My friend and fellow-blogger Jeanne mentioned a class on her blog a few days ago, and I decided to check it out. I love to blog--in fact, I'm just a wee bit addicted to it, but every once in a while, I need a little burst of inspiration. I decided to sign up for the same class, Blogging for Scrapbookers, and even though I started late, am liking the the ideas. Whether any of them find their ways into my blog remains to be seen.
I decided to post some photos of an album I've been working on: Our Vacation Log. The inspiration for this comes from the photo storage process I mentioned a few weeks ago: What to do with the Photos? I keep finding photos that I fall in love with again, and want to feature in some way.
And there are some who might begin to notice that as they move through middle age (not that I would be so rude as to mention specifically WHO but I might be one of them), they don't always remember exactly which trip occurred when. And trips I have taken with family tend to be very near and dear to my heart.
So I decided to create a very simple 8" x 8" ringed binder that would have one page per each trip we've taken over the years.
And I'm really enjoying the process!
It's such a "trip down memory lane", perfect for the "empty nester", (and rather useful for advocating to one's spouse for other trips, as I keep sharing "remember when we. . . . . " pages.)
One of the best parts is that I'm forced to choose only 2, 3 or 4 photos that seem to represent the trip the best. It's really an album about the highlights, and I keep the layouts as simple as possible, so that the "foo-foo" doesn't grandstand and take away from the focus of the memory and the photos.
This last example was not exactly a "vacation", but was one of the more memorable sets of trips in our lives, a trip down to Texas following the Grand Forks's flood, leaving our children with Robert and Barb, (where they all seemed to overwhelmingly fall in love with each other), and then the trip back to get them way too many weeks later when our house was approaching habitable again.
I'll share more later about the wonderful geeky details I'm picking up from this class.