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aliceadventure
« on: May 07, 2010 06:44:21 PM »

Hello, I've had a little look around for this topic but couldn't find what I was looking for...

Basicaly, I do scrap booking, but I kind of taught myself using the scraps I had around me and memorabilia (paper souvniers) from places I had been and wanted to keep them together with photos. I thought that's just how you did scrapbooking (with scraps) untill I started to read books on what I was trying to complete....

I'm starting my holiday book and just wondered if anyone else felt the same as me once and knows of any good resources in scrap booking the less traditional way with stuff you already have (I don't really like scrapbook paper, sorry Undecided) or travel themed, it's a backpacking album.

 If this makes no sense at all, that is ok too.

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010 09:04:49 AM »

I've only been scrapbooking for a few months, and I do that. I thought I was doing it wrong but most of the threads on here say there's not really a wrong way to do it as long as it makes you happy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010 09:13:16 AM »

I agree, I don't think there's really a wrong way. It's all just committing memories and events to paper. At least as far as I can see. Smiley

I tend to scrapbook holidays the way you have described, and generally use an old or plain book to do it in rather than a set size scrapbook. Maybe a combo of 'altered journalling' & 'scrapbooking' describes it better?
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010 04:08:58 AM »

The pp's are correct. There is no right way to scrapbook. This is your book. You just make it how you want it. One word of caution though-when you use memorabilia, like scraps from places you've been, you don't have acid free/lignin free pages. They will not last as long, but if you're okay with that, more power to ya! Just enjoy yourself. Have fun!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 01:00:37 PM »

I definitely agree with all of the above- there is no right/wrong way, and I've gone both the traditional route and otherwise. In terms of a "travel scrapbook"- I think you might find this project inspiring http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347900.0, if you haven't seen it already! Hope that helps Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 08:44:12 AM »

First thing I thought of when I read "backpacking" was that you could make a scrapbook in the shape of a backpack. Then add pages that are like the insides. There is a kids book called My Nasty Backpack: A Totally Gross Flip-Book that I bought for my nephew one year for Christmas, and it was looked through continuously. You could even have things like pockets having souvenirs, some carabiners holding charms, or what not. Maybe even make origami camp shirts(pretty easy) and the like. I might even make one now, lol.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011 12:36:36 AM »

I love seeing the meaningful ephemera and memorabilia added to pages. They help to tell the story. I bet your pages are beautiful and very personal.

I like to paint the backs of my ephemera with a strong solution of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) to neutralize the acids/tannin in the papers. Once it has dried, I just brush off the residue and glue as normal. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012 05:45:20 AM »

...  My Nasty Backpack: A Totally Gross Flip-Book that I bought for my nephew one year for Christmas, and it was looked through continuously. You could even have things like pockets having souvenirs, some carabiners holding charms, or what not. Maybe even make origami camp shirts(pretty easy) and the like. I might even make one now, lol.

Thanks for the great idea, can I borrowWink  It'll be a combination of memorable picture holder, memorabilia pin board and other whatnot's, with a flattened weathered bag as base.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012 07:07:30 PM »

...  My Nasty Backpack: A Totally Gross Flip-Book that I bought for my nephew one year for Christmas, and it was looked through continuously. You could even have things like pockets having souvenirs, some carabiners holding charms, or what not. Maybe even make origami camp shirts(pretty easy) and the like. I might even make one now, lol.

Thanks for the great idea, can I borrowWink  It'll be a combination of memorable picture holder, memorabilia pin board and other whatnot's, with a flattened weathered bag as base.

Absolutely!
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