Friday, May 29, 2015


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,


  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!!

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

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

  4. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

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



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