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I’m sure my friends and family think I’m crazy, but I get super excited when I get the Etsy notification of a sale and I see that an Adventure Book will soon head off to to new part of the world.

With Belgium and Chile being the latest additions to the list, Adventure Books are now  in 21 countries.

Countries: 21 

States: 43



  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • New Zeland
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

A and Z, how fun is that?

Playing around with their initials is something Ive been dying to do, so when a friend of mine asked me to put together a scrapbook for her and her boyfriend, I was so excited. This year, the couple decided that they would only do “meaningful” gifts so this was her gift to him. Most of the pictures are are from his favorite US city (San Fransisco), making it a great gift for him since he was headed back to Serbia.

The papers are mostly “Max and Whispers” by Basic Grey.

The book is filled with hidden journaling, fold-outs, flip up and  envelope pages. It makes for a very interactive scrapbook. I thought it was nice that they could share the photos and albums with others but her notes to him would remain personal.

Here are some of the pages…






I know I’ve been saying this about all my albums lately, but I love this mini album.  These pictures were all taken with my phone on a trip to Detoit last year. We were enjoying happy hour at Greektown Casino and I whipped out my camera phone and starting snapping away. 

When it came time to scrapbook,  I couldn’t pick which pictures to use since so many of the pictures are so similiar (and of course they were all camera phone quality) . So this style of mini was perfect because I was able to use all the pictures. 

This album ended up being so much fun to work on for a number of reasons… 

  1. He loves the movie “Up” and the My Adventure Book. I thought it would be fun to do a spin on that book 
  2. I’ve been dying to make a mini album like this every since I saw something similiar in an magazine (Simple Scrapbooks: Mini Albums in a Evening) 
  3.  It was quick and easy!!! Love the sense of accomplishment!!! 
  4. I have so many small weekend trips to scrapbook that I’m inspired to work on them all 
  5. I only used 2 sheets of patterned paper (double-sided)


Here are a couple of the inside pages

Album Stats:

  • Pinished size: 10×4″
  • Picture size: 3×5″
  • Solid cardstock: Archivers
  • Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Loire Valley Collection)
  • Stamps: Kelly Panacci, Fancy Pants, various
  • Felt words: American Crafts
  • Other embellishements: American Crafts

 As a Clevelander that claims she loves to travel, I am almost embarrassed to say that I my first trip to Toronto occurred last August.  I had a great time and come to love the city and its never-ending supply of crepes. Mmmm, so yummy! On the way back a quick detour was made to Niagara Falls. That was the first time I’d been there since I was 10. 


Here are a couple of pictures from the trip. The main picture is the view from the hotel room…




After spending a whole week leisurely exploring Buenos Aires, taking 3 hour lunches and then an 11 hour flight home, being delayed by an hour really doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. So when sitting in Chicago’s O’Hare waiting for our connecting flight to Cleveland, Danielle and I were at the podium before the woman could finish her sentence.

“We need 4 people to volunteer to….”

That means my $250 credit has been burning hole in my pocket for almost a year and is about to expire. So I went online and discovered that AA has flights to Rome for $259 and flights to Barcelona for $291 (each way, plus tax). I went back and forth as to which one to go and decided on both.

I am so excited!!!

When I go to a new city, I love to take a picture of the city’s famous lankmark from directly beneath it.  These latest aren’t the best shots, but I’m glad to say that I have added Chicago and San Francisco. So far my collection boasts

  • London
  • Paris
  • Buenos Aires
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago

I had the most AMAZING time in Buenos Aires. The food. The people. The food. The night life. The food. The shopping. The food. The atmosphere. The food. The energy. The food. The culture. Did I mention that the steak was unbelievable? I must have eaten half a cow while I was there.

As hard as it was, I trimmed the 500+ pictures down to 40.