Hello! It’s Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back with you this month! Today I’m sharing with you the easiest way I’ve found to scrapbook photos from a family holiday we took last year. I don’t know about you, but I scrapbook so much and aside from all my albums, I have so many layouts piling up (literally!). In the school holidays last year we went on a road trip to two different New Zealand cities – the first was only for one night for my husband to attend an appointment, and then we headed north to Christchurch where he attended a conference. The kids and I were along for the ride!
I’m using the fabulous April kit “Origins”, which features gorgeous product by Simple Stories “Life in Color” and “Carpe Diem” collections. Simple Stories always have amazing cut apart sheets, so perfect for pocket scrapbooking. Here is a look at the kit:
Because we were in two cities, and road tripping, I organised my photos and then worked out what sized page protectors I’d use. The first two photos were from our guesthouse in Dunedin, so I decided to used a 6×12 Becky Higgins page protector to start the telling of my story. As always, when it comes to pocket scrapbooking, I kept my embellishment simple.
The second page captured one photo from our Moeraki Boulders stop (I’ve already made a mini album of these photos) and unpacking at the Christchurch holiday home we stayed in. I used labels from the ephemera pack for my journalling.
For my next pages I moved on 12×12 WR Memory Keepers page protectors. These photos were taken of our home for the week. I made a conscious effort to take photos inside the house so we’d always remember. And of course Sam had to photo bomb two photos! The top journaling spot is an exclusive printable label.
The fourth page includes a photo of the joy that was across the road from our house – Coffee Culture!! Perfect for the coffee addict that I am! I used the “everyday” exclusive die cut from last months kit. We had an awesome time at Sumner Beach, and an adventure as you can read in my journalling!
On our final day we went to Orana Wildlife Park, which is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. We had so much fun watching and looking for the animals. The photos were very self explanatory, so only needed minimal journalling and embellishment.
The final page documents the kids playing at the park. With young children we visit a lot of parks! Because the photos were so busy I kept everything simple again. The Simple Stories clear stickers were perfect for embellishment directly onto my photos.
I hope you enjoyed my process for documenting our holiday. Making these spreads makes me realise how important it is that we as the scrapbooker get out from behind the camera, if I could turn back time I’d make sure I was in some of the photos too.
Have a blessed Easter.