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My Summer Vacation

Hi!  We're traveling this summer vacation so I thought I'd make a travel journal for the kids.  I thought it would be nice for the kids to write or draw in it and maybe even paste pictures and store some souvenirs from the trip.  It'll be their first little scrapbook. 

I used the Which One Wednesday sketch over at TGF Farm Fresh Challenge for the cover of my project.

So I broke my rule of no new stamps and bought this Surfer Ian and also Surfer Anya cause now that there is a boy and girl you have to have both right?  And I bought them online over at Little Craft House.  It was probably one of the fastest orders I've ever received.  I ordered them on a Tuesday and then got them that same week on Saturday so I got to use them right away.

Here's the title page.  I thought the kids could write in their own names. 

I made some pockets too so they could store some papers or photos or something.

The back cover is chipboard but the front just cardstock.  And I used my Cinch to bind all of this.  I love using a binding machine and making books now.  So many more things you can make!

There's 30 pages with 3 folders.  I hope that is enough paper for our trip.  I guess they could use the back side of the papers as well.

I like how this book turned out.  I'll be making a girly version for my daughter.  Not sure if I'll be using Surfer Anya or not.

I almost thought I wouldn't finish this project tonight.  We had a power outage for a couple hours which ruined my cooking.  Good thing my hubby was able to buy some dinner on the way home.  My kids enjoyed playing with flash lights in the dark and made up their own games.  And we got to see some awesome lightning in the sky due to the thunderstorm.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Lorraine said…
That's a great idea and will make a great keepsake! Will help them to remember everything that happened on the trip. Love the design & pockets! (I've got to use my binding tool more, lol.)
Cheryl said…
Wow, what a cute book! The binding looks good! Good idea to actually bring it on vacation since I never even really finished my last vacation scrapbook.

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