Saturday, 18 January 2014

Layouts 1 and 2


A few years ago, after my friend Claire Daly challenged herself to scrap 100 layouts in a year, I decided to undertake the same challenge.  I made it by the skin of my teeth, but I did make it.  Since then I have scrapped a lot less, usually only for my Just Add Ink Scrapbooking commitments.  So this year I have decided to reignite the challenge - 100 layouts scrapped in 2014.  This is also part of a desire to scrap my trip to Paris, which was nearly 2 years ago now.

100 layouts works out to around 2 layouts a week.  I know it's achievable as I've done it before.  I have a bit of a headstart as for the past few days during the Adelaide heatwave I've got stuck in and completed 16 layouts.  I'll be showing you 2 or so a week, hopefully all year.

I decided to do a title page for the album rather than jumping straight in to the photos.  I've been collecting bits and pieces to complete this album even while we were in Paris.  I wanted to make this page pretty and elegant, as the beautiful city deserves.

The Paris sticker was actually purchased as a part of a set in the gift shop at Notre Dame.  Funny how you remember such little things!

The next page is actually a double of the journey to Paris. Saying goodbye to the kids in Adelaide, an eye opening visit to Changi Airport in Singapore and finally landing in Paris just before dawn.  For Rob and I both it was our first trip overseas and it was all very exciting and overwhelming.  I had to include the photos of Rob on the planes.  He wanted the window seats as he likes to look out as we are flying, but on the Adelaide to Singapore leg his 'window seat' was actually a wall seat!  He was not very impressed! Thankfully he got his window seat for the flight from Singapore to Paris.

I am using Stampin' Up!'s retired 12x12 divided page protectors for a lot of my album.  I'm finding it a great way to scrap this album as it seems to lend itself to travel scrapping quite nicely.  I'm beginning to realise that travel scrapping is very different to other scrapbooking.  Can't quite put my finger on it, but I think it's the storytelling aspect.

Bye for now,



  1. Tina what a great challenge. Maybe I should do that challenge myself as I have several albums to complete including my daughters trip to NZ about 5 years ago!

  2. Love that cover page. You do such a great job of the layered elements. Just gorgeous. Great pic of Rob with the wall seat. Happy scrapping and good luck with your challenge. Great idea.

  3. Awesome pages, Tina. 100 in one year - what a cool challenge and you're off to a great start! Yes, travel scrapping is very different eh. I think it's because you're telling one small segment or detail at a time as part of a wider picture rather than a whole event or purpose on one page. Looking forward to more of these posts!


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