A couple of weeks ago I shared the beginnings of my current hybrid scrapbooking project, Playing with Scissors, Paper & a Printer. This is a hybrid album that I am creating to document my hiking adventures. It is certainly a work in progress as my time is limited, but I sure love the process.
Over the past week, I was able to create a few more pages to add to my album and I’d love to share them with you. These are from a recent backpacking trek on the Northiville-Placid Trail in upstate New York. This was a 3 night/4 day trek, in which I took over 800 photos! It is hard to cull them down and that seems to be the hardest part of my documenting. I pulled out a few favorites so I was able to get the 1st day/night scrapped for my album.
At the beginning of my project I printed out a large amount of papers, embellishments and journal cards so that I could easily create new pages as time allowed. Using those ready-to-go materials, I was able to create these pages pretty quickly and enjoy the process. Hybrid scrapbooking allows me to combine my love of the hands-on crafting with the ease of digital supplies, especially since I don’t have a local scrapbooking shop. I used products from Paislee Press (Wilderness, Room to Breathe, Summer Adventures, Scenic Route, Travelogue, Sahin Designs (Notes from the Road, Woodnote), Allison Pennington (Inclination), and Designed by Soco (Take a Hike). I added a few inked and misted pages that I made, some stamping and stitching, and have the first day of my trip documented. Woohoo!
Here is the first page spread. For consistency, I have decided to use the same paper for each new entry and include a photo of “where I stand” – my feet on the terrain I’m hiking on. I used washi tape to make a small flip photo/card.
I’m also including a details and route card from Paislee Press on each spread to detail the trail and my thoughts about the hike. For this spread, I used washi tape to make a little “waterfall photo flip up” since I have so many photos from this trip that I want to include. This lets me include the images without taking up too much space in the album.
On the last spread, I had a couple of landscape photos that I really wanted to highlight. So I printed them out on full letter size paper, adhered them to one another, and used a bone folder to score and fold them in half so they fit into the album. By doing some of these little things with washi tape and fold out photos, the album is interactive and lets me include more of the photos and memories that I want to preserve.
This hybrid scrapbooking page took me about 2 hours complete, and the majority of that time was selecting the photos and printing them to size. I’m loving the process and cannot wait to carve out more time so that I can continue to document the rest of this backpacking trip, as well as all my other hikes!
– Lori / aka Lcpereyra