Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, End Page

New York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: I love end pages just as much as I love title pages!  The purpose of this page is to wrap up or bookend the trip.

Ephemera leftovers: I love making end pages out of the pile of ephemera leftovers I didn’t use elsewhere.  I did this at the end of my 2004 scrapbook.

On including pressed pennies: I flattened my penny with a set of pliers so I could glue it to the page.  Often, pressed pennies are curved when they come out of the machine.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Broadway Show, Opera.

That wraps up this trip!  I hope you liked it!

New York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Shopping bag, business cards, hotel room key, metro cards, pressed penny, museum map, subway map.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Empire State Building & UN

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The Story: Two quick visits, one to the Empire State Building and one to the United Nations.

Inspiration: Not much.  I was hoping to get both of these onto one page so I could wrap up this vacation.  Plus, I had to design around the brochure and tickets.

More so-so pictures: None of my pictures were very good here.  We visited the Empire State Building at night to avoid the crowds.  I still wasn’t practiced at taking dark indoor pictures when we visited the UN.  Again, the memory is more important than the photo quality.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Broadway Show, Opera.

Empire State Building Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Empire State Building Tickets, United Nations Brochure.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Opera

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The Story:  There are two parts to it.  The first is about when we went to the opera (which I don’t actually have pictures of).  The second is how we visited the Met one night to get pictures of it.  It was raining a bit and I don’t think Mr. P liked taking pictures in the rain.  It makes me giggle a bit when I think back to it.

The Statement Picture: Obviously if we put so much effort into taking this photo I should showcase it.  I worked everything else around it.

Bad Pictures: The other two pictures aren’t that great, but I really wanted to use them.  Just because it’s a bad picture doesn’t mean it’s not a memorable one.  The memory is more important than the photo quality.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Broadway Show.

New York Opera Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Opera tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Broadway Show

Broadway Show Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerBroadway Show Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: When we went to see The Producers on Broadway.  I’m telling you, this vacation has everything that’s ubiquitously New York.

The Layout: Very very simple here.  I just worked the tickets around the Playbill.

No Pictures: Nope, none at all.  I of course couldn’t take pictures during the show.  I’m not bothered by there being no pictures.

Playbills: I always include Playbills whole when I have them.  See them previously here and here.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero, National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Broadway Show Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Playbill and tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapook, National Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerCooperstown Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerCooperstown Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerCooperstown Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: Wherein Mr. P and I rented a car in NYC and drove upstate to Cooperstown to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  It was my first ever experience with toll roads, but that’s not really part of this story.  We spent a day and a half going through the exhibits.

Inspiration: None.  I needed a two page layout to fit everything.  I decided to make the pictures on the left look kind of like polaroids, mostly so the captions would fit.  I added a statement picture on the right with us in our Giants shirts in front of the museum.

More Pictures from in a Museum:  This was before I really had a sense of what I should and shouldn’t bother taking pictures of in a museum.  All the exhibits were so cool though!  Most of my pictures turned out dark or blurry and these were the best ones I scraped together.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero.

Cooperstown Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas, aka Dora | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headlines) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Hall of Fame tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Ground Zero

Ground Zero Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerGround Zero Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: This was my first time in New York City and after leaving Liberty Island, we walked by the World Trade Center site.  Some people may disagree about being a tourist and wanting to visit the site.  My perspective is that September 11 was an intensely personal experience no matter who you are and we all handle it differently.  Walking around the site is something that I had to do and I wanted to remember what it felt like to be there.

Simple Layout: No distractions here.  I originally had the pictures smaller but increased their size while still keeping the white space.

Documenting the Tough Stuff: Look, not everyone documents tragedy and that’s okay.  I believe in documenting the hard things.  I mentioned this on my Paperclipping Roundtable chat: I think it gives good context.  Plus, documenting these things can be a release.  I talked about documenting September 11 itself and coming to terms with it here.  The fact that I documented this is just another part of my story.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Times Square.

Ground Zero Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Ephemera Included: None.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Times Square

Times Square Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerTimes Square Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: We passed in and out of Times Square a lot on this trip.  Plus on a whim, we rode the ferris wheel inside the Toys R Us an I got Mr. P’s picture with a very large Lego Darth Vader.

Inspiration: Not much.  I had just a couple of pictures I wanted to blend with the tickets and I like the vertical orientation of everything.

More Tickets: I used both of our ferris wheel tickets for this layout.

Darth Vader: Talk about a learning curve — this was before I learned how to take decent pictures inside.  The flash makes me cringe!  Mr. P still has that jacket, which also makes me cringe.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.

Times Square Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Ferris wheel tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerStatue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerStatue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerStatue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerStatue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: Our trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  This was truly a pilgrimage for me — I’d wanted to go so much since I was a kid and and I was thrilled to be there even if it was raining!  We spent so much time on Liberty Island that I was burned out and didn’t take that many pics at Ellis Island, but we still enjoyed our visit there.

Inspiration: None (again!).  Just like the Museums layout, I just wanted to get everything on the page.

The National Park Service Map: Yes, my nemesis as I mentioned before are these maps.  I needed to include it whole because inside it had a cross-section of the statue.  It wasn’t map-like like the Yosemite map I cut up earlier.

Layered Tickets: I have two tickets for everything.  Sometimes, like with football tickets, I include one.  Sometimes I want to include them both.  For this layout, I used both but glued the top of the second one to the first one using Zips.

It’s All Emma Lazarus Here: The page really needed an extra something, so I wrote out the last five lines of her famous poem, The New Colossus, and added them to both pages.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums.

Statue of Liberty Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Font: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: National Park Service Map, Statue of Liberty Tour Tickets, Ferry Tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, Museums

New York Museum Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Museum Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Museum Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Museum Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerNew York Museum Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: Our trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Natural History Museum, and last-second trip to the Museum of Modern Art.

Inspiration: None.  This is a classic example of just-get-everything-to-fit-on-the-page.

Pictures in a Museum: I always feel odd taking pictures of art or museum displays.  But then again I like to have a couple pictures for my scrapbook.  What are your thoughts on this?  I made sure to get pictures of two very famous paintings to go with the story on the second page.

Pro Tip for Including Maps: Yes, the map folds out.  If you are including a whole map that folds out horizontally, put it on a right-facing page.  I messed up here.  If it’s on a left-facing page, when someone turns the page in the scrapbook, the map unfolds itself and gets all over the place.  If you don’t use page protectors, that is.  I don’t use page protectors so I can have things like maps that fold out!

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game.

New York Museum Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Font: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Metropolitan Museum Map, MoMA tickets, Natural History Museum tickets.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapook, Yankee Game

Yankee Stadium Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerYankee Stadium Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerYankee Stadium Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerYankee Stadium Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerThe Story: We went to a game in what is now the Old Yankee Stadium.  Before the game, we got to the park very early so we could be the first ones into Monument Park.  For some reason, I didn’t know that they demolished the old stadium until I was writing this post.  That made me sad but glad we got pictures outside the front.

Inspiration:  This layout I saw over at Two Peas.  I was looking for New York inspiration to get the creative juices flowing and I love how this layout worked!

Game Tickets:  The baseball tickets govern the height of the rest of the layout.  I was really pleased with it but now I wonder if the pictures are too small as a result.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park.

Yankee Stadium Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Yankee game tickets.