If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know just how much I love scrapbooking. It’s been a passion of mine for ages, and ever since I was a kid I’ve been scrapbooking my holiday memories. When I got back from San Francisco I bought a few mementos with me, and snapped up some prints from Printiki* to get my scrapbook started. It’s been a while since I’ve gone down the traditional scrapbook route, but I really enjoyed getting back to basics.
My first few pages pretty much made themselves. I usually go for 3×4 prints in my scrapbooks but with the size of this album I thought square would work better. I ended up layering photos which I think worked really well. Printiki offer a white border, black border or no border on their square prints, as well as different coloured polaroid frames. I’m really glad I went for the white border as I think it stands out well on the brown paper. I did toy with going for the polaroid style instead, but I think that works better if you’re putting your photos on display rather than sticking them down.
All the little extras are just things I had laying around, though I did buy the west coast themed bits from Hobbycraft before we went as I was so excited to do this scrapbook. That’s the pile of stuff in the bottom left of the photo above. I always think it’s nice having bits other than photos and journalling to bring the pages to life.
I ordered my photos on the Printiki app, so any edits to them were done on my phone. I switch between the Photoshop app and A Color Story usually, and can’t remember exactly what I did to which image as a lot of them I’d also posted to Instagram.
I realise in hindsight that I should have switched things up a bit in these photos, but I can’t be bothered to wait until the weekend to re-take them so they’ll have to do. Pro blogger right here.
I’m usually kinda fussy about gaps on scrapbook pages and like to fill them with little extras, but I quite like the gaps on both of the pages above. The SFMOMA page in particular is really bare, but I have plenty of photos on the subsequent pages (which I haven’t photographed for the blog) so I don’t really feel like it needs anything else.
I hope you enjoyed this quick peek into my San Francisco scrapbook. It’s only a little overview as there are a few more pages that I didn’t photograph, but I wanted to share how I put together my holiday scrapbooks. My prints were sent to me for free by the people at Printiki, but that was just good timing on their part! I’m in love with how they’ve made this scrapbook look. If you want to know where any of the other bits are from, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you – though most of it is bound to be from Hobbycraft!
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