Inspired By | Nancy Damiano

Today I have a page to share that I didn’t realize I even needed in my Europe album. I had other ideas in mind to show the itinerary of my trip, but once I saw this Scrap Your Stash entry from Nancy Damiano at Two Peas, I was quickly running to my stash of KI Memories calendar papers and whipping up a page inspired by her example.

Layout from Your Memory Connection: Europe Itinerary (inspired by Nancy Damiano at 2peas)

Featured supplies: MME Cute Garden paper, Jillibean Soup Alphabeans Orange, Yam, Teal.

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The days that were pre-printed along the top of the each calendar ran Sunday through Saturday and that didn’t work for my trip. I trimmed a strip of yellow polka dot paper for each page and simply covered the words. I found a sheet of stickers from an old Project Life kit (when they used to include stickers) to fill in the days of the week. I also used a second sticker to attach my journaling.

I didn’t print any photos specifically for this page. I actually went through my stack of Europe photos that I hadn’t selected for other layouts. I found a photo that adequately represents each day of the trip and cut them to size. A few of the photos are blurry, but for this purpose, it does not matter. The photos are small and rather than re-printing extra photos, I just made use of photos that would otherwise have been discarded.

Layout from Your Memory Connection: Europe Itinerary (inspired by Nancy Damiano at 2peas)

When I was watching Nancy’s video, I knew that I would fill in my air travel days with the three letter airport codes rather than photos because I don’t think I took a single photo on either day. I also really wanted to add the names of the cities because it took me some time researching tours to find one that included the 5 main cities on my must-see list (Lucerne was a bonus!).

I also added some additional embellishments. Since I didn’t have two calendars in the same color, I picked two that at least had the same shape. I found a pattern paper that would bridge the two colors together and I added strips along the bottom of each page. I have used flowers on many of the pages in this album, so I added a few here too.

I love it when I see a layout on Pinterest or in an online gallery and it makes me realize I need to make a page like that too. While its fun to dream up my own ideas and designs, I also love the ease of taking inspiration from someone else and just creating a fun page.

When was the last time you were inspired by a specific page when you looked through an online gallery?

Thanks for stopping by today!

12 Comments

  1. What an awesome way to sum up your trip! This is so cool you were able to make it work for your trip!

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  2. what an awesome way to journal your vacation itinerary!! love it

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  3. I love how your pages turned out! I love that you were able to use photos that aren’t quite perfect and they still look fabulous in the overall design!!!

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  4. Absolutely love this! I’m totally pinning this to note for next time I have to scrapbook a trip.

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  5. That is why I like sketches so much, too.
    Every once in a while it’s nice to do a page without having to think to much.
    I love how your pages turned out. And I LOVE that you used the “discarded” photos.

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  6. Amazing layouts, Tammy! WOW!
    Jasmine
    alittledabofglue.blogspot

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  7. This is such a great layout. I love the fun shape and that everyday was documented…plus you got to use your photos that were just going to be discarded 🙂
    I have yet to watch any 2peas videos…I know I am missing out.

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  8. These are fabulous!! Just love the added details!

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  9. That is an awesome page, just perfect for travel photos! I love to scrap lift when I can, it helps the whole process go so much faster and I already know I like the finished result!

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  10. Great pages! I love how you used photos that would otherwise have been discarded. x

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  11. Such clever use of the calendar pages, Tammy! These are fantastic! I love the ways you adapted the papers to work with your travel schedule and photos.

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