Project Life: Scrapbooking My Trip To Japan

One of the geeky things that I love to do is scrapbook. I love decorating my photos, cutting up paper, gluing things down, and getting to relieve that moment in the photo. Also, it gets them off my computer!

I use to do the traditional scrapbooking but I don't have the room for all the freaking supplies. I sold them on eBay and switch to doing it all digital and then having them printed out into books from Shutterfly. I heard about Project Life which is pretty much using pocket pages and some places sell pre printed papers so all you go is slide things in and you are done.

I really can't explain but I missed using actual supplies and pocket pages and simple cards take up less space so I started my memory keeping that way. I also started working on my Japan trip and I wanted to share the first couple of pages I have done.

Here's the title page. I used a photo from us at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Tokyo Tower, The Golden Temple, and the deadliest ramen I have ever eaten! I had a card with a "map" on it and I typed out "Let's be Adventures" on my typewriter, and used letter stickers for the title card. I need to write out Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo on the bottom of it. I want to use my own hand writing but I need to work up the nerve to do it. I don't want to screw up the card.

The next page has a group photo of us at the airport! I also included the photo of my wallet and yen that I had taken the day before. I typed up info about our flight on the typewriter and glued them on to a card that has airplanes on it. That photo of me and Jaime and then the smaller one with Debra were on the plane. I lost my actual boarding passes so I printed out the e-mail with our flight info.

I collect so many papers just in case they can be included in my book.

This page has the first picture I took of Osaka after we got out of the airport and onto the subway. I added a photo of the subway route map too because look how crazy it is! I also included Jaime's freak out of his first vending machine. It was too cute not to add.

The last page I have completed shows a bit of where we stayed at and how tall Jaime is! He bumped his head everywhere that first night. That bowl of tuna was my first official meal in Osaka and the random stack of stuff was my score at 7-11! They have awesome things at their 7-11s! The next day was our official first day and we headed off to Kyoto. When we got off the subway to switch to another train we smelled something yummy that Jaime yelled out "Follow the smell" and we ended up at a waffle place called Manneken. They had chocolate, green tea, maple sugar, and other flavors. Of course since it was Halloween they even had Pumpkin. It was so yummy!

There you have it! I scrapbook! I love to scrapbook! I love to craft in general and scraping is something that lets me do that. I just want to mention how hard it is to photograph these! The natural lighting in my building/apt is pretty much gone now and the amount of glare I got from the plastic. I need to work on photographing them but I still wanted to share my pages even though they are not perfectly photographed.

Do you guys scrapbook?

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