Friday, May 10, 2019

Scrapbooking | 2011 Chronological Albums Completed

I spent all day Saturday working through the final photos & stories for our 2011 Chronological Albums. I completed 16 layouts - a variety of 12x12 pages, an 8 1/2x11 page, and several divided pocket pages. It was a wonderful way to spend (inter)National Scrapbook Day!

First, I finished up the itinerary layout for Robbie's Surprise Birthday Getaway. I included lots of journaling on this page, so some of the following pages about this trip contain little or no additional journaling.

Then there are several pages about the Cleveland Browns/Houston Texans game - two of which contain funny stories that still make us laugh.

For all of these pages, I used an orange cardstock background and interspersed memorabilia and FUN football themed embellishments.

Here's a closer look at the journaling about those humongous hot dogs!

The remaining pages show Reliant Stadium, the game itself, and the final score (sadly the Browns lost).

I used an 8x8 divided pocket page to include more highlights from game day.

After the game, we headed to the Kemah Boardwalk for dinner. We were still wearing our orange jerseys, but I wanted to give this layout a different feel. I pulled some darker papers and discovered a border strip that said "On the Boardwalk" - perfect!

We spent the next day at Space Center Houston, and I created another six layouts showcasing those photos (which I'll share in a separate post).

To finish out our 2011 albums, I created three pages with Christmas cards. I chose a selection of cards, sentiments, and signatures from all the cards we received that year.

I also scrapped two lovely anniversary cards we received for our 10th anniversary that year.

It feels so good to complete this project that I've been working on for the past eight (!) years! 

Did you find time to scrap on (inter)National Scrapbook Day?


  1. WOW you were certainly very busy. I'm sure there's such a sense of satisfaction in getting the album complete.

  2. Unfortunately, I didn't get to scrapbook NSD. (But I might have picked up a few supplies on sale over the weekend.)

    I love your Surprise Birthday Weekend LO's and all the little stories. And now, I have a craving for the Flying Dutchman- which is my favorite place to eat on the Kemah Boardwalk (probably because you can't get it anywhere else.)

  3. I didn't do any scrapbooking then, but I'm not complaining ... because I was solo in New York City! You were very productive - well done!


Thanks so much for your comment - it's like a ray of sunshine in my day!