Wednesday 6 June 2012

Been There, Done That, Scrap-booked the Memories! Album Tutorial Part VII

It has been some time since I shared any scrap-booking layouts. I visited Prince Edward Island briefly last month, when we drove down to "open up" the cottage.  It's just as beautiful in May as in mid-summer...but I don't get vacation time until August. So! a good excuse to break out the photo album from last summer and relive the memories...
One of the things I like to do is save ephemera from the vacation and incorporate it into the layout. On these two pages, I used tourist pamphlets as the background to photos of us actually AT those places. They preserve the details of where we went and what we did, in case we want to do it again! as well as serving as a visual journal. I just pasted the pamphlets to the base page and then used "Flip-flap" photo sleeves (from CTMH) for the photos with journalling on the reverse side.  Makes for a busy image, but preserves LOTS of memories!

A picture of the girls enjoying a meal in the tea room of The PEI Preserve Company, mounted on top of the tourist brochure for the shop and restaurant.

Scalloped doily die from Cottage Cutz
Journalling on the back of the photo-flap, showing the brochure underneath.

The title for these pages was a reminder that sometimes the idea for the holiday gets lost amidst all the DOING--after a very busy vacation in 2011, we vowed to RELAX in 2012.  So "Tourist DIStractions" it was!

Dimensional elements banner shapes from CTMH
The title was fun to create with chipboard dimensional banner shapes from Close to My Heart. I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut matching shapes out of the Elemental paper pack and glued them on, with a little inking on the edges. The letters were also cut with the AP Cricut cartridge and mounted with foam tape. The whole thing was strung on a length of Cappucino twine from The Twinery, and hung from another chipboard dimensional border strip, which coordinates with the Elemental paper pack (available through the end of July, only--shop HERE!).

Another couple of photos showing the Flip-flaps in action--they lift out of the way so you can read the information beneath them, but provide space for more photos, journalling, ticket stubs, etc.
Hope you enjoyed another installment of your tour of PEI!


  1. Great title... my kind of title ;-)

    Love the flags and you are so good at incorporating the ephemera... I collect it and sigh!

    xox, Muggie

  2. Hey... is that the doily die I sent you?

    1. Yes, I've used it on a few items I've posted. Its so intricate and beautiful. THe other two are equally neat, but need a little shimming to cut card-stock.


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