16 June 2009

Souvenir Scraps

I'm not sure if you'll agree with me, but sometimes, the most ordinary blah objects are the ones that bring back those happy vacation memories. Just like a scene from a Harry Potter movie, touching a shoe or rock magically sucks you into a different world, and Tada! it's like you're on vacation again.

Here are some ordinary, everyday things I've picked up from vacations past: pebbles, sea shells, a feather and a little bit of sand (packed into an old film canister). These can be displayed in small bottles or glass dishes, but here's what I do with them:

I add them to my scrapbooks!

I transfer the sand and shells into a miniature zip bag and glue this on the page. Add a feather (or pressed flowers if the destination isn't seaside) for a tactile and three dimensional scrapbook!

8 comments:

  1. This would be cute to look back on :)

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  2. Hello Amanda! Good morning =)

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  3. This is reeeeeaaally cool, I do love scrapbooking!

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  4. Thanks Nuit! Hope you'll have a good summer with lots of souvenirs!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This post is making me really want to hit the beach... but alas, I'm not that close to one. I don't think I'd have thought of adding shells to a scrapbook, but I will do that next time I get to collect some!!

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  6. Hello Micha! Welcome to my blog =) Here's wishing you a nice vacation soon!

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  7. you know, you are so right about that. Its the objects you'd usually throw away that you remember things about you're holiday! I love how you used the harry potter analogy!

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  8. Hi Lorelailette -- I'm busted (Harry Potter fan)! Can't wait to see the next movie =)

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