Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WHOOHOO I scrapped!

YAY! I was *so excited* that there was zero to watch on tv last night, lol. I know I know - I gotta get my priorities in order! I've just been feeling like a blob and wanting to veg out in front of the television lately! Vacation hangover maybe?

ANYWAY...I took some time to scrap last night - and put together this page from our vacation. I am *determined* to scrap this trip and get the pages printed so we can all enjoy them in an album! I usually get overwhelmed by these "bigger" projects (like vacation) with lots of pictures, and they end up getting overlooked for smaller, one-page scenarios with a shorter time committment.

ALSO - I am trying a new approach, and so far, I LOVE IT! Instead of winging it, and pulling photos and page kits and etc from all over (and wasting a TON of time searching my files), I printed out thumbnails of all my vacation pics, and wrote detailed journaling notes about what I wanted to scrap from our vacation. This was eas to do, since it was still pretty fresh in my mind, and I am making it a goal to jot notes from now on, WHENEVER I dump the camera memory card onto my computer. I think I will keep a little journal just for that! I am trying to be better about including more journaling on my pages too, so this will help with that.

This page layout is a scraplift from a page that is featured in the May/June Scrapbooks etc. magazine. It was a paper layout, but I thought it worked well as a digi page too. I tweaked it a bit to work with my photo composition, but the basic layout is the same. I just love the bracket template with the notepaper - the perfect place for journaling!

Page Credits: What Dreams May Come kit from Studio Flergs at Scrapbook Graphics, bracket template from Jen Caputo at Scrapbook Graphics, Notepaper from Heather Ann Designs, stitched photo frame from KSharonK at 2 Little Pixels, Happy Alpha 3 from Marcie Reckinger at Funky Playground, Courier font.


10 comments:

Elaine said...

Great vacation photos and I too love the journaling bracket, cute layout

Victoria said...

I haven't taken the kids to Universal Studios, but it looks like a fun stop! The layout is fantastic! I know what you mean about daunting album projects. I have 2 to finish. Best of luck on getting everything designed and printed!

Kiki said...

What a great idea about the thumbnails and journalling after vacation! Thanks!

Barb said...

that's a darling page and I love your blog banner!

DawnMarch said...

Love you page and it's such a great idea to keep notes on the photos so you can remember them later!

Heather said...

Beautiful page! And that sounds like a really easy way to keep track of everything! i should try it!
Have a great day!

catherine said...

Fabulous page and love your idea about the thumbnails and journaling!

Creative Junkie said...

That thumbnail and jotting down notes is a GREAT idea! And I have to say, your banner is adorable!

Jane said...

Good idea on organizing your vacation memories. I find that the sooner I get a vacation scrapped the better, and I usually use a lot of pictures per page and not a lot of embellishments. It goes together quicker that way, and then I can get my book back and everyone can start enjoying the memories.

Eve said...

That is a fabulous LO!!