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Spring Break 08.

Mini


Spring Break is here and the 3 of us (the e3 reference on the album above) are ready for a little travel + rest + relaxation. It won't be long before Chris is back into full campaign mode for the fall election and things will be that much more hectic. This seemed like our best chance to get away together just the three of us (with no other agenda besides hanging out).


For a little on-the-road travel documentation I put together a small mini book (4x6) this morning to take along on our adventure. It's a new one from D Reeves (loving the very cool white look - it's a pure white rather than clear) and my plan is to use brochures and found papers along the way for the pages. I also packed a small Kodak printer to try some photo printing on the road.


[ album: D Reeves; foam letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard circle accent: Scenic Route ]


Keeping the additional supplies simple again: scissors, hole punch, rolling adhesive, glue stick, and a pen.


Supplies


I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend. We got a kick out of the comments yesterday regarding Chris' white shirt. It just happened to be the one he had on and it stayed clean the entire time. There wasn't much splashing in the dyes - a fairly quick and easy little egg coloring session. But yep, he was brave.


As a couple of you noticed and mentioned in the comments yesterday, Simon was totally into it this year (vs. no interest last year). He had a great time dipping the eggs into the dyes and placing them back into the cartons. He also loved re-hiding (and re-hiding and re-hiding) the eggs yesterday afternoon for our friends that came over to celebrate Easter with us.


Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Meghan E says…
    03/24/2008

    Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation! :)

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  2. Jana says…
    03/24/2008

    Have a great vacation! We're just hanging out this week, working, but also enjoying having our daughter home for spring break (she's working too---at her favorite flower place---fun she's excited to go back to work there!!) Great job being so prepared with your mini-book!

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  3. Linda Beeson says…
    03/24/2008

    What get-away for a scrapper would not be complete without a few little scrapping supplies!!! LOVE the compact way you are ready for some documenting!

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  4. Tracy Anderson says…
    03/24/2008

    Have a great time, Ali! You deserve some quiet time with your men :) Hope you come home rested, relaxed and rejeuvenated!

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  5. jen says…
    03/24/2008

    hi Ali,
    since your sharing of the idea of White on White...i am so hooked on it...and now i see another idea in your title e3...cool...white is in!

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  6. Lauren Z says…
    03/24/2008

    So cute! I am also in the middle of trying to get together a travel journal. my BF and I are driving to Austin Texas (from the coast of CA!) and I am getting things together to add while we are gone. I think that the printer idea is cool, but we will be near a Costco and so I can print when we set up "camp" at his moms house :)
    Have a fun trip!

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  7. Nicky Anderson says…
    03/24/2008

    Love the simple journal idea - will have to do that on our next trip. Hope you have an amazing holiday with your boys!!!!
    Nicky Anderson

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  8. Linda says…
    03/24/2008

    VERY COOL! One of the things I do on vacation is load our photos to snapfish each night. Then if there is a walgreens near by I'll swing by and pick up prints the next morning. (Only if it isn't a biggie to swing by) We have wall-to-wall fun pages. At the end of each day on our summer vacations, I will with the help of which ever child wants to chime in, make a 12x12 collage made up of photos, brochures, ticket stubs, hardrock cafe coasters, a napkin with a logo on it...you name it, we have used it in our collages. I love that after twenty-five years of making collages from vacations, many many years before it scrapbooking became popular. Back when I had photos made up after vacation in black and white to keep them from fading. Our vacation albums remain treasure troves of moments, places, and memories.
    Have a great vacation.

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  9. Cathy says…
    03/24/2008

    I love your mini book, so simple easy and great to carry around for on the moment memory takers (did that make sense lol). HOpe you have a great vacation and relax as much as possible. I won't get a vaca till maybe august if I'm lucky earlier.

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  10. Heather C says…
    03/24/2008

    Hi - new to your blog -- find it so inspiring. I dyed eggs for the first time this year with my girls -- my 5 year old loved it, the 2 year old -- well lets just say that it was a mistake to give a 2 year old a dyed egg! On her lips, teeth, hands... it will make a great memory and she was so happy!
    Have a safe trip and will be interested to see what you create.
    Thanks for the inspiration -
    Heather Clements, Mason, OH

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  11. alexandra says…
    03/24/2008

    Love the beginnings of your travel journal - so fabulous!
    Safe and happy travels to you all - have a good one!!
    A.

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  12. Joscelyne (Joscie) Cutchens says…
    03/24/2008

    that is so awesome, and you are so inspirational! I love it! what a great idea to keep it simple with the supplies!

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  13. annie says…
    03/24/2008

    Happy trails & bon voyage, Ali!
    Rest, relax, recharge~
    Cheers,
    Annie W.

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  14. artful_yogi says…
    03/24/2008

    Another fun thing to do is hide the Easter baskets. As the kids grow older the hiding spots can get more and more challenging til they are out in the car, in the basement, or in the oven!

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  15. margie says…
    03/24/2008

    have a fab trip...be safe!
    you deserve it!
    love to you and the fam!
    miss you...
    kiss kiss
    m

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  16. Lisa says…
    03/24/2008

    A very timely posting for me, Ali! My husband and I are taking a three week trip to Europe with our 18 month old daughter. I am in the midst of putting together a travel scrapbook for the road, so I appreciated knowing how you're going to do it! So far I have generic daytimer that I'm going to modify with maps, restaurants/shops I want to visit, and chipboard pages dividing the destinations. I'm really looking forward to working on this on the road!

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  17. christen says…
    03/24/2008

    have a wonderful time! i'm looking forward to hearing how printing the photos on the go works...

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  18. Jenn says…
    03/24/2008

    This book is so dang cute, and I liked seeing your "supply bag" for road scrapping. GREAT idea: do it while it's fresh in one's mind! You have such a flair, wanna help me remodel my kitchen? That is my spring break project. LOL! Have a blast on your trip! Thanks for the great post! Jen in the OC

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  19. jamaica says…
    03/24/2008

    this is divine. i love, love, love the white on white. note to self... must buy white dreeves album asap.

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  20. Deb Wisker says…
    03/24/2008

    Great mini album!Love the white!!
    I would have loved to play egg hunt with Simon all day! Hope you got some good pics!

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  21. Amy says…
    03/24/2008

    Vacation? What's a vacation....? ;)

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  22. Julie Howard says…
    03/24/2008

    That is such a cool little album!
    Have a great time on your vacation!

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  23. heatherle says…
    03/24/2008

    I need to know about BARAK before I implode! Did you see him in Portland? Eugene??????????

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  24. forcryeye says…
    03/24/2008

    Happy, Happy Easter to you and yours. I also brought a mini scrapbook on my Spring Break...I shall have to post it.

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  25. kelly lown says…
    03/24/2008

    Enjoy your break. I would love to see posts of the "white" album with the "found" pages. TOtally cool.

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