Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Scrapbook Project Completion - 10th Anniversary Cruise Albums

I started scrapping the photos and stories from our 10th anniversary cruise almost as soon as we returned home in January of 2012, and I've worked on this project off and on over the past few years. Each time, I've enjoyed returning to these FUN memories and our vacation celebrating 10 years of marriage.

I ended up with two full 12x12 binders! Maybe that's a little excessive, however this was the first cruise for both of us and there were so many stories and photos and memories to capture. My albums are arranged in sections rather than chronologically. The ten sections are: Bon Voyage, The Ship, At Sea, Cozumel (New Mexico), GeorgeTown (Grand Cayman), Falmouth (Jamaica), On Board, Culinary Delights, Reflections, and Cruise Compass. Over the past few months, I've been working to complete this album, filling in missing gaps in each section.

The last page I created is actually the last page in the album and documents the fact that we recorded stories and memories real-time on the cruise using the travel journal I created from an old Moby Dick picture storybook.


Once I slipped this layout into the page protector, I simply had to add a label to the front & side of each scrapbook and place them on our memory shelf.


This is the first project completion toward item #37 on my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list: Complete 10 Scrapbook Projects. What big projects have you completed lately?

11 comments:

Susanne said...

Wow, congrats on finishing such a large project. You inspire me to think about tackling larger projects just to keep up with you.

Cheryl M said...

I love how you are consistent with your projects Melissa. I haven't completed a project recently. I have several started but not finished. You inspire me too!

scrappyjacky said...

Well done on finishing.....two albums of fun memories.

Sian said...

What a great project. I wonder how many binders you'll need for the next big anniversary!

I have a couple of big non-scrapbooking projects that I need to get started on. New bedroom curtains are first on my list

Jane said...

well done, you must be so pleased to have those lovely memories documented.

Cheri said...

Congrats on finishing that! And on being able to tick of 1/10 of #37!

Sandra said...

Congratulations. You're a real inspiration. I don't know why but I had a silly idea that if I scrapped a big album for a certain event, I'd need to do it in one go, rather than keep revisiting it. You've made me think again :)

Goodness, I have a whole list of projects

Amy Anne Jenkins said...

We talked some about this over the weekend, I'm working on finally offering the scrapbooking class I've wanted to offer for almost five years now. . . If I had a list of things to do before. . . this would be towards the top. It's a big project for sure- but hopefully I'll complete in less time that your cruise album (Ha, ha, you know I'm just joking. . . I don't do many theme albums so I can't really talk.)

Alison said...

Well done you!...I LOVE the albums you've chosen!!
Alison xx

Karen said...

That's a huge project! I don't think I've ever had a scrapping project as large as that one, and it's awesome! I love the way you finished the album---the papers, the photo strip at the top---all just perfect!

Becky said...

Well done on finishing your project! I completed our 25th anniversary trip to the States and it filled 3 albums! Biggest project I have ever done! Now finishing up a mini album for Penny of her trip to Canada.