Visit any scrapbook store on-line or in person, and there is one subject I’ll promise that you’ll find featured: vacation. I started as a child scrapbooking my summer vacations, and I know a great deal of other scrapbookers who were lured into this hobby by the desire to make scrapbooks about their vacations.
Has that changed for me? No way! I still love scrapbooking trips both big and small, and what I really appreciate is how the industry has gone from intensely themed and brightly colored product to more useful product, and to items that can cross over into other pages and subjects as well. While I utilize a great many items in my vacation scrapbooks that are not themed, I also am always on the lookout for the best of travel and vacation products available.
And from cruises to road trips, time at the beach to camping, and just general travel, journey, and trip products…there is definitely a lot available. Here are six collections I think are fantastically useful, cool, and otherwise great buys:
- Bo Bunny Press “Paradise” Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
- Creative Imaginations “Oceana” Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
- Little Yellow Bicycle “Pack your Bags” Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
- Making Memories “Panorama” Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
- Studio Calico “Documentary” Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
- The Girls’ Paperie “On Holiday” Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
I also like this transparency from Teresa Collins Travel line. It could be such fun to mark on, paint, spray, and otherwise alter to suit my travels.
One stand out line this season that I mentioned above is Making Memories Panorama line. I love the tropical feel of the product, and that the colors are not too bright, and that any number of layouts could be lovely with the product – not just travel.
I created this layout about a vacation at our home – and I loved how easily it all came together.
Patterned Paper (die cut): Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
Patterned Paper (background): Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
Making Memories Title Letters Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
Making Memories Tickets Two Peas
Making Memories Journaling Card Scrapbook.com
Making Memories die cut shapes Two Peas
Making Memories Wordfetti Two Peas
Evalicious flowers with buttons www.shopevalicious.com
other: white thread, rhinestones, black pen
I like vacation products that put me in a relaxed state of mind. I like products that have a style that I’d normally choose to use, and that can be used for all kinds of subjects. Words like laughter, good times, journey, and so many others that can be found in these products can be creatively put to use for anything! Palm trees and ocean waves don’t have to mean that you’re on a cruise – they can represent a summer’s day, or just a relaxing time.
What adventure will be next in my scrapbooking? I’ve got a few ideas, and you can be sure that I’ll be taking some of these fantastic products along with me to create and enjoy. Before I end this article here are a few more fun items to consider:
Canvas flip flops mini book by Quick Quotes: Scrapbook.com
Martha Stewart Border Punch: Scrapbook.com
Karen Foster metal decorative plates are so fun – perfect if you’re traveling or on a road trip in the USA. Scrapbook.com
I could go all day! Bella Blvd has a great new camping line. EK Success continues to produce travel-themed Jolee’s Boutique stickers. By getting specific with what kind of vacation you’re having when you use search terms, you can find even more inspiration and fun. I hope you’ve enjoyed my look at some current picks for great vacation products.
[Disclosure: May is a member of the design team at The Girls Paperie, some of whose products appear in this article.]
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