Scrapbooking – New York and Med Cruise

24th November 2015

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

Last summer I shared with you the scrapbook/photo album I made for my mum for her birthday. You can find that post here.

I felt so inspired after making this gift that I decided I would get into a habit of printing off my photographs regularly and putting them into a blank scrapbook.

Today I thought I would share with you the two scrapbooks I made this year. The first is from my trip to New York back in April, and the second is from the Mediterranean cruise that Tyrone and I went on in June.

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

I buy my scrapbooks and photo corners from Paperchase because I know they’re good quality. I prefer using black or brown paper scrapbooks as they help the photos to stand out more.

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

I’m not that creative when it comes to scrapbooking, and really these are more like photo albums with extra details. However, I find sticking photos in using photo corners strangely therapeutic. I made these scrapbooks when I was unemployed which was a very stressful time in my life, and it felt so good to look back at these trips even if they were rather recent.

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

Tyrone told me he really appreciated me making these albums for us so that in the future we can look back at them and reminisce. When I go home for Christmas my mum and I are planning on sorting out all of her photos, which includes photos of when myself and my brothers were children. There are thousands of pictures to organise but, being the organisation freak I am, I can’t wait!

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

My New York photo album features tickets from the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty, as well flight tickets and a few leaflets.

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

My Mediterranean cruise one also features flight tickets as well as our cruise cards (for getting on and off the ship) and the daily newsletter that we received in our cabin each day, which contains all the details of the ports we called at.

Scrapbooking - New York and Med Cruise

Do you make scrapbooks and/or photo album?

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  1. I love this idea. I think I’m going to make one next year, it’s lovely to see the real pictures and not only online and other small things like those tickets. Thanks for sharing xx

    • Holly

      Thank you! I think it’s sad how so many of us take photos and then leave them on our computers rarely to be looked at. I’m very old fashioned in that I love to get out a photo album and browse through from time to time. It’s also nice to have somewhere safe to keep tickets and other things I collected on my adventures. :)

  2. I have been planning to print out some of my recent photos because all of them are in digital form and I am scared that if my pc or Hard disk crashes I might lose them. But till now printing them out wasn’t really possible… I like your idea of making scrap books. I’ll mostly make a photo album because we have had a lot of albums from my childhood and I love looking at the photos now!

    • Holly

      That’s one of my biggest fear too. I’m planning on buying an external hard drive soon so I can back up all my photos.

  3. Cat

    I like the idea of making scrapbooks for your trips! I love that you keep little things like the tickets and newsletters to put by the photos. Sadly, I’ve thrown things like that away already and kind of wish I kept them. I’ve been thinking about printing out photos of my trips from the past few years and making photo albums of them. Though I have online albums of them, it’d be nice to have physical copies too :)

  4. I used to love scrapbooking thought I wasn’t very good at it. XD That’s a cute idea, honestly.

    • Holly

      Haha I don’t think I’m very good at making scrapbooks either which is why I like to keep mine very simple. :)

  5. Kya

    Scrapbooks can be really great and I am sure that it will be something you can look back on and have all the memories come back. :D I have never gotten into scrapbooking. I do love all the craft things that there are for them, but I could never get the passion for it.

    • Holly

      I love going to craft shops and looking at all the cute things you can buy for scrapbooks! But I like to keep mine quite simple.