My contribution to the vacation album will be a "What I collected" page. In July, my family and I went to Tokyo for 2 weeks. I was invited to Japan to do a scrapbook show and to give a seminar at a scrapbook convention much like the Craft and Hobby Association conventions that we have here in the U.S.
After the convention, my and family and I had the time of our lives exploring Tokyo. It was SO much fun!! The people were wonderful and the food was awesome! Once we figured out the railway system, we traveled all around and saw as much as we could. We got so many cool things in Japan; we had to pay $25 extra for luggage that exceeded the allowed weight, LOL. As a start to documenting all the cool things we collected, I created this scrapbook page.
To hold brochures and notes about our travels, I cut a transparency into a triangle and machine stitched it to the page, creating a clear pocket. I then used the MM travel tags to help hold different things. In the upper left I wrapped a rubber band around the tag so that I can slip tickets underneath the band. To hold some coins (yen and an anime coin that my son bought), I again machine stitched on a transparency so that the tag had a pocket. On the blue tag is an anime card (my family loves anime) which I just adhered to the tag using non-permanent adhesive. The last tag uses an MM clip to holds a few business cards - I met a lot of very nice people in Japan, and if you've been to Japan before, you might have noticed that exchanging business cards is an important part of the introduction process. It's pretty cool!
Now you may have noticed that there is a lot going on in this page. I've really loaded it up, but I did that because it reminds me of Tokyo. In the city, there is so much going on from a visual perspective - whether it was buildings I saw downtown, advertisements, or even what I saw on Japanese T.V. There was lots of visual stimulation and it was interesting to see so many patterns, colors, and details all squeezed together.
So here's the challenge:
1. Create a "What I collected page" using the new MM travel papers and embellishments. I love this line!
2. Adhere or machine stitch at least one pocket on your page. It can be clear like mine (using a transparency) or made of paper.
3. Try some of my tag ideas or come up with your own ways to use tags to attach and display items that you've collected in your travels.
4. Post your finished page in our gallery. We'd love to see it!
Have a wonderful day! Take care :)