I have been working on my Ireland trip forever it seems. I have over 1000 pictures after cutting them down from over 3000. Most are scenes verses people to cutting down alot is not working. I am having a hard time find items to put on the pages accept when St. Patricks rolls around. Any ideas on what to do to keep it lively and moving? It was a trip with just my husband and I before we got married.
— roxxyfitz, CO on Jan 19, 2012
Make it easy on yourself and focus on the travel theme of the book, and not just on the Irish theme. Select patterned papers and cardstock that coordinate with the colors of your photos. Some people like to walk through the store with their photos and match papers and embellishments to particular photos. Since you have so many photos, you could also include just pages of photos from your trip, instead of trying to scrapbook every single photo. Maybe you spent an afternoon at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. You could make one (or two) scrapbook layouts with your favorite photos from that event, and then include some pages of just photos after the scrapbook layouts. You could use the same idea for your landscape photos. Scrapbook just a few of your favorites, and then include pages of photos. The We R Memory Keepers album system is great for this type of "hybrid" scrapbooking. Stop by your local Archiver's anytime and they'll be more than happy to help you out. Hope this helps!