Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Volcano National Park Layout

Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 1Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 3Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 2Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 4Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 5Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 7Here’s how the page with the map ended up!  So very much going on!

The text of the headline matches that of my earlier Volcano Village scrapbook layout.  I think I’m going to use a similar feel for the rest of the honeymoon.  I put a lot of text below that – it was quite an adventure.

To the right of the map, I added pictures from the park with vertical captions.

I left the map itself whole and then glued more pictures to the map – you see them when you flip the map up.

I’m not sure how often anyone will actually open the map all the way, but it’s pretty cool!

I’m generally pleased with it – glad to be done fighting the map until the next one comes along.

Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 9To see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

My Scrapbook Nemesis

My Scrapbooking Nemises 1Meet my scrapbook nemesis.

Yes, it’s a National Park Service map.  These maps drive. me. crazy.

These maps are actually great.  You can pick one up free at any national park in the US.  They are really cool and all follow the same cover design format.  When I collect one I really really want to use it in a layout because 1) maps are just awesome in layouts and 2) it’s a great keepsake.

Adding keepsakes to layouts is a big deal to me and part of my scrapbooking style.  You all know by now that I think keepsakes are what make a scrapbook a scrapbook.

The problem?  I have such a battle fitting these maps into pages.  Designing a page around a keepsake that must be present can be difficult.

Should I cut up the map?  I cut up keepsakes all the time and cut up a Yosemite National Park map on my Yosemite Scrapbook layout.  I actually battle myself over this – whether I should preserve the keepsake or throw caution to the wind in favor of design.

The map pictured above I want to keep whole because I really wanted to remember the places we visited – some of those places are off limits now because of the lava flow!

Stay tuned to see how it turned out, but this is definitely not the last battle I’m going to have with one of these maps.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Volcano Village Layout

Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 1Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 4Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 3Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 2I’ll be honest – this isn’t my favorite layout.  But it’s done and I’m hoping the other layouts will compliment it.

We spent the first part of our honeymoon at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and this page shows where we stayed and other bits and pieces not associated with the actual park.

It was really important that I incorporated the Polaroid (how often do we see those anymore?) that was taken of us the first night of our honeymoon.  I added the ticket from dinner that night just underneath, plus the business card of a lovely place that I want to make sure and remember.

I promise that the next honeymoon layouts will be infinitely more exciting than this one!

Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 5To see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Off to Hawaii Layout

Hawaii Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout 1Hawaii Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout 3Hawaii Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout 5Hawaii Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout 4Hawaii Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout 2Woooo!  The first real honeymoon page!

This page is an overview of sorts and captures bits from our entire trip.  It shows one of my favorite techniques: knitting photos and keepsakes together cohesively.

The photos and keepsakes are all cut the same size.  I used the airline boarding passes as a base to determine the size of everything else.  I made the airline itinerary double the size of the other boxes and it fits in really nicely.  It shows the dates we visited each island so I don’t need to write it elsewhere.

At the bottom, I added a headline out of shimmer stock and then cut a set of Hawaiian islands with the Silhouette.

Hawaii Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout 6To see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

What do you guys think of this new post layout?  I’m experimenting with having all the photos together and the text at the end of the post instead of photos with tiny paragraphs mixed in.  I think it’s easier to read.

Honeymoon Scrapbook Papers

Honeymoon Scrapbook Papers 1I’m on to the Honeymoon part of the Wedding Scrapbook which means . . . a totally new color scheme!

The plan: use mostly blue, grey, and green* shimmer cardstock and accent it a tiny bit with patterned paper.  We honeymooned in Hawaii so most of the pictures are water and awesome scenery.

I went down to my local scrapbook store and picked up some papers in bluish-green.

Honeymoon Scrapbook Papers 2I’m going to keep these layouts pretty simple, mostly because I want them done.  Getting to work with a new color scheme is at least a shot in the arm since I’ve been working on this project for so long.

Onward!

*Am I the only one who thinks of Sarah, Plain and Tall when I think of the colors blue, grey, and green?

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Honeymoon Division Page

Wedding Scrapbook Honeymoon Division PageI told you it wasn’t over yet.

When I started this wedding scrapbook, I wanted it to encompass everything, not just the wedding.  It would have felt weird to put our honeymoon in a regular scrapbook separate from the wedding.

So press on we will!

This page is the exact same designs as my earlier Engagement Division Page and Wedding Division Page.

Wedding Scrapbook Honeymoon Division PageI chose pictures evenly from throughout the trip.

Wedding Scrapbook Honeymoon Division PageI cut a ginormous headline out of silver shimmer stock with the Silhouette.

Wedding Scrapbook Honeymoon Division PageI still love this design and am glad I chose to divide the book this way!

Wedding Scrapbook Honeymoon Division PageTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Guests & Afterparty

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteKind of an afterthought page?  Sorta?  Yeah, it is.

I was looking at Kelley’s wedding scrapbook and saw that she listed all her guests’ names.  Omg, why didn’t I think of that before?  Then it dawned on me:  I have a wide format printerWaaaa?  I thought I didn’t need a wide format printer.

At this point I realized that I can print directly on my 11×14″ scrapbook pages.  Truly a revelation.  I guess the wide format thing will work for me after all.

Down the left side of the page, I printed everyone who attended our wedding.

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteAfter that, when I was cleaning out my leftover wedding stuff (more on that later), I found one of our blank thank-you notes.  There was just enough space below the text, so I stuck it there.

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteLastly, I had this handful of pictures from after the wedding when a bunch of us went for a drink and a bite to eat.  I printed them as a photostrip and added them to the page.

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteSo that’s done.  At least for the wedding part.  If you think the wedding scrapbook is finished, think again.  There’s much more to come!

Wedding Scrapbook Guest List and Thank You NoteTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, the Getaway

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutThis isn’t really the end.  It’s the end of this section.  The getaway picture really gives me an “end” feeling though!

I’m ending the wedding with something very simple.  I’ve been planning to use this exact picture on a page by itself for years now!  Nothing fancy here – just the picture with a little dressing up.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutI added a pink flourish on top.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutBelow the photo, in very small text, I added our name and the date.  Then I learned I shouldn’t try to cut letters that small out of really thick stock.  Noted.  It could also be that my Silhouette blade is getting dull with all I’ve been putting it through.

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutJust us – distraction free.  Love it!

Wedding Scrapbook Getaway LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Random Rambling:  Looking at the page, I realize my future kids will probably think it’s weird to see “two thousand six.”  Now that we are in the next decade, I feel like everyone has gotten used to “twenty twelve” instead of “two thousand twelve.”  Still, for the first decade of the millennium, it was “two thousand —” and that’s how I still think of it.  Pretty weirdo and neat at the same time!

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Celebrate Layout

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutI’m winding down the wedding reception!  This page captures pictures that didn’t have a place on other pages.

Returning to my love of squares, this layout is inspired by this pin on Pinterest.  The original image isn’t publicly available or else I’d link the original source.

I expanded the look by adding an additional row of smaller squares.  The larger squares are about 4 inches and the smaller ones just shy of 2 inches.

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutThe squares are glued to pearl shimmer stock, then onto silver shimmer stock, then the whole lot onto some patterned paper.

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutUp in the corner, I added a small headline and a pink flourish.

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutI was able to get every last picture that I wanted from the reception onto this page!

Wedding Scrapbook Reception LayoutTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter Toss

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossPhew.  Getting close to the end people.  For this section at least.  I’ll be honest – at this point I really just want to get this thing finished!

The best way for me to get this done is to not over think or make it complicated.  For this page, I picked the best five pictures, sized them identically, and arranged them in a vertical row.

I glued the pictures down onto patterned paper and left a large border around the edges.

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossI cut the headline and flourish with the Silhouette and then pasted the text on top of the flourish.

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossJust keep swimming, just keep swimming . . .

Wedding Scrapbook Bouquet & Garter TossTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.