Monday, March 2, 2015

Enjoy the View-Getting Family Involved in your Memory Keeping

Last Month my husband and I took a trip to Costa Rica.  We had a blast!  But I wasn't the only one on the trip nor was I the only one that would have memories from the trip. I began to ponder how I would get his input.....Got it.

 My husband loves TV so I knew whatever involvement I was going to get needed to be quick and to the point.  I emailed him 4 questions to answer regarding the trip. I knew his view point would be different from mine as he as been all over the world and I have not.  So sit back and Enjoy The View.

Naturally this was a big event totally worth scrap booking with a bazillion photos right?  RIGHT? However every photo, for me, doesn't warrant an Oscar some are just supporting photos.  This helps with the after vacation overwhelmed factor.  I felt his point of view is just that, no photo needed to convey a feeling I have the feelings in writing.

Lets break it down.
I wanted this to be a fun, boy girl kinda page since it was both our thoughts about a tropical location. I gathered my supplies and got busy.

Supplies: Stash cardstock, wood grain and cork board and dots.  Heidi Swapp and Fiskars Travel stamps , wood veneers, paper clips, Momento and distress ink

At first too bland I was missing something...duh girl color..PINK!  Ah much better.

Once I got the base layer down time it was time  print out my answers which in this case took the place of my photo and got busy!

To embellish the responses I added a few embellies and stamps but kept them in the boy girl theme of pink and blue.

I used my silhouette to cut out the country of Costa Rica remember the best way to not forget about you die cutters is to use a die cut on every layout/card.

I use Momento ink on the top and bottom portion of the wood cut title.  Love how it turned out.

All done.

Looking for other ways to get family involved try these:
Use Social Media-tweets, FB posts, pictures they've taken.
Email a list of questions as I have done here
Simply Ask-record answers on a device or type them down
Create a lists of prompts.

If you have anymore tips please share I'd love to hear about them.

Happy March!


  1. You make layouts fun and creative to the eye! Love your work

  2. What a great idea! And I love the inking you did on the wooden title. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Moanica! Yes sometimes those wood veneers need a little spice!

  3. I love your thought process and approach to getting your husband's input. I usually scrapbook from my point of view, and it would be nice to see his as well. Great layout, thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks you Lisa Renee! i was glad to get his input and be able to document it.

  5. Great layout, love the idea of having both points of view from the vacation. I will have to remember to do this, like Lisa I tend to only scrap from my point of view.

    1. Hey Tena! Yay I hope you do try it. It fun to see what others come up with.



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