Even a weekend trip deserves to be preserved in scrapbook pages. I have so many pages from before I started blogging that I thought it would be fun to do a new series of articles dedicated to my past scrapbook pages, so welcome to the “Past Papers” series.
This is a simple one page, three-photo layout. The photos are balanced by the triangle placement. The list is a breakdown of what we did on our Sunday in San Francisco. I enjoy writing little notes like this since we might not remember those activities from that day years from now.
I love Disney so naturally we went to the Walt Disney Family Museum on my first trip to San Fran. I have been experimenting more with busy paper and layering patterns. I was especially excited when I saw this Disney comic paper at Joann’s and knew exactly what I would use it for.
I created this layout differently because I based my picture placement on the paper, whereas I usually make the focus on all the photos, but this paper had some Mickey expressions I really didn’t want to cover. So that also made it tricky, but I started cropping the empty space on the photos that I didn’t need and that gave me the space I needed for the scrapbook page. One of my best friends (shoutout to Annie) who also scraps gave me the tip of matting the photos on black to make them stand out since it’s such a busy paper. I added part of a ticket and trimmed the bag from the pin I bought in the gift shop to work as the title, I also cut a picture of the museum from the pamphlet. They don’t call it scrapbooking for nothing! I love using scraps from bags, wrapping, tickets, and booklets. I was super happy with the end result:
The third page I themed around Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Warf. I started this layout by choosing my photos and color palatte. I used my handy dandy Cricut to write the journal piece. I wish I would have made title letters also instead of the green stickers, but oh well, lesson learned. When in doubt use the Cricut!
I’m so jealous! I wish I could beautifully scrapbook but they always turn out like a 3rd grade art project. I just don’t have the eye. Thankfully my mother in law is very much like you and creates a scrapbook for every weekend we spend together.
Aw thank you! It takes time and some practice.
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