull your vacation photos out to scrap you may take advantage of pattern #280 to feature a special event, begin an album or give an overlooked memory a featured place in your scrapbook.
• Mosaic Moments 12×12 Grid: Sandstone
• Cardstock: black, white
• Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio-Black & Cream Diamonds
• Hand-cut chess pieces from http://tumbledrose.com/woodworking-plans/scroll-saw-chess-pieces/ PIN: https://www.pinterest.com/fivepines/craft-tutorials/
• Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer
• Foam mounting tape
If you have vacation photos ready to scrap, hopefully you’ll be motivated to try a few of these ideas out. If you are still planning where you will go this year maybe a few of these ideas have already sparked your imagination for photos to shoot. Remember, scrapbooking vacation memories as soon as possible allows you to get all the journaling done while it’s fresh in your mind. I’m hoping you’ll share some of those layouts on our Facebook page; I can’t wait to see where you’ve been and what you’ve done and the wonderful pages you create!