Thursday, June 2, 2011

scrapbooking on vacation

cover paper: Block Party & Elastic Ribbon
My diy: Art Kit ended up being a success for our trip to Lake Powell. Usually in the afternoon around lunch time when the kids had enough sun for a while we came inside onto the houseboat. We sat on the second level with a gorgeous view and spent time with the art kit and journal. I brought a larger fabric bag to hold everything along with my paints, scissors, Elmer's glue, stuff for me to supervise-otherwise known as damage control. ;)

I wouldn't say that I stole the art kit from Avery, like I joked before our trip, but it worked out perfect because I scrapped the Instax pictures while they watercolored, painted shells & drew pictures. It was kinda fun to only use, scissors, Elmer's glue, construction paper & the kit.

Everything in this art journal I brought in the art kit. When we got home I added the metal rim tag, a 2" punched sun, sticker letters, ELASTIC ribbon (I'm obsessed), the vellum envie, fabric scrap and some staples. I love the Tim Holtz mini stapler. Mine wasn't working but I McGyver'd it & it works like a charm again. It even staples through acrylic & chipboard. Did I mention I love it?


Inside the envie I added extra Instax photos, a shell Quincey gave me, a painted wood dog from Avery, a tag with journaling and extra chipboard shapes. Plus, I added the feather because the girls were so funny whenever a duck came waddling along. This I added at home as a reminder of those ducks.
Dear Lizzy banner paper// Crate Paper stickers//button flowers

Watercolor circles + crayon outline// deco tape// label stickers// chipboard bird tab// button flowers //mini stapler //Instax photos

Including the pre-strung buttons and button flowers was perfect because you just popped them right on the page. Also Studio Calico rubons, paint, deco tape, mini stapler.

Watercolor + crayon circles, deco tape, label stickers, pre-strung buttons, paper flowers, Instax photo

The girls enjoyed painting shells & I included one in the book here. Along with an Elle's Studio tag.


Precious drawing of Avery & Alfie... and she drew a "toy snowman" too. What I would do to have a peek inside her silly mind? haha
More pages of Avery & Quincey's art. There's journaling behind the flashcards. It's basically a colorful mess but I adore it!
This is so perfect for a vacation... or even if your kids are out of school because it's all in a bag so when they are done for the day just put it all away and it's ready for next time.
Congrats if you made it to the end of this post!

40 comments:

Ashley Michelson said...

I absolutely adore your creativity!! Everytime I read your blog, my mind is racing with ideas! I am going on a motorhome trip this July. I would love to do this kind of kit for me. What size (approx.) was the book you created? Thank you :)

Amanda Johnson said...

This is amazing!! I never could have made something that beautiful with only those few supplies! I love this idea of an art kit for the kiddos...I am thinking I might try my hand at making one for my own girls! Also I told my husband that we have to go to Lake Powell for vacation next year...it looks absolutley gorgeous!!!

elizabeth kartchner said...

Ashley,

how fun! you def need a kit+journal... I will go measure it now cause I forgot. :)

elizabeth kartchner said...

Amanda,

yes! you need to keep convincing him. I loved it!
I'm sure your girls would love one too. It's way easy and you use scraps or stuff you haven't used forever...

hugs

Kristin said...

Such an awesome idea! I love the results. :)

Lerato said...

Great idea! What size is this art journal? It looks soooo cute :-) You are sooooo talented and definately one of my favourite scrapbookers! Go on, creative one! Greetz from Germany

Renee Zwirek said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

Those drawings and art you added from Q & A are SO sweet!

LOVE THIS!

Kim Woods said...

I love it!!!!!! What a fun way to document a vacation RIGHT IN THE MOMENT!!!! My birthday is a week from Monday...so hoping for that Instamax camera...fingers and toes crossed!

liza said...

your "diy art kit" is such a perfect 'must-have' for any trips. =)
thanks for sharing that tip, even grown-ups like me will definitely have one pack. memories to document right in a snap, no more excuse of having no-free time! =)

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

beautiful Liz
i have just finished 2 pre made mini albums to take to disney in 3 weeks time, i still have 1 more to make and we are all set. one of them is for Lucy to use to get autographs, and i will journal each night about her meeting them in it. more personal than her usual bought disney ones i think :)

Emily said...

Seriously ADORABLE!!! I need to start doing this--it seems I always have time on vacation, and when I'm doing nothing I think, "I wish I were in my scrap room right now...". I will definitely try this next time!

Anonymous said...

Lizzy,
Can you tell me whats the song in the Estee Lauder commercial for the Pleasure perfume. you used it in your class when you visited PR last year.
Thanks,

cnoemipr@hotmail.com

benelun said...

Thank you so much Lizzy for sharing this project : love it.

Alannah(: said...

Lizzy :)
what pen do you use to write on your instax photos?I'm visiting America in a few weeks with my fam dam and the first thing I'm buying is one of those cameras hehe :)

Agnès said...

Waouh!!!!
Ce carnet est absolument MAGNIFIQUE!!!
Un très grand BRAVO!!!

Hearthandmade said...

lol! I got through the whole post! It is the best little scrapbook i have seen in a long time. Your kids are guna be superstar scrapbookers when their generation get their blog on!

It is fabulous and makes me want to go on a mini holiday. I nabbed a picture of your mini art kit so i could make one myself incase i go somewhere for a weekend ^_^

Anelsie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love it! Great idea for a mini album class!!!! You are so talented and definitely one of my favorite scrapbookers ever! Cheers from sunny Puerto Rico!
Anelsie

Libby said...

This art kit and the resultant scrapbook are so delightful! What a marvelous keepsake for you and your family and one that will be cherished by your girls down through the years.
Glad that you had a wonderful vacation!

michib said...

wonderful album - amazing idea. Love that you were able to capture it right then.

-Aina- said...

Nydelige album du har laget.
Deilig farger du har satt sammen ♥

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

Ok, this is amazing. I am going to *think about* doing one for my toddler, just one at home putting in all of his fun things from this summer!!! Thank you for sharing, this is just darling.

Sara Ancich said...

must get instax camera.

laurie said...

what a wonderful treasure from your family vacation, very nice, love how you used the AC tape on each page.

Ann Marie said...

I think I have to say that this is your best one yet my friend.

SuZeQ said...

Oh, what wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing!

Rachel M said...

I love this, I'm going to have to make one with me son. :)

Stitched + Adorned said...

what a cute ideas! I'm inspired... although I doubt I can create something as fancy! =)

http://stitchednadorned.wordpress.com/

Scrapcollectr said...

Your comment about wishing u could see inside your child's mind reminds me of a story a friend told me. Her 4 y.o. daughter was sitting quietly at the dinner table for a change and my friend remarked wistfully, "I wish I could see what's going on in that mind of yours, Hannah..." to which her 6 y.o. daughter, Rachel, said, shaking her head, "There's a party going on in there." This is probably true of most young children, I imagine! *smile*
@scrapcollectr

josefina said...

Love it! My now 8 yrs old daughter usually packs her own crafts on road trips/vacation; but I think she would enjoy an art/craft kit I put together for her. (She loved making a little yellow bicycle envelope album with me) Thanks for the idea!

Patti L said...

Hi Liz, I have a question...where do u put ur Instax photos as u go? When ur outside? Do u have a baggie or pocket?! You can email pelabau@yahoo.com or tweet me @Pattilabau... Thanks! Great project!

cinback said...

Brilliant! I am heading out on a girls trip soon and I am gathering "scrap on the road" ideas, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Lana said...

Hey there,
Loving this cute little scrapbook! What a beautiful keepsake! And a great idea for road trips and vacations! Thanks for sharing!

Come Grow With Us said...

Mu favorite of all your scrapbook posts ever.
Love that you added art from the girlies. It captures!
You're amazing, Liz. And an amazing mommie.
love you!

Ana Degenaar said...

What a beautiful blog! Im glad I found you!

P.S. I'm hosting a great giveaway and I thought you might like it.

Keshet said...

This is fabulous! Love how the instax photos came out!

Kristen said...

Yes, I made it to the end and enjoyed every minute!

Stephanie said...

I love love love this book! It's so cute and it looks like you had a really fun time making it!

Gaelle said...

Salut , magnifique ton album j'adore !!!!! Les couleurs sont extras !!!!!! Gaëlle .

Verity said...

You were featured on Belle Bébés! http://www.bellebebes.co.uk/2011/07/diy-travel-sanity/ We really love this beautiful idea :)

Noisette251 said...

i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!