Scrapbooking with Maps
(Dolan Springs, Arizona)
When we take road trips, especially long road trips, I like to use the road maps of where we go on some of my scrapbook pages.
Last year, we took a 3 week cross country road trip and stopped in many different states, towns and points of interest. Of course, we took lots and lots of pictures. I find that when laying out my pages for the pictures, it's fun to use a map of the area as background on the page. It's also very helpful when you are in as many places as we were on our trip.
What I do is just scan a part of the map I want in my layout; sometimes having the name of the city, town or point of interest as the focal point. Other times, the whole map is just the background for the page. After I have scanned the pertinent part of the map onto my computer, I print it out on acid free scrapbooking paper and attach it to my page.
I find this really helps with journaling as well as keeping track of what you did where.