|Posted: 8/13/2013 9:10:59 PM|How do you document your vacations?
Do you use Project Life/pocket pages?
Do you make mini books?
Do you create photo books?
Or do you just use traditional pages to document your vacations?
There's a great new eBook Inspiration Vacation, that explores several different ways to document vacations, but I would love to hear what you use, with the summer travel season coming to an end!
|Posted: 8/13/2013 9:59:26 PM|I do a little bit of everything.
For our Disney vacation I did things Project Life style using Snap products.
When my husband and I traveled to New York for our anniversary I tried my hand at scrapping on the road using a mini album I created.
But just as often I use a daybook album, especially for shorter trips like a recent jaunt to Chicago.
I just go with what ever suits my fancy in the moment.
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 8/13/2013 10:12:18 PM|
Depends on the vacation...
For weekend getaways, I just do a regular 12x12 layout or double layout in my "places we go" scrapbook.
For longer vacations, like our trip to New Zealand, I did a smash book on the trip, journaling things that happened (so I would remember) and keeping receipts, brochures etc.
Then I did one whole 12x12 album of layouts with the photos and mixed in pocket pages for extra photos in between layouts.....
|Posted: 8/13/2013 10:14:28 PM|
I did a PL style binder to document a trip to the US southwest last year. I thought it would go together quickly but it actually took forever. It was tough getting the same numbers/orientations of photos for the backs of each page to match the fronts if that makes sense. I think I am going back to a photo book for my next big trip.
Engineer, wife, and mommy to two cute gaffers!
Loc: Queens NYC
|Posted: 8/14/2013 7:09:06 AM|
i make a traditional 12x12 album of my vacation
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|Posted: 8/14/2013 7:13:31 AM|
Most of our trips/vacations get their own 12x12 album of traditional layouts.
I'm also doing an ongoing mini album of our travels that highlights the places we've gone because we're hoping to make it to all 50 states.
Loc: Chesterton Indiana
|Posted: 8/14/2013 7:42:05 AM|
I create a whole 12 x12 album for our vacations. I take a lot of photos on vacations. All though I must admit we do not take many vacations.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 7:42:46 AM|
My primary scrapbooking effort goes into documenting our vacations. I use the 12x12 format and 95% of the time, have multiple photos on one page. I seldom scrap 4x6 size photos. I include all sorts of ephemera in my scrapbooks including the often graphic paper bags from the gift shops (I spray them with anti-acid stuff). My pages are the opposite of simple, generally. I usually try and tell the story of the location, in addition to our feelings/activities there. So, for example, when we were in France and visited some royal chateaux, I also included some of the history of the site in my "journaling." Sometimes I've taken 2 years to finish a vacation scrapbook (or scrapbooks, as the case may be) and sometimes I've finished them in weeks. Because of the time lag, I've learned to make quick journal notes in a small notebook when we are on vacation so I don't forget details.
For summer day trips, I've used Smash. That is quick and easy for me.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 8/14/2013 7:52:57 AM|
The majority of our vacations go into our family album that is ongoing/chronological. I mainly scrap with divided protectors these days since it's quicker for me.
I'm not big into mini albums and it's gotta be a really BIG vacation to warrant it's own full album.
"When was the last time you did something for the 1st time?"
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:01:03 AM|
I have been pondering the same thing....I have typically scrapped vacations in 12x12 albums, either traditionally or in divided page protectors. However, I have been toying with the idea of photo books. I take a TON of photos on vacations, so it would be a great way to include more.
However, the only problem I am having is what to do with the memorabilia?? I know I could take pics/scans....but there are certain items that I would want to keep in the album. For example, I have a small bag from Tiffany's on our NYC trip. I really want the actual item in the album, instead of just a picture. Right now, I use one of the Becky Higgins Big Envelope Pages at the back of the album for extra memorabilia. What would I do with all the physical items if I made photo books instead?
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:01:08 AM|
Each year when we go to the beach I give everyone a mini book of last year's beach vacation. Its a tradition now. And my sister has a basket full of them at home.
But I also make lots of regular pages to put in the regular chronological books.
Loc: Quebec, Canada
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:02:54 AM|I make a mini for each of our vactions, because I take so many photos it's the only way I can get them all together with my journaling in a short amount of time. I will also make a couple of 12X12 layouts of my favorite photos or memories of each trip.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:08:59 AM|
I make traditional 12x12 pages that go into my regular album.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:15:15 AM|I usually do 12x12 with divided page protectors (for extra pics).
But I am also thinking of doing a mini album LIKE THIS. There is a lot of room for pics and journaling.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:19:02 AM|
Last year we went on a 4 day trip to Savannah and Charleston that took up 1 album (3 ring). England: 2 albums (3 ring). Our trip to Italy takes up 4 post-bound albums! (And that was with adding pages to each album. Without additional pages, that trip would have been 5 albums at least.)
it's gotta be a really BIG vacation to warrant it's own full album.
Note that I only use about 10% of the photos I take on my sb LOs. The rest of my photos go into regular photo albums.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:19:04 AM|
We travel a lot. For week long trips, I do mini albums and less than 5 trip overview layouts in my regular album. For recurring destinations, I have ongoing mini albums and just add a couple pages each year. Usually stuff doesn't change very much from year to year. For weekend trips, I do a couple pages in my regular album. We are planning our first Disney trip with our 3 year old and extended family, so I am planning my first 12x12 vacation album using pocket pages.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:24:04 AM|Previous vacations I have scrapped traditionally. Last time, I was so not good at culling photos, I ended up with 5 albums for 6 weeks I swore I wouldn't do a traditional vacation album again. This time, I am taking PL cards to journal on each day, and when I get back I will put them in sleeves and choose some photos to go with them, and probably do a digital album with more photos. That way memorabilia gets a home, and I get to play with some digital scrapping.
Pea, Glorious Pea
Loc: In the land of loss...weight loss, that is. 44.8 down, about 6.2 to go! :D
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:41:42 AM|
We travel about every 6 mo. or so. I usually take a TON of pics. Depending on where the trip was (Somewhere we have already been and taken pics before or a new place) I will either create an entire 40ish page 12x12 album, or may just do 10-15 pages and add them to an existing album from the same place with a separator page. We take WAY too many pics not to do a full 12x12 album. That's almost all I scrap besides pics of us and our pups, so I go all out.
I have been known to also create a mini album of some of our more memorable trips just for DH to have.
Havin' a Tiggerific Day!
|Posted: 8/14/2013 10:48:20 AM|
traditional 12x12. I do layouts for each of the boys' albums. I figure they will be with ME until I die and then they can have them, ha ha ha
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 8/14/2013 11:13:29 AM|
First, I should mention that the only place I travel is Disneyland, but in the past 5 years I've gone at least once per year and these past couple of years, I have been lucky enough to go 3 times per year.
When I get home from my vacation, it goes right into Project Life. If I never scrap that trip again, that's fine because it's documented in that album. I used to find Disney layouts really difficult, they always sorta hit me over the head with "I'M A DISNEY LAYOUT" when I saw them in galleries. Then, after watching Shimelle scrap her Disney day, it clicked!!
Don't put pressure on yourself to scrap an entire Disney album after you get home, that's why I love documenting my trip in Project Life, it's there and it's "done", it gives me the freedom to go back and scrap when and what I want. This way I don't get burned out on the topic.
I scrapbook a Disney layout like any other layout (nothing particularly themed about it) and something I will add in a small bit of Disney here and there. I have posted a few of my Disney layouts in my 2Peas gallery.
Loc: an Aussie in Germany
|Posted: 8/14/2013 11:35:23 AM|
Most of my scrapbooking these days is vacation scrapping - we're empty nesters with no grandkids, and live far from most of our family, so we have very little of the 'regular' events happening.
I make 12x12 pages exclusively - I find it easier to store the albums if they're all consistent sizes. I use 3 ring albums, so I can get a fair bit in each one.
Since we've been living here, I am sorting my albums by country, with pages in chrono order in each one. The only exception is the album I made for our cruise last year, as it covered 3 countries (Italy, Greece and Croatia) so it is all together in a separate album.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 11:36:50 AM|If it is a Disney trip it is usually more than a complete album, I just find those photos so scrapple but I have realised recently that with the amount of holidays we go on that is going to result in far more albums than I can store.
So for our recent trip to Turkey I made a little smash book with old paper acetate and stuff took a toiletry bag full of stash and made a little diary as we go along. That means I don't really need to journal on my layouts. Now I will make a maximum of ten layouts with multiple photos for the trip.
In December we are going to Mexico for Christmas I am going to try to do a sort of December daily in pocket pages and include that trip and then do maybe another five layouts.
We will see how that goes
|Posted: 8/14/2013 11:54:33 AM|I'm presently working on a trip that my husband and I took to Paris in 1999. This was before I was a scrapper, so I didn't do much documenting at the time. I am working on 12x12 pages and I guess you can say I am taking a more artist approach. You can see some of my supplies and ideas on my blog post, My Paris Scrappy Supplies. You can also click on Paris Series under Categories in my sidebar to see all my Paris posts thus far. I am using my lack of documentation as an opportunity to come up with some creative journaling. Now a days though, I find it best to bring my pocket calendar along on trips and jot down notes of our daily activities.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 11:58:32 AM|I've got a tag on my blog I've been trying to add to with projects about vacations: Vacations
|Posted: 8/14/2013 12:10:24 PM|
I've been doing 12x12 albums for vacations for the past 15 years, with most pages including at least 2 photos, sometimes more, along with memorbibila from the trips, such as ticket stubs and/or brochures.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 12:17:40 PM|Vacations are one of my favorite things to scrap. And I want to say yes to all three formats OP. And they are all right here at 2Peas for free.
Vacation minis like: Marco Island Mini Album Video. Instructional video on how to organize vacation photos + memoribilia.
Disney vacations like these: Disney Snap Project Video or Disney World Book
Layouts: Ocean City. I have a lot of vacation layouts in my gallery as well.
|Posted: 8/14/2013 12:35:14 PM|
Love all of these examples!
I usually do 12x12 pages/books, but am doing a lot more PL style stuff lately, so I think that's how I'll do the majority of our recent vacation. I'll be doing pages for 3 different books though, because I'm crazy. Thought about a mini book of some highlights, but I'm not sure yet...
|Posted: 8/14/2013 12:39:01 PM|
I used to do big albums with 12 x 12 layouts, but it's really hard to share those (and I love sharing!), so the last couple of trips I've created mini-albums. I just took a trip to Chicago for a Star Trek convention and am scrapping it in an 8x8 album, just featuring the actors that I met. I think I'll do some 12 x 12 layouts for our family album, too, but the 8x8 is a perfect way to share with friends and family without boring them. I'm also incorporating a lot of hidden journaling - keeps memories for me, but doesn't bog down the pages when others are just skimming the album.
Click below or copy & paste this link into your browser to see a couple of examples:
|Posted: 8/14/2013 12:40:01 PM|Like I mentioned before, here's a great new eBook that explores several different ways to document vacations, and why each of the different "formats" were used... might be helpful if someone isn't sure HOW to go about documenting a vacation!
Here's a link to Inspiration Vacation, if you're interested!
|Posted: 8/14/2013 1:42:23 PM|
Mini books are my fave!
|Posted: 8/14/2013 3:22:18 PM|
I use traditional page layouts for my holiday scrapping. I also did this last year to document my granny's trip overseas to visit me last summer so she received a complete album for her Christmas present.
I am, however, going to make a mini album for a friend's birthday in November about our trip to Barcelona together and I'm actually quite looking forward to that - should be reasonably quick and easy and I know she will love it. But for myself, standard 12x12 is what I love.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: East Coast
|Posted: 8/14/2013 8:00:20 PM|
Vacations are what I mostly scrap. So I do 12x12 albums. A week long trip is easily 2 albums worth. We pack A LOT of different places and things into a week.
Our last vaca was to Alaska and I have pics of Anchorage (hiking Flattop Mtn), Eagle River, Fairbanks, Denali, Arctic Circle, Pipeline road, glaciers and Seward as well as other pics taken on they way to these places and pics of my DGD at the park, with her new bike, etc
|Posted: 8/14/2013 10:48:27 PM|
I love to scrapbook our vacations! Because I am the slowest scrapper on earth, I keep a journal during the vacation so I don't forget what we did!
For extra special vacations like our trip to Ireland last year, I will do a quick digital scrapbook on Shutterfly, just so we have something in hand right away. I will then scrap my gazillion photos in my 12x12 albums when I have time. I do separate albums for vacations. I am WAY behind ... working a trip to England from 2003 currently.
|Posted: 8/15/2013 7:07:35 AM|
I forgot -- I've done minis for friends/family who have vacationed with us.