My lovely boyfriend had his 30th Birthday recently, and after a not too successful present given last year I thought, for this special occasion, I would make a bit more effort! I decided to plan a surprise trip away; I contacted his boss to ask for permission to take time off, spoke to his family as I knew they had been their before and after lots of research I finally booked the tickets.

As his birthday was approaching I started thinking about what he would open on the day, so I decided to make a scrapbook informing him of the plans which I later would like to get some of the photos developed to fill it up.

The imagine I have of scrapbooks are of beautifully decorated, highly visually stimulating, creative displays of tactile treasures. After collecting a variety of pictures and cuttings, I got to work. My attempt definitely doesn’t fit into the above description! Unfortunately, to get the desired effect I believe it requires a lot of time and specific resources which I wasn’t prepared to make or find, as however much I love my boyfriend, he’s a boy, and I’m sure he wouldn’t appreciate that level of scrapbooking!

Now that we have returned I will enjoy continuing the book to completion, with all the leaflets I pocketed along the way!

I love the idea of putting in a map of where you vacationed!     travel scrapbook collage art

COVER PAGE with map of the world to mark destinations coveredTravel scrapbooking layout idea -