Challenge YOUrself for August: Vacation Scrapbook Layout

By | 08/07/2020

How do you create a vacation layout when every single day feels like a vacation?

I decided to take some pictures of what I was doing one day this week…I have a routine and I’m loving it. I’m using a little Cannon Ivy printer to print the pictures that I’m taking from my phone.  It’s so easy to use and I love being able to snap a picture and print it immediately.  I gives you a little 2 x 3″ picture which is perfect for the smaller layouts that I’ve been making.

Challenge yourself august scrapbook vacation layout

I love theme layouts, but I live in a town where everyone wants to vacation in.  I LOVE my town!  It’s the perfect summer vacation spot.  We have a town beach down the street and around the corner that is right on Long Island Sound.  I can ride my bike or walk to at least a dozen town parks and beaches.  It’s a little over 1 mile to Peconic Bay which looks out on Shelter Island.  The town has a boardwalk and piers that you can stroll on with a park in the center full of benches overlooking a couple of marinas.  You can browse the boutiques, stroll along the water, or try out the local cuisine at one of our fabulous restaurants.  I don’t need to go anywhere.  Although…I haven’t gone into town in months.  I do take picnics with my husband to some of the lesser known beaches and parks.  We are often the only ones there.

Challenge yourself august scrapbook vacation layout

I didn’t want to stuff my page full of photos.  I’m working on more clean and simple layouts and I’m only creating 6 x 8″ layouts for these challenges because I want them to go in my One Little Word© album.

I’m attempting to journal my day.  This layout shows that I take a bike ride every day and then I go for a swim and hang out on the deck and do some reading.  That is my afternoon.  My mornings include a 30 minute walk, often with my husband.  I then spend the rest of my morning and early afternoon in my craft studio doing whatever project I feel like for the day!  My afternoons I like to be more active and get outside because I do live in a beautiful spot.  I try to squeeze in some house cleaning or some DIY home project during the day. Evenings after dinner include more creative time and then some relaxing either on the deck with a chimenea fire or a TV show or a game of Scrabble.

Like I said…every day is a vacation!  After 44 years of working, we’ve earned this and it was worth it!

We would love to have you join us for the Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook layout challenge.  The theme is Vacation!

Create in vacation layout for the challenge yourself august scrapbook challenge

The only rule is that YOU have to be in the photo!  This is always tough because I took all the photos and I’m not in them.  I am finding myself using this year and this album to document my journey through my first year of retirement.  It’s been a fun challenge!! (And an interesting journey so far!)

Create in vacation layout for the challenge yourself august scrapbook challenge

This layout uses a lot of leftover pieces from the last album that I made with the Simple Stories Vintage Coastal ephemera and stickers.  I added some of the leftover thickers as well.  The background paper is one of Vicki Boutin’s 6 x 8″ premade mixed media foundations papers and the smaller papers are all from Vicki’s Let’s Wander collection.  I was using pieces left from previous projects and a few cut apart banners.  I think there are even a couple of stickers from what I have left of a Heidi Swapp sticker pack.

Who doesn’t love documenting a vacation day?

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Thank you so  much for stopping by!  I hope you find time to do some memory keeping this month.  I love including it in my daily routine to document what I’m up to.  Who knows who might enjoy looking at that someday!  I also find it immensely relaxing to do!

Be well my friends!

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