Friday, May 29, 2015

Ephemera



I remember the first time I heard the word “ephemera.”  I had to look it up.  It was on a scrapbooking website where a reader was asking for tips and ideas for all of the things you tend to collect on a vacation.  I’m still trying to figure this out! 

But one thing I have learned is to not bring home too many 3-D things.  I try to focus on flat things – business cards, takeout menus, matchbooks (not too many of those any more, but I still check), and paper placements.  I love incorporating these into my layouts.

For this month’s layout, I had some wonderful photos from a food tour in Napa Valley.  I couldn’t remember everything, but because I kept the handout from our guide and had grabbed takeout menus from several of the restaurants, I was in great shape.






Gourmet Walk by Moanica Caston.  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; Journaling card: My Mind’s Eye; Letter alphas: American Crafts Thickers.

The journaling card is a list of all the restaurants we visited and I cut out the description of the taco we sampled and put that right across the photo.  I’m so glad I kept those items and they came in pretty handy to help with my journaling.   
So, after you’ve enjoyed a meal or visited a pretty shop, look for a business card or some other way to help capture the memory.  Safe travels and…

Happy crafting,
Moanica

6 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I have pics, menus, memorabilia from my anniversary that I need to scrap and this would be perfect. TFS!!

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  2. I love this...I never had it before but I am kinda in the mood for scrambled egg taco now....

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  3. Great ideas for those travel experiences. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great post and great photo of the food as always, like the little journaling card as well.

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