Tuesday, September 10, 2019


It's been a long time since I scrapbooked a mini-album or a page. That's because my son is now a teen and won't even let me point the camera his way! I have always enjoyed memory keeping, but haven't had much to document lately. Then, the I Heart Travel line came into my life and I had the perfect project. I created this adorable album in the Daily Doodle Mint Travel planner and love how it turned out. This summer, I have been screen-shotting and saving pictures of my son on the Snap Chat Map. Snap Chat is the way we communicate and I can follow him on the map. His little image shows up doing all sorts of things. I thought it was really cute, so I started saving the pics. I realized, I could create a travel album of his summer adventures - this kid has been on the go since school ended - using the Snap Chat pictures along with a couple of other ones. I love how it turned out.

To make the album, I used a grid lined insert. I started off by decorating the front pocket with travel themed die cuts. I love all of the sweet elements in this collection.

I made a cover for the insert using the Happy Trails paper. I decorated it using papers and stickers. I love using Doodlepops for the added texture and dimension. 
The first page of the album is an introduction page. I love the large stickers on the This and That sticker page. They are perfect for titles!
As I said, getting actual photos of my son isn't easy. I know other parents of teens have the same problem! So, to complete my album, I had to be creative. Each page shows a place he went this summer. The first one was our trip to the beach. I added a photo of the condo where we stayed and used that to document this part of his journey.

The die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack are my favorites! I love how I can easily decorate my page with them. The beauty of memory keeping in the Daily Doodle is that I don't need a ton of supplies for each  page. I love adding texture and dimension to my pages so I popped the cloud on with foam adhesive. 
His next big adventure was going to California with his dad, uncle and cousin. Here's where the Snap Map pictures come into play. While he was away, I was able to see where he was. I LOVE how cute the Bitmojis (his little cartoon like figure) look. The airplane and luggage die cuts were perfect for this page about his time in the airports.
First, he visited the San Francisco area where his cousin lives. (Good thing he is on Snapchat so he could be in the picture, too!) I love the banners from the Chit Chats pack. It's easy to layer them across both pages of the spread. As you can see, I used the same washi throughout the book for consistency.
This page about his journey to Yosemite was kept simple on purpose. I added a few small stickers and die cuts, but the focus is on the Vacation Time paper. I used it throughout the book for matting the photos and to journal. I left it blank here so that he could list all of his favorite things about this trip. Since the album is for him, I wanted him to have some say in the journaling. This paper is perfect for him to do so.
Sometimes you have to be 'stealthy' when getting a photo of your teen. Here he is ordering a burger at our favorite spot in Nags Head. I had to hide in the car to get this shot. (Well, not actually hide, it was WAY too hot to stand in the sun, so I waited in the car and took the opportunity to grab the shot. :) ) I'm glad that he actually made an appearance in the album! 

I used the Vacation time paper again and documented the fun things we did on this trip!
On this page, about another trip to the beach, the photos take center stage. All I needed to do was add a few small die cuts and some Icon stickers.
This last page is about a boat trip he took. I love the cruise ship images and thought it would be perfect to go along with the cute photo. Adding the border strips draws the eye to the main elements of the page.

As you can see, documenting your teen's travels CAN be fun. I love how versatile the I Heart Travel line is. There was something perfect for each of his adventures. Thanks for joining me on this journey. Happy Trails!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
I❤️TRAVEL This and That Stickers
I❤️TRAVEL Icon Stickers
I❤️TRAVEL Odds and Ends
I❤️TRAVEL Chit Chat
I❤️TRAVEL Vacation Time Paper
I❤️TRAVEL Happy Trails Paper
I❤️TRAVEL Jelly Clips
I❤️TRAVEL Jet Set Doodle-pop
I❤️TRAVEL Going Places Washi Tape
I❤️TRAVEL Wish You Were Here Washi Tape
Abigail Font Stickers - Ladybug
Teensy Type - Ladybug, Swimming Pool, Limeade
Daily Doodle - Mint Travel Planner

1 comment:

  1. I love the Snapchat map idea!!!this is fabulous! So happy to know I’m not alone in getting photos of my college kiddo from social media!!


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