Traveler’s Notebook with Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Smartphone Printer

I received the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Smartphone Printer as a Christmas gift. I had been looking at since the first model came out, wondering if I would like it, use it, etc. I am so glad I waited and went with the SP-2 version.

It is very simple to use and so convenient. My favorite part is bringing it to get-togethers and events and being able to quickly reprint photos to share with others.

I started this traveler’s notebook of my Hawaii trip while on vacation. I just brought a few supplies that I kept in a Websters Pages planner book. The mini sheets of washi paper tape from Simple Stories work great for traveling on the go.

At a recent crop I worked on finishing it up by adding in some memorabilia from the trip. I realize the bits & pieces I collect in my adventures are what I really like to see added to my albums. Sometimes that’s all I have if I was too swept away to remember to take a photo. I love the texture and dimension it adds.

Instax TN Hawaii

For this page I made a little pocket with the flower paper and Tiny Attacher to hold the brochure. Sometimes there are items I don’t want to cut up and this is a great solution.

Instax Hawaii 2

One of our favorite spots on the trip was Maui Brewing Co. Sampling different drafts with a flight, live music, outdoor patio, food truck, it was so awesome! I used some double sided adhesive tape to adhere the coaster down. The skinny washi is a neon set from Recollections.

I will add a youtube flip thru of this album soon!


More Scrapbooking! – Divided Page Protector Style

I am in trouble because I am almost out of this style of We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors and I don’t think they make them anymore! The 8.5×11 does not have enough variety. I will have to start using my WRMK fuse tool more I suppose.

Here are a few more layouts for my 2016 album. I mostly just fill in with some pattern paper or journal cards and add some text to photos.

PP LV layout

The square prints were printed from Social Print Studio. I love their thick, matte photo paper. I simply added a few alpha stickers (Simple Stories) and some journaling onto photos.

PP zoo layout

These photos are a day at the zoo with my nephew. I used this single sheet of paper from Bella Blvd The Zoo Crew collection to make the inserts in middle of page.

PP Easter layout

A few photos from Easter 2016. I am quite obsessed with the mason jar paper from Echo Park Made from Scratch collection, I think I have 3 more sheets of it in my stash. Very versatile, makes for cute cards too.


If anyone has any of these page protectors they want to sell, let me know.

Scrapbook Layout Share

Recent scrapbook layouts

I was fortunate to get to attend 3 crops so far this year! So I accomplished quite a few layouts (for me). When I go to crops, I tend to spend a longer time creating & trying out different techniques since I have a decent amount of time to focus on scrapbooking.

At 2 crops I worked on layouts and a traveler’s notebook from my Hawaii trip last year. At the 3rd crop, I just worked on cards to catch up my stash and prepare for a few card-worthy events coming up.

Here are just a few layouts I didn’t share yet:

Christmas layout, single photo, carta bella

This is just a simple Christmas layout of a family photo. The photo was edited with Photoshop Elements and printed through Persnickety Prints. I love this Carta Bella Christmas Delivery collection. I add a few of my signature designs with the folded up paper corner, page flags and stapled tab. The busy plaid green paper didn’t need too much embellishment.

Farmers market layout

I love this photo of my farmer’s market haul. Farm fresh brown eggs & flowers. This scene is pretty frequent in my summer. I knew I wanted to add some of the Graphic 45 paper from Home Sweet Home collection. I grew up in the suburbs, but where I lived it was more country, my neighbors had hens and we always had brown eggs. When I see this paper I always think of those memories growing up of my Dad’s huge garden, having to snap beans, pick & weed, Mom making quarts of tomato sauce, cherry pie parties with neighbors, it was truly something out of a Norman Rockwell scene.

I struggled with the title. I did not have my Silhouette machine with me and none of my alpha stickers worked (I kno right!). So I just handwrote the title. It’s probably a little smaller than I wanted, but I was focused on lettering neatly!

I still want to add some white stitching around the outside. It is sitting in my “to-do” bin waiting for a chance to get to stitching on a few layouts.

Gray love layout

This candid snap was taken while placing the phone on the steps and trying to take a picture of us. It caught us in the midst of just playing around smooching. Love the light streaming in and contrast. I wanted to just use some pretty papers, but also have a gray layout. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink, and pattern paper from Simple Stories Heart Collection & another one I can’t remember! The SS Heart Collection is a very versatile one, I’ve used it on several different types of layouts. The colors of mint, black, gold, gray & mustard are a fav combo. The transparent ‘love’ journal card is an old one from Kelly Purkey. I thought of stitching on this layout too, but then decided I liked it as is and slipped it into my 2016/2017 album.

I’ve shared a bit of the layouts below on Instagram, but here they are again:

Celebrate life layout

Green cardstock: Papertrey Ink; Yellow PP: Amy Tangerine Plus One, 6×6 American Crafts Happy Place; Instax photo printed with SP-2 printer; Celebrate Life giant stickers from MAMBI; Clear embellishment: Heidi Swapp Lightbox Icon Inserts

At the one crop, the door prize I picked were the Heidi Swapp Lightbox Icon Inserts. I don’t have a lightbox, but I thought they could make cute embellishments. I challenged myself to make a layout with them, and saw the photobooth props and remembered a photo of my nephew & I with mustaches. I brought my handy Instax SP-2 printer (more to come on that) with me to the crop, which makes it so easy to print photos as needed. A few quick edits in PicTapGo and voila, ready to make a layout!

Hawaii layout

As strange as it sounds, I don’t traditionally scrapbook vacations. It’s just too overwhelming! For my trip to Hawaii I did work on a traveler’s notebook while on vaca and recently finished it up. I also plan to make a digital photobook very soon through Mpix. I used Mpix to make one of their panoramic photobooks for my Euro trip and was really happy with the results. I just finished up another book with them for a graduation gift. So Hawaii will be next.

But I always like to include a few layouts or my favorite photos from a trip into my regular, chronological album. I printed this photo on my Canon Pixma printer just a little under 8.5×11. Punched the palm tree punch in the corner (that I’ve had since I was a kid!) And use the white, Uni-ball Signo gel pen to write my favorite places, memories & events of the trip. And fyi the colors of that photo are not photoshopped, probably just bumped the contrast slightly.


Hope you enjoyed my share and were inspired by something. If I didn’t link something you are interested in, leave me a comment.