Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Crate Paper Journey

Hello hello! Today I'm sharing a travel themed layout using the new Journey collection by Crate Paper. It's just perfect for documenting vacations, road trips, and anything in between! A few years ago, we went to Las Vegas for my 30th birthday. It was such a fun getaway, and we got to go with friends and had a blast. Believe it or not, I have not documented too many photos from this trip! I started a mini album with good intentions, but it is still sitting on my shelf about half done. I thought I would dig out a few photos to pair with this collection and make a 12x12 layout.

Recently, I purchased a Fujifilm Instax printer. I have one of the cameras which is fun too, but this appealed to me as I could print photos that were previously taken on my phone. This printer is even small enough that you could take it on a trip with you and scrap on the go. How fun would that be? I found a few photos from my trip and transferred them over to my iPhone.

There are a lot of vacations when I don't even take my big camera with me. Depending on where we are going, many times it is much easier to just take my phone and not quite as intrusive. Don't get me wrong, I love the photos I get from my DSLR. But especially now with all the new editing apps, the iPhone is great too. And you know the saying.....the best camera is the one you have with you. So don't let that deter you from taking pictures on your next trip!

After I printed my photos, I started on the page. I knew that I wanted to use the big chalkboard letter stickers from the Journey collection. I used a ruler and a pencil to draw an even line across the page, then placed my letters on that as a guide. I later erased the pencil line. I also mixed some fonts by adding some of the beige Thickers from this collection.

After my title was complete, I added my photos and started filling the page with bits and pieces. I used chipboard, ephemera die cuts, vellum and wood veneer from the collection, working from the title and around the page.

Here is the completed layout! I love how it turned out. I even got to use one of the adorable gold chipboard states from the collection and added an enamel star where Las Vegas its.

 As you can see with all the different textures this makes for a really striking page. The white background is also nice as it doesn't compete with any of the colors or elements that I used.

I hope by now you have gotten your hands on some of this great collection and scrapbooked some of your own vacation photos. If you have projects please link them up in the comments, I would love to see them.

Thank you for coming by and have a great day!

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