The Great Outdoors

My son went camping at Red River Gorge in the fall of 2010. He came home with so many beautiful photos of the area and some great shots of his fellow scouts, too. The trip was a great bonding experience for him as a new Scout to the Troop. However, I never scrapped the photos. I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of pictures.

Finally, as I was planning his scrapbook to present to him at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor, I decided that I really didn’t want to crop the photos, nor did I want to have an endless amount of layouts from this one trip. So…I decided to skip traditional scrapping and opted to use an assortment of pocket pages. I was able to scrap 44 photos with 4 varying sized pocket pages.

For my first page, I kept the design simple using five 4×6 photos and a 4×6 title card for the trip.

I cut a sheet of TPC’s Canteen paper down to 4×6. Using the dot side up, I added a 1/2×6 section of the reverse side (stripe) along the bottom of the card. I accented the card with twine and staples. Then I took a short cut and pulled the title for the card off of the TPC The Great Outdoors Sticker Sheet. To complete the card, I added a details sticker from my stash.

For another page, my photo slots were 6×4 and 2×3. For one of the larger spots, I used a ruled scrap of paper from my stash and accented it with a 4″ strip of the stripe sticker from the TPC The Great Outdoors Sticker Sheet. Again, I accented with staples and twine and added a piece of flair. Finally I finished the journaling card off with a camper sticker from the same sticker sheet.


For the 2×3 card, I again used the dot paper with a section of the striped sticker and added the word “Hiking” sticker.

*TPC – Canteen Stripe Paper
*TPC – The Great Outdoors 12×12 Sticker
* twine
*label sticker
*camping flair
*ruled patterned paper
*photo pocket pages

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