Tuesday, September 6, 2016

10 Tips for Creating a Scrapbook Travel Journal

Creating a travel journal while on vacation is a great way to capture the memories as they happen. Here are 10 tips that I learned through my travels.

1.  Keep it Simple-I limit myself to one small "grocery bag" of scrapbook supplies. If you are packing more than that, challenge yourself to leave some of it at home.  You will be forced to be more creative with less.

2.  Let go of perfection-This is the hardest one for me.  A travel journal is not meant to be perfect.  It's should be created organically.  Journaling mistakes, remnants of sand or your morning coffee on your page, or blurry photos are all part of the travel experience.  Try to embrace it.

3.  Get creative with limited supplies-Since you don't have all of your normal supplies at hand, you will be forced to get more creative. Try some new techniques like hand drawing your titles.

4.  Use stamps-Stamps don't take up much room and they can be used for many purposes (titles, embellishments, backgrounds, etc.)

5.  Don't forget to Journal....that's the whole point right? Notice the small things around you.  How did you feel?  What is the smell? What was your favorite part of the day?

6.  Doodle-First of all, I am not a doodler but I want to be.  I have seen the most amazing photos of doodling in travel journals.  I have tried water color pencils and they are fun to work with.  They can be used wet or dry.  Remember a little water goes a long way.  Try not to get your brush too wet or your paper may wrinkle.

7.  Include Postcards, tickets, receipts, menus in your journal-All of the little mementos that you collect throughout your travels can be used as part of your design.

8.  Attach items to your journal with staplers, washi tape, string, paper clips-Be creative with how you attach items to your journal.  All of the ways I just spoke about are much more interesting than just using tape.

9.  Make pockets to hold memorabilia-There are so many fun ways to add pockets to your journal.  Here are a few links on Pinterest that I like.  Envelope idea #1Envelope Idea #2

10.  Let everyone join in on the fun-Why not ask others in your travel group if they want to make their own journal.  When traveling with my niece and nephew, we worked on our journals every morning.  It was a fun way to start the day.

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Embellishments-American Crafts Shoreline Collection, shipping tag, Derwent Watercolor pencils, Creative Memories fine-tip pen.


Please visit the Get it Scrapped Blog and read the article 3 Options for Scrapbooking on the Go.  It also features the layout that I am sharing with you today along with many other tips and creative projects.

Now let's go create! Shanna

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Add More Fun to Your Layout

I can't believe summer is almost over.  Before I get out my fall scrapbook supplies, I thought I would share a summer themed layout that is one of my favorites.  As I was creating this layout I wanted to add some fun by including a children's poem or quote.  What could be more fun than a Dr. Seuss poem? I found the perfect one and typed it directly on the photo using Photoshop Elements.  I sized it to extend down the slip n'slide with the final word landing in the pool.  To add more interest, I used a font called "Green Eggs & Ham".  This paired perfectly with the photos and story of the kids having fun on a hot summer day at Grandmas.

Supplies:  Paper-October Afternoon-Summertime, Letters-Simple Stories-Summer Vibes.


Now let's go create! Shanna

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Using Trendy Color Combos in your Scrapbook Pages

My assignment for this month's Get it Scrapped Creative team is "Ideas for Using Trendy Color Combos in Your Scrapbook Pages".  
Read the article here:  http://debbiehodge.com/2016/08/ideas-using-trendy-color-combos-scrapbook-pages/

Supplies:  Simple Stories-You are Here Collection (paper, embellishments, letters), wood veneer airplane-Studio Calico.









The photos above are where my color inspirations began.  I just love this color combination for clothing also.

Now let's go create!
Shanna

Monday, August 8, 2016

Get It Scrapped Instagram Feature

Check out my Get It Scrapped creative team feature on Instagram today.  Click here to read it.



Now let's go create! Shanna

Monday, August 1, 2016

Get it Scrapped Instagram Page

Check out the Get It Scrapped Instagram page.  They featured a quote from me.....how awesome is that!  Each creative team member talked about who they scrapbook for. Every Monday a creative team member will be featured along with a layout they created. This week they are featuring, Deborah Wagner. (Meet the Creative Team).  I am very excited to be working with such a talented group of ladies. 

Enjoy your week!

Now let's go create! Shanna

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How to get Pinspired

I love to spend time on Pinterest looking for new inspiration for my scrapbook layouts.  Ideas don’t have to be found only on scrapbooking boards.  I often search on design and design inspiration boards.

The bottom image is a poster that I saw on Pinterest.  I loved the fun and whimsical feel and decided it would make a great scrapbook layout.  I had the perfect underwater photos of my niece Reagan that I wanted to use.  

Besides the sailboat in the top right, this is all digital.  I will tell you that this challenged my digital knowledge and I spent a lot of time on YouTube learning some new techniques.  It would have probably been easier to do this with paper, but I do love a good challenge.  The journaling is typed with all different fonts, sizes, and colors of letters.  For a traditional layout this would be a great way to use up your leftover Thickers.

The end result was just what I had hoped for.  It gave me the same fun and whimsical feel and now it was personalized with my own journaling and photos.

Check out my Design Inspiration and Scrapbooking boards on Pinterest for more ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/shystad/

Supplies:  Martha Stewart Crafts-Boat Sticker, Adobe Elements












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Now let's go create!
Shanna

Friday, July 8, 2016

Joining New Creative Team-Get it Scrapped

I have some exciting news!  I have been invited to join the Get it Scrapped Creative Team.  My bio was just posted on their site. Please check it out along with the social media sites of my peers.

Look for my first assignment as well as my Instagram feature in August.  I will send out the links once I have them.

If you are interested in memory keeping, organizing, and documenting your stories, this site is for you.  It's filled with educational material for both beginners and advanced scrapbookers.  I have been inspired by this talented creative team for some time now.

This is a big deal for me and I have to pinch myself that I am now joining them!


Now let's go create! Shanna