More Ways to Scrap Your Spring Break Adventures

Making a spring break travel scrapbook is fairly simple. After all, it doesn’t take much to add photos and memorabilia to layouts. However, if you are looking for ways to make your pages pop, then consider the types of embellishments you use.

For example, for a beach-themed page, instead of using a slew of store-bought stamps and stickers for added effect, why not create an ocean and sand setting as a backdrop for favorite photos of your kids frolicking in the waves? You can use chalk to draw the water and sandpaper for the sand. Or, use fine art sand with liquid glue to create a sandy texture on your layout. For the sky, punch oval scallops from white paper, then add blue chalk or ink around the edges.

Another way to add drama and intrigue to your spring break scrapbook is to pepper the pages with a few well-chosen quotes. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy task, as the Internet is teeming with colorful, cute and captivating quotes that are ideal for spicing up ordinary vacation page designs.

One of my favorite sites to find travel-related scrapbook phrases is The website offers a dizzying array of travel phrases, from simple to sublime. also does an impressive job of organizing its travel phrases. Access is easy; just click on a category heading and you will be taken to a page that features dozens of trip-friendly phrases, such as:

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow- mindedness.” – Mark Twain

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G. K. Chesterton

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” – George Moore

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

The World Wide Web is not the only place where you can find travel phrases for use on vacation layouts. One of my favorite travel sayings—“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends”—was something I heard Shirley MacLaine share on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Other scrapbook travel saying resources include books, magazines, brochures, TV and radio.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.