Friday, October 9, 2009

Behind Door #1


CBS has replaced the 72 year old Guiding Light with a new version of Let's Make a Deal. I could rant about this for quite awhile. Instead, I'm going to borrow their phrase to describe what I did to correct a weakness I have in scrapbooking travel pages. Hint: there is a door #2 coming up.

Like every good scrapbooker has been taught, I do not use ALL my photos. I do use LOTS of my photos. When we go on a trip - particularly a big trip we have saved and planned for - I want to capture all of it in our scrapbooks. This however either takes many pages or makes for very crowded pages. I've used hinges and various types of hidden photo tricks before. Usually though it is when I run out of room that I put one of these in place. This time, I planned ahead.

Waimea Canyon in Kauai was beautiful yet I didn't want to devote more than 1 page to it near the end of this album. Also I really wanted to showcase this one terrific photo. So I mounted the photo on a large piece of cardstock I stamped with lots of leaf images and distressed, then added these cool hinges I bought a couple of years ago from our one local scrapbooking store.


Behind the photo? Door #2 - Lots more photos layered with tabs.


Another virtue of these pages is all the scrap cardstock I used up. Now I won't feel quite so guilty when my next paper shopping urge hits.
The next time we travel, I will probably use some of Stacy Julian's tips on creating a photo album scrapbook. I finally stopped to read what she was saying (and had been saying for a long time in her magazine) and look at her examples in a blog post a few weeks ago. I won't give up capturing the special moments in our trips on regular pages. I'm sure there is a way to combine the two. To see Stacy's ideas, click here --> http://stacysbigpicture.typepad.com/altogether_too_happy/2009/09/photo-album-scrapbooks-10-tips.html
Note: If you like Stacy's blog, she has moved as of Oct 1 to stacyjulian.com

Ingredients: Stamps: Stampendous Summer Leaves, Stampin' Up! Totally Tabs
DSP: Solid Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up!, Stripe by My Mind's Eye
Chipboard letters: undressed Wilma by Basic Grey
Inks: Really Rust by SU!, Tea Dye by Ranger
Hinges by: Daisy D's
Ribbon from Stamper's Alley scrapbooking store
Metal tag: Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware by SU!

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