Earlier this year I was lucky enough to go on a big trip to Thailand and Europe and I’ve finally started to scrap my photos, so prepare yourself for the next few months of nothing but travel layouts!!

I am a massive hoarder of paraphernalia when travelling, so I’ve got tickets, brochures, business cards and all sorts of trinkets I collected and I love to incorporate these into my layouts. I also go way overboard with the photo taking – I took well over 4,000 photos on this trip and have managed to cull it down to about 800 to scrap, so it’s a big job!

So here we go….



Materials: Prima Marketing Cartographer paper and tags, American Crafts Thickers, German scrap

See, here’s some first-class hoarding – the map we used to find our way around, my aeroplane tickets, a train ticket and the business card from our hotel! This map was too cool to just tuck in a pocket or something, so I thought I’d use it as the basis for my layout. It pained me to cut it, but it was way too big to fit, so I just trimmed it to the areas where we actually spent time.


Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

Materials: Collections Elements tissue paper, KaiserCraft flower, Prima Marketing Cartographer paper, tag and buttons

I guess this is one of the biggest icons of Berlin and I was pretty excited to see it in person – that having been said, it was much more impressive at night than during the day so I was glad we went back to see it at night!




Materials: Prima Marketing Cartographer paper

My husband is a big war buff and has a particular soft spot for Napoleon, so when he saw that there was an exhibition about the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, there was no holding him back! Aside from the small photo in the middle, the rest of this layout is made up of segments of a brochure that I collected at the museum. I didn’t want to over-embellish since the panels were already quite busy, so I cut frames out of leftover paper to make each panel stand out from the background and I walked away…


East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

Materials: Graphic 45 Typography paper and keyhole, Tattered Angels chipboard stickers

This is a double and the photo above looks like it’s been cropped a bit too harshly, but that’s actually how the layout looks – it goes right to the edge of both pages, allowing me to cram as many photos as possible onto the layout.

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