Creating an Trip-at-a-Glance Page

Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to another Make It Monday!

Today we are sharing our summer memories with you in special list formats. You may be arriving from Kelli’s site where she is showing how old school photos + list journaling = easy scrapbook pages! Gotta love that!

As for me, today I am sharing a layout with … wait for it … 21 photos on it.

Yes, you read that correctly. I said twenty-one photos!

How did I manage it? Check it out.

Happy Memories 2015 Adventure by Alison Day Designs

We had just returned from an epic, 12 day, 4 stop, 3400 km round-trip tour of some of our favourite places to visit (and people too!) in BC and Alberta. I’d also just opened up my July 2015 Gossamer Blue kit and was dying to play. (See the video reveal of that kit here.) While flipping through the Shimelle True Stories sticker book, I saw a small set of number stickers and I knew I had the beginnings of my layout for today.

Initially I thought I’d just print 10 photos (so every photo would have a number sticker on it) but I honestly couldn’t decide on my top ten so I took the layout in a different direction. Call it an overview layout if you will. Each photo is just slightly smaller than 2×2″ and from them I could pick out 10 to highlight with the number stickers.

Also in the kit was a pack of puffy stickers from Evalicious (see them here) that were perfect for this layout! They are all about travel so I knew I could scatter them about to highlight other photos.


Every Gossamer Blue kit contains exclusive wood veneer pieces (I may have a bit of a collection now that I’ll be dealing with in a later post!) This month’s was this one that says ‘adventure’. Seemed like a good start to a title! I glued it to one of the stickers from the sticker book and added the year using the letter stickers from the kit.

To fill in that gap between the title block and the second row of photos I repeated stamped images using the exclusive stamp set from the kit.


I knew I needed something to put my list on. I also knew that was pretty much going to be the only journaling on this layout so a single block or card was needed. There wasn’t anything in the kit that spoke to me so I went searching through my Gossamer Blue Kit Stash and found a package of die cuts from Simple Stories that were perfect.

The clipboard die cut became my journaling spot and I purposefully placed it on pop dots AND on an angle to make it stand out from the rest of the grid design. I was able to add many other bits from the pack to enhance the layout. The heart you see here, the ‘yes!’ tag below, and the large wood grain camera in the bottom photo all came from this pack.


I needed to fill the space at the bottom of the page so I once again turned to the sticker book. Shimelle has designed her stickers to be graduated in size so you can layer them if you want. The silver banner was a good fit for the space but too sparse on its own so I layered a light pink banner over top and added a puffy sticker from the Evalicious set and two hearts from the Simple Stories pack.


This date die cut was also in the Simple Stories set. By circling the month and days we were away I managed to add the date to my layout plus cover up an ‘oopsy’ that happened when I had to move a photo I’d already stuck down. There are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities for more embellishment!

I hope you like to my Trip in Review page. I can see this being the first page in a set that documents our trip. I’m currently starting to tackle my album organization (or lack thereof) so I’m not sure at this point if this trip will get upgraded to a separate album or stay in our 2015 album. We’ll see! If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, I invite you to learn from the same people as me – Shimelle Lain’s Cover to Cover (an older class but still completely relevant) and Paperclipping’s deep dive audio course called The Story Centered Album with Noel Hyman and Shimelle Lain. I’ll be posting on my progress so watch for that.

Okay, now you’re off to Connie’s site. She’s showing her listing power too! Too many fabulous summer memories? Make a list! Listers gotta list!

Have a great Monday everyone. Hope it’s the start of a fabulous week!


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1 Response to Creating an Trip-at-a-Glance Page

  1. Libby Wiers says:

    I love this! I always have too many photos and have trouble doing a LO with just one or two…
    I think lots of photos and quick list are a great solution.

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