It’s Project Life Tuesday! I have completely converted over to Project Life scrapbooking because I love how quickly I get the pages done. I know that for some people, scrapbooking is a work of art. For me, I just want completed albums so I get pictures off my hard drive and into a form that my family can enjoy.
Anyway, I thought I would share the beginning of our Disney scrapbook. At the end of March, we went to Florida to see my son’s marching band perform at Disney World and other Orlando attractions. It was my two youngest daughters’ first time at Disney so I took tons of pictures. Today’s layouts are from the road trip down to Florida. There’s something fun about a long road trip, isn’t there? (Well at least until the kids start asking “Are we there yet?” every five minutes!)
This is my title page for the Disney scrapbook. I am really making an effort to use up what I already have in my scrapbooks before I buy anything more. I mean no one outside the scrapbook community is going to care that I used old Creative Memories sticker on a layout, right? Confession time… I have a stash of stickers and die cuts in my craft room from the late 90’s when I first started scrapbooking. Please tell me I am not the only one!
Anyhoo, in addition to the way-old stickers and die-cuts I used on the page, I also used some fun printables I found on Etsy. The state filler cards are from the 50 States Journaling Card set from Little Peace of My Heart. I also used them to document each new state we visited along the way. I used a mini Mickey ears punch to mark where in the state we started and where we were headed.
This next layout documents our first day on the road and all the things we saw along the way. I tried to get a picture of the girls at the welcome center for each new state we visited, so I included those on these pages.
I have started to do some stamping in my Project Life scrapbooks and thought this Happy Camper stamp set by Jillibean Soup was just perfect for this layout. The arrows and banners are K&Company Smash Sticky Notes.
One other thing I included on this page was stamped images from letterboxes we found along the way. Letterboxing was a fun way to break up the trip and we enjoyed getting to see some places we wouldn’t have gotten to see from the highway.
I continued with the tan color scheme for this page and sprinkled in a few stickers here and there to add bits of color. I used my arrow punch to highlight things that I mentioned in the journal card. It’s a great way to point things out if you are journaling about more than one picture on a card.
This next spread documents the end of our first day of travel and our arrival in Florida the next day. Day two was pretty much rain, rain, and more rain!
We stopped for the night in South Carolina and I couldn’t resist getting this shot of the girls as they were sleeping. They were so exhausted after the long day in the car, they fell asleep pretty much as soon as their heads hit the pillow.
The right half of the page is a little side trip we made to see the Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemmassee, SC. This church was set on fire in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, yet the ruins survive. It was a neat place to visit and we learned a little bit of history as well.
Back on the road again, we pressed on through the rain to Florida. I couldn’t resist including the blurry picture in the top corner. It was raining so hard as we passed over the border, that is all we saw of the welcome to Florida sign. So no welcome to Florida picture on this trip! The rest of the page just documents how the rain kept us from doing much sightseeing so we ended up getting a pizza and renting a couple of movies. I took screenshots of the movie covers and used those on a journaling card. I used my Cricut and the Everyday Dolls cartridge to make the umbrella and cloud die cuts for the bottom journaling card.
Well that’s it for today. Next week I will share pages from our sightseeing in St. Augustine and my daughters’ first visit to the ocean. (Yes, the sun did eventually come out!) Until next time…
By the way, I am linking up this Project Life scrapbooking post to Project Life Tuesday over at The Mom Creative. Be sure to head over there to see all the other fun Project Life pages submitted this week.