Slow Progress

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Over the last couple of years, I have taken up scrapbooking. What started as a desire to create a unique guest book for our wedding turned into a full-blown hobby, thanks in part to taking up camping shortly thereafter. My second book was an album dedicated to chronicling all of our camping trips.

Being me, I wanted to bring some order to all of my scrapping possibilities. Thanks to The Mom Creative, I was introduced to Stacy Julian’s “Big Picture” concepts. I started a “Story of Us” album chronicling our family over the years (obviously, it’s not super long – yet 🙂 ). I have several other albums on the docket, including a book on the “People We Love,” a book about the “Things We Do” (hiking, running, etc.), a book all about T & B, and a book to chronicle our land/new home journey.

The book that I’m currently working on – and I mean that loosely – is our Yosemite album. I have been saying for the last three weekends that I’m going to work on it, but I somehow get derailed from that plan. I have plenty of time to work on it, but I need to stop filling that time with my reality TV hobby 😕 .

While the progress is slow, I am happy with the work I’ve done. Here’s a little look…

First page in the book on cool Yosemite paper.
Book: Yosemite 2010

Detail on my title page: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity…”
Book: Yosemite 2010

Our arrival in California.
Book: Yosemite 2010

Detail on the California page. We flew into San Francisco and drove to Yosemite. Love the cute stickers I could use.
Book: Yosemite 2010

I was a little obsessed with the bear lockers, so I got creative with the Cricut.
Book: Yosemite 2010

Only half of one of my three two-page waterfall spreads: Fern Spring.
Book: Yosemite 2010

More fun with stickers. I used clear “bubble” stickers to simulate water droplets.
Book: Yosemite 2010

Next up: Big Trees.
Book: Yosemite 2010

How do you commemorate your travels?

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2 thoughts on “Slow Progress

  1. Ingunn

    I love it! That Yosemite paper is great, did you get it in the park?

    I’m a huge fan of scrapbooking, but I haven’t been doing much of it lately. I really should sit down on a rainy day and at least record the *major* trips from each year so I have something to look back on when I’m old and grey…

    Oh, and I took Stacy Julian’s Library of Memories class – it’s amazing!

    Here are some of my pages about hikes:

    1. Laura

      Wow! I love your hiking layouts! Very creative – It gives me some good ideas.

      I got the Yosemite paper from The quote that I have on the page, however, is a clear sticker that I did get in the park. It was part of a set of park-related stickers that I just happened to stumble upon on our final day in Yosemite.


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