I finally had some time this weekend to finish scrapping our trip to Las Vegas. I'd started it several weeks ago but a million things seemed to get in the way of finishing.
One thing I enjoy about not doing a strict weekly or monthly format this year is that it doesn't matter how many pages I use for a specific period of time. Our 5 day Las Vegas trip took 6 pages.
Here's a look at all 3 layouts in full. The first two are the trip as a whole, and the last spread is just the tour of The Neon Museum.
I used a variety of kits (Project Life and digital scrapbooking) for these pages. Starting with the top layout, I used a digital paper from Crate Paper's Fourteen paper pack. The cards were from the Project Life Love theme pack, which coordinates with Fourteen.
Here's a closer look at the left page of that top layout:
This page was our arrival and the first morning in Vegas. I included a photo from the plane, and one of our hotel room, along with our room key. I used one of the Project Life Love title cards and some thickers from Traci Reed to make a title. (The alpha is free, but you need to go here to sign up for her newsletter to access the download).
Here's a look at the right page of the layout:
On this page I added photos that were taken while we were at the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show, along with our ticket stubs.
I just layered these on top of a title card from the Project Life Love pack and added some stitches from creashens.
For the next spread, I used a paper and embellishments from the 5th & Frolic digital kit, along with cards from the Project Life Polka Dot Party mini kit.
Here's a look at the left side of this layout:
I had a few selfies of Brad and I that I snapped while on the trip, and I thought it would be nice to put them on the same page and write a little note about them. I also noted the changes that we noticed between our last trip and this one.
I added some of the 5th & Frolic elements in a few places, and I even used a flair layer style from Mommyish to combine two elements into a custom flair button.
The right side of this spread:
On this page I had photos from our last full day in Vegas, a photo that my mom texted to me on Valentine's Day, and a couple of photos of the Las Vegas strip - one from our rental car on the way to the airport, and another from the air.
I used more elements from 5th & Frolic, and on one card from the Polka Dot Party kit, I copied the "the best" element and added it on top of a border strip, to make it appear more like a sticker/label than just part of the journaling card. Love how that turned out.
The last spread is our tour of The Neon Museum. I had so many photos from that tour that I wanted to separate it from the rest of the trip.
I used a free paper from Shannon McNab, which was part of her For The Love Of mini kit from February's Digiscrap Parade.
On this page I added the panoramic photo I'd made in Photoshop Elements (super easy with the Photomerge feature), across 3 pockets. I just merged the 3 pockets together as one layer before applying the clipping mask to the photo.
I used a couple of cards from the free sampler from The Lilypad. I repeated the one with the circles on the second page of the spread. I didn't have a lot to write about the tour so I used my pockets for the photos.
My templates are all from Cathy Zielske, by the way. Occasionally I do adjust the templates to suit my needs - such as on this last page, where I removed the two right hand 3x4 slots and added in a 4x6. I just took a 4x6 layer from one of her other templates and copied it into this template, then deleted the two layers I didn't need.
So there you have it, my Vegas trip is documented. I'm actually planning to make a couple of traditional scrapbook layouts (physical, not digital) with some of my favorite photos from the trip, so hopefully I will have those to share with you soon.
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